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Wednesday, December 9
 

7:00am

Registration and Cont'l Breakfast
Wednesday December 9, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am
Expo Hall

8:00am

Aerification options, Timing and Recovery
Discussion aerification timing and strategies for a quick recovery.

Speakers
XX

Xi Xiong

Associate Professor, University of Missouri
Dr. Xi Xiong is an Associate Professor in Turfgrass Science at the University of Missouri. Her research focuses on managing turfgrass species under various biotic and abiotic stresses.


Wednesday December 9, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Golf (Room 102)

8:00am

KEYNOTE session – The Shifting Landscape
A visionary, futuristic outlook for the landscape green industry – market demands, product and practice trends.

The demand for greenhouse and nursery crops, lawn and landscape services, and retailers is a derived demand that is dependent on the final demand by consumers. However, the future of the green industry is at a crossroads. On the one hand, a rosy (pardon the horticultural pun) picture can be painted. But on the other hand, there are many challenges looming. In this presentation, Charlie will pick his way among the thorny issues (economic, demographic, and otherwise) and elaborate on exactly what actions are needed to keep this industry blooming. 


Speakers
avatar for Charlie Hall

Charlie Hall

Ellison Chair in International Floriculture, Texas A&M University
Dr. Charlie Hall grew up in the industry on a nursery in Western North Carolina. Although an economist by training, he is currently a Professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the Texas A&M University and also holder of the Ellison Chair in International Floriculture. His major areas of specialization include innovative management and marketing strategies, financial analysis and benchmarking, and the situation/outlook for... Read More →


Wednesday December 9, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Land Care (Jr. Ballroom C)

8:00am

KEYNOTE session – The Shifting Landscape
A visionary, futuristic outlook for the landscape green industry – market demands, product and practice trends.

The demand for greenhouse and nursery crops, lawn and landscape services, and retailers is a derived demand that is dependent on the final demand by consumers. However, the future of the green industry is at a crossroads. On the one hand, a rosy (pardon the horticultural pun) picture can be painted. But on the other hand, there are many challenges looming. In this presentation, Charlie will pick his way among the thorny issues (economic, demographic, and otherwise) and elaborate on exactly what actions are needed to keep this industry blooming. 


Speakers
avatar for Charlie Hall

Charlie Hall

Ellison Chair in International Floriculture, Texas A&M University
Dr. Charlie Hall grew up in the industry on a nursery in Western North Carolina. Although an economist by training, he is currently a Professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the Texas A&M University and also holder of the Ellison Chair in International Floriculture. His major areas of specialization include innovative management and marketing strategies, financial analysis and benchmarking, and the situation/outlook for... Read More →


Wednesday December 9, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Ornamentals (Jr. Ballroom D)

8:00am

The Emergence of the Natural and Synthetic Hybrid System
The hybrid system (a natural turf system bolstered by synthetic fibers) is the result of a collaborative effort to boost natural turf's ability to withstand heavy usage. Topics include the need for hybrid system; manufacturing, cultivation, and installation methods; as well as system maintenance techniques.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Matous

Ken Matous

Sales Rep Nationally for Xtragrass, Graff's Turf
1 year promoting & selling Xtragrass for Graff's Turf. I have been in 38 States & have some form of Xtragrass in 12 States. 22 years coaching major college football, 10 coaching Arena football & 1 year buying commodities.


Wednesday December 9, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Sports Fields (Jr. Ballroom B)

8:00am

Irrigation Sensors

A discussion of sensors for retrofit or new installations. An easy upgrade to make your system more efficient.


Speakers
avatar for Matt Bruns

Matt Bruns

Regional Sales Manager, Toro
Matt has been in the Green Industry for over 25 years beginning as a golf irrigation salesperson at his family's Toro Distributorship in Orlando, FL. After 10 years in distribution, he joined The Toro Company where he starts his 18th year as a Regional Sales Manager, in the Residential/Commercial Irrigation Division. He is the IA Ambassador for the area, is Irrigation Association CIC and CLIA certified, and a former GIA Education Director... Read More →


Wednesday December 9, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Water Management (Jr Ballroom A)

8:00am

Trade Show
Wednesday December 9, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Expo Hall

8:00am

Pesticide Certification: Morning Session
8:00: Introduction (Brad Fresenburg - MU)

8:05: Laws & Regulations (Melissa May - MDA)

8:35: Review of Basics (Richard Houseman - MU)

8:50: Laundering Pesticide Contaminated Clothing (Melissa May)

9:00: BREAK

9:20: Misuse of Pesticides (Melissa May)

9:40: Current Pests Issues (Richard Houseman)

10:05: Importance of Personal Protective Equipment (Brad Fresenburg)

