CPCA 2024 Spring Conference


Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for the CPCA 2024 Spring Conference on March 21-22, 2024, at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO. Join old friends, make new connections, and earn CEUs at the premiere pest management conference of Colorado! We look forward to many great educational sessions and lots of opportunities to meet with vendors and learn about new products.

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Registration Rates

Registration Type

Early Bird 

(ends 2/16/24)

Regular Rate



(after 3/20/24)

Member $220 $245 $270
Non-Member $270 $295 $325


Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 21

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.



7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

Breakfast and Exhibits

Sponsored by Cardinal


7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Impacts on Pest Management Professionals from Recent Label Changes (PLC*)

Dr. Bob Davis, BASF

Course includes overview of the recent changes in pyrethroid labels to exterior treatments & termite treatments will be discussed. Impacts on and methods that PMP’s can utilize to provide services while adhering to the directions on the respective labels will be provided. Examples of proper use and not allowed treatments will be provided. Example labels will be provided for attendees to reference during the talk. 


8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.

Environmental Stewardship in Pesticide Application (EP*)

Melissa Schreiner, BASF

Mel's presentation on environmental safety in pesticide application will provide a comprehensive discussion that emphasizes the importance of responsible and sustainable practices in the use of pesticides. It covers key principles such as minimizing environmental impact and protecting non-target species.


9:05 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

Managing Disease Vector Arthropods: The Important Role of PMP’s (110*)

Sylvia Kenmuir, BASF


10:10 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Refreshment Break and Exhibits

Sponsored by Bell Labs


10:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Birds and Public Health (302*)

Ray Olschewski, Bird Barrier


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Luncheon and Exhibits


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Integrated Management of the Most Important Turfgrass Disease Problems in the Rocky Mountain West (206*)

Dr. Tony Koski, Colorado State University

This presentation will cover the management of the most important disease problems of turfgrass in the Rocky Mountain West, including necrotic ring spot, Ascochyta leaf blight, fairy ring, dollar spot, and snow mold. Integrated approaches to the management of these diseases will be discussed. 


-concurrent session-


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bug Out with ID: Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Pest-savvy PMPs (304*)

Sylvia Kenmuir, BASF

This talk focuses on enhancing pest identification in the field using innovative tools and techniques. The presentation delves into the challenges faced in accurately identifying pests, explores various tools available for field identification such as smartphone apps and portable microscopes, and showcases real-world case studies highlighting the effectiveness of improved identification methods. Practical tips for optimizing pest identification efforts, insights into future trends, and a hands-on session for audience engagement are also included. 


2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Insect Identification & Diagnostics (207*)

Andrew Miller, Designs by Sundown

Diving into the Complexity of Insect Diagnostics and Their Control


-concurrent session-


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fly Control: Challenges and Opportunities (304*)

Dr. Bob Davis, BASF

Covers identification, biology, habits, conducive conditions, medical importance, inspection techniques, and integrated pest management of flies is provided.


3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break and Exhibits

Sponsored by Ensystex


3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Pesticide Application: Guardians of Public Safety (PS*)

Melissa Schreiner, Colorado State University

Mel plans to address the significance of proper application techniques, the selection of pesticides, and the implementation of integrated pest management strategies. The talk aims to create awareness about the potential risks associated with pesticide use and encourages a proactive approach to safeguarding public safety. 


3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Laws and Regulations (LR-2*)

Becky England


5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Reception and Drawing in Exhibits


Friday, March 22

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.



7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Exhibits

Sponsored by Target


8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

CPCA General Membership Meeting


8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Label Reading (UP*)

Lisa Blecker, Colorado State University

Applicators will learn and practice how to read the pesticide label. They will know where to look to find the information they need to know to make safe and effective pesticide applications. Applicators will know where to look to find the Brand name, identify what active ingredient(s) are in their formulation, the mode of action of the product, the formulation, where to look for application methods, rates, and crops/sites approved for use in the directions for use section, where to look for safety and hazard information in the precautionary statements section, and where to look for storage and disposal information.


9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Public Policy Update

Ryan Riley


9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (AS*)

Sarah Hirnyck, Colorado State University

Applicators will learn the minimum required PPE for Colorado pesticide handlers and what route of exposure they protect. They will learn the employer's responsibility to provide employees with PPE, and how to properly care for and maintain PPE. Applicators will learn where to find PPE information on the pesticide label. Respiratory protection and respirator training/use requirements will be covered.


10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break and Exhibits


10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Sleep Tight and Don’t Let the Bacteria Bite: Bed Bugs, Bacteria, and Budding Management Strategies (304*)

Laura Rosenwald, NPMA

Bed bugs are some of the trickiest pests to manage for your clients. Not only do they cause bodily harm, but they can also cause psychological harm. Is there anything new coming down the line that may help us with these fellow bed-layers? This session will not only cover bed bug basics but will also cover new and exciting research coming down the line concerning bed bugs and using bacteria as a potential management tool.


-concurrent session-


10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Sulfuryl Fluoride for Structural Fumigation (303*)

Bob Braun, Douglas Products

How to safely and effectively conduct a structural fumigation with Vikane.  Learn about record keeping, PPE, first aid, security, dosage calculation and more.


11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Rodents: Biology, Behavior and Management (304*)

Dan Scott, Sprague 


-concurrent session-


11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Carpenter Bees and Ants (WDO) (301*)

Laura Rosenwald, NPMA

While these pests are not the most economically damaging wood-destroying insects, they can still cause significant cosmetic and structural damage for your clients. This session will cover the biology and behavior of these two wood-nesters, as well as discuss management strategies.


12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

Wrap-up and Checkout


Recertification Credits

Credits approved in CO, NM, OK, UT, and WY. Credits are pending in AZ and TX. Credit information is available here.

*Credit has been requested and is contingent on approval by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the licensing bodies of the following states: AZ, NM, OK, TX, UT, and WY.


Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Exhibitor Opportunities:

Tabletop display (Members: $475; Non-Member: $550)


  • One full conference registration (Additional badges discounted to $100 each)
  • One tabletop display
  • One time use each of the pre- and post-event attendee lists
  • Opportunity to introduce your company during the conference in a short 1-2 minute intro. Sponsors at the conference receive additional time and a prime spot in introductions.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

These opportunities are available on a first-come/first-served basis.

  • Full Breakfast - $800 (One Available)
  • Lunch - $1,600 (One Available)
  • Wednesday Night Reception - $1600 (One Available)
  • Refreshment Break - $350 (Three Available)
  • Lanyard Sponsor - $800  SOLD

Become an Exhibitor! 



The Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel is completely sold out of rooms at this time. There is a nearby hotel, SpringHill Suites that has rooms available.

Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel, Spa & Conference Center

4705 Clydesdale Parkway

Loveland, Co 80538


Thank you to our Sponsors!



Meetings and Schedule

CPCA Spring Conference

March 21-22, 2024

Embassy Suites in Loveland

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