Article : 2011 TLE Speaker Eric Gerhartz - Understanding and Using Minimal Risk Chemicals

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Understanding and Using Minimal Risk Chemicals - 1.5 CEU's: DPR, APLD, PLANET Landscape Industry Certified, GCSAA applied for

Presented by Eric R. Gerhartz, Director Liquid Fence
Wednesday October 12 - 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Course Description:

This course has been designed to educate the professional chemical applicator on new guidelines and requirements for using minimal risk chemicals. The class defines the difference between all-natural and organic products as well as requirements set forth by the EPA and USDA for compliance under their standards. The program also covers labeling and compliance regulations that the applicator should be aware of for both exempt and registered states. The course ends with discussing current and pending federal and state laws regarding the use of Minimal Risk chemicals and procedures that need to be followed by applicators to remain compliant.


As the Director of the Liquid Fence PRO Division, Eric Gerhartz oversees, coordinates and conducts the efforts between the PRO Division and professional applicators nationwide, establishing animal control programs, university trials, PCO accreditation courses, and applicator training. Mr. Gerhartz has lectured about Natural Animal Controls in conjunction with Penn State University, Clemson University, and North Carolina State University, to name just a few. He has also been invited to speak by numerous trade organizations such as the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation, Western Turfgrass Council, The Golf Course Builders of America, and the California Landscape Association. Eric has his B.S. in Strategic Management and Leadership from Capella University and is currently completing his M.S. in Environmental Management along with his MBA through the University of Maryland. Mr. Gerhartz has been with the Liquid Fence Company for nearly five years and is married with two children.

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