Maximize Landscape Watering Efficiency – The Non-Hardware Side of Water Conservation

By James Spindler, Ecologel Solutions LLC

Wednesday, September 28th ~ 8:30 - 10:00 AM
CEUs: 1.5 PGMS, NALP



James Spindler, Ecologel Solutions LLC


Course Description:

Going beyond smart irrigation hardware, this presentation will focus on solutions and consumable products to further maximize landscape watering efficiencies. We’ll discuss tried and true practices as well as emerging product technologies, including mulches, compost, surfactants, super absorbent polymers, anti-transpirants, hygroscopic humectants, plant growth regulators, and hormones/biostimulants. This presentation will include information on how and why to use the various technologies, how to maintain healthy turfgrass and landscapes during periods of drought or watering restrictions and the revenue potential of offering water management solutions as part of your service.

Presentation Objectives:
• Differentiate amongst various water management solutions.
• Learn to maintain healthy turf and landscapes during drought and water restrictions.
• Explore the financial benefits of proper soil moisture management.


Biography:

Jim Spindler is a Certified Professional Agronomist, Certified Professional Soil Scientist and Certified Crop Advisor. He has more than 30 years of experience both domestically and internationally. Primarily, he focuses on the marketing, use and science of fertilizers and soil amendments as well as unique water conservation technologies. He has practical experience in turfgrass management, particularly for sod production, golf course, sports turf, and lawn care industries. He spent a number of years working directly with turfgrass producers in the Southeast. In addition, Jim has experience with a comprehensive range of agricultural products.

He is the President of BioPro Technologies, LLC and the Director of Agronomy for Ecologel Solutions, LLC. Jim also extends his services and knowledge voluntarily as the Agronomist and Research Director of the O.J. Noer Turf Research Foundation. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from Delaware Valley College, as well as a Master of Science degree in Forestry, with a specialization in Soil Science, from Michigan Technological University.

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