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Virtual Spring Water Summit
Tuesday, May 11-Wednesday, May 12 
Hosted via Zoom

Join the Carolinas Irrigation Association for our second virtual event on Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12. The virtual Spring Water Summit offers attendees up to five CEUs and will feature both business and technical courses. 

Please note that these are not online courses that you can do on your own time. You will sign in to a live Zoom broadcast with the instructors. Each course will require sign-in to confirm that you are present during the course to qualify for CEUs.


Virtual Spring Water Summit Schedule

Tuesday, May 11

9:00-9:50 a.m.
Two-Wire Best Practices
Reid Garner, Sales Manager, Hunter Industries
NCICLB 12005, 1 Irrigation CEU | 1 IA CEU
This course will discuss the best practices associated with installing a two-wire irrigation system as well as common mistakes found in the field. Attendees will learn about what two-wire is, path planning and installation, wire types and shielding, wire connectors, decoder splicing, and grounding.

10:00-10:50 a.m.
Irrigation System Review: A Systematic Approach to Build Value and Reduce Cancellations*
Kurt Thompson, CGIA, CIC, CID, CIT, CLIA, CLWM, Owner, K. Thompson & Associates
NCICLB 11999, 1 Business CEU | 0.25 IA CEU
This session will help contractors understand the role irrigation service plays in the value of their company, how to minimize cancellations by eliminating the unintentional negative image, and examine irrigation service processes and procedures that grow value.

* Approved for 1 NCLCLB Business Credit, CE 1945 – A Systematic Approach to Build Value and Reduce Cancellations.

11:00-11:50 a.m.
Digging Into the Soil, Plant and Water Relationship
Justin Snyder, Alamance Community College and Elizabeth Riley, Alamance Community College
NCICLB 12006, 1 Irrigation CEU | NCLCLB 1943, 1 Landscape CEU | 1 IA CEU
Irrigation application is key in certain situations for plant success; however, improper application amounts can do more harm than good. The amount of irrigation is impacted by the soil type, plant type, and the climatic conditions of an area. During the discussion we will explore the relationship between soil, plant and water and how to apply irrigation successfully.

Wednesday, May 12

9:00-9:50 a.m.
Alternative Management Techniques 
Chris Keating, CID, District Sales Manager, The Toro Company
NCICLB 12004, 1 Business CEU | NCLCLB 1944, 1 Business CEU | 0.25 IA CEU
This class will help owners and managers identify both productive and unproductive behaviors in employees. It will help managers encourage positive productivity while purging the company or team of morale busting members. Learn how to build a team with a positive attitude and goal seeking members.

10:00-10:50 a.m. 
Smart Irrigation Controls
Don Davis, CIC, CID, Irrigation Business Specialist, SiteOne Landscape Supply
NCICLB 11955, 1 Irrigation CEU | 1 IA CEU
This course explains the good, the bad, and the ugly of internet connectivity options available for smart irrigation controllers.  Knowing which option best fits your site may help avoid an IT intervention meeting!  And since your controller is now cloud-based, why not use some of that fancy internet weather information to conserve water in the landscape?  Let your smart controller calculate run times while you calculate profit margins.

Virtual Spring Water Summit Attendee Pricing
Attendees have the opportunity to register for individual courses or register for the entire event at a discount! 

Price per class: 

  • Member: $20
  • Nonmember: $30

Price for all five sessions:  

  • Member: $80
  • Nonmember: $130

Questions? Contact Nicole Preisner at 703.536.7080 or email us at [email protected]