10:20: Groundwater: The Hidden Resource Video (Brad Fresenburg)

10:40: BREAK

10:55: Pesticide Waste: Prevention & Disposal (C.J. Plummer - MDNR)

11:15: WPS and RUP Update; and Drift Watc (Melissa May)

11:25: Invasive Species (Brad Fresenburg)

11:40: Pesticides & Human Health Risk (Richard Houseman)

11:55: Pesticide Information on the Web: MU Extension, Plant Protection Programs, MDA, Newsletters (Richard Houseman)

Moderators
avatar for Brad Fresenburg

Brad Fresenburg

Assistant Extension Professor in Turfgrass Sciences, University of Missouri
Dr. Brad Fresenburg is an Assistant Extension Professor in Turfgrass Sciences at the University of Missouri. He specializes in Sports Turf Management, helps to coordinate the Pesticide Applicator Program and teaches Introductory Turfgrass Management. Brad has been with the University for 27 years.

Speakers
DB

David Baker

Missouri Department of Agriculture
TB

Tina Brocke

Missouri Department of Agriculture
RH

Richard Houseman

University of Missouri
avatar for Melissa May

Melissa May

Bureau of Pesticide Control, Certification Program Coordinator, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Melissa May is the Certification Program Coordinator with the Bureau of Pesticide Control, Missouri Department of Agriculture.  She manages the state program for certification of pesticide applicators and dealers, recommending courses of action and coordinating efforts within the department, with other state and federal agencies, the regulated industries and the public.  She is responsible for special local need registrations and... Read More →
avatar for Lee Miller

Lee Miller

Extension Turfgrass Pathologist, University of Missouri
Dr. Lee Miller directs research and extension programs focused towards disease control in turfgrasses. His extension responsibilities are to provide disease diagnosis and control recommendations for the lawn, golf, sports turf, and sod industries, and research activities center on the development of disease management strategies that require fewer inputs, and result in sustainable, functional, and aesthetic turfgrass fields.
avatar for C.J. Plassmeyer

C.J. Plassmeyer

Pesticide Collection Program, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
C.J. Plassmeyer is the Pesticide Collection Program Coordinator with the Hazardous Waste  | Program, Missouri Department of Natural Resources.  He coordinates statewide pesticide  | collection events for farmers and households of Missouri.  He provides program outreach  | regarding pesticide waste and necessary steps for regulated pesticide waste disposal.
HS

Hank Stelzer

University of Missouri
MW

Mike Welch

Missouri Department of Agriculture


Wednesday December 9, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Pesticide Applicator Training (Rm 104-105)

9:00am

Limnology and Pond and Lake Management
Practical application of watershed and limnology concepts to manage the aesthetic and functional value of ponds and lakes.


Speakers
JD

Jim Darlington

Owner, Leisure Ponds
Jim Darlington lives in Eureka Missouri and is owner of Leisure Ponds, a management company providing a watershed approach to improving and maintaining the aesthetic and functional value of lakes and ponds. Jim has a Masters Degree in Environmental Science from SIUE.
avatar for Tony Thorpe

Tony Thorpe

Coordinator Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program, University of Missouri
The Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program enables citizens to assist with the collection and processing of water quality samples. Tony Thorpe has been coordinator of the Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program since 2001. Tony received his Masters Degree from the University of Missouri.


Wednesday December 9, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Golf (Room 102)

9:00am

Synthetic Turf; No Maintenance Required
This presentation will provide a better understanding of the variability in field surface conditions, especially surface hardness, that exist across synthetic as well as natural athletic fields. Attendees will learn that synthetic fields, like natural fields, do require ongoing maintenance to provide a uniform and safe playing surface. Strategies to help maintain athletic fields in a consistent condition from installation through the life of the field will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Carson

Troy Carson

Sr. Research Agronomist, The Toro Company
Troy Carson has been married to his wife, Sara, for more than 20 years and is the father of four children. He is a Senior Research Agronomist within the Center for Advanced Turf Technology at The Toro Company. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Horticultural Science from the University of Minnesota. His responsibilities at Toro include development and implementation of applied research related to irrigation, equipment and precision turfgrass... Read More →


Wednesday December 9, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Sports Fields (Jr. Ballroom B)

9:00am

Irrigation Efficiency

Ways to make your sprinklers more effective on an existing system. Retrofit heads, nozzles, pressure regulation or simple changes to the way you program your existing controller.  All can make your existing system more effective.


Speakers


Wednesday December 9, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Water Management (Jr Ballroom A)

10:00am

Managing the Invasion – Contemporary invasive plant control practices
Bush honeysuckle, wintercreeper euonymus, callery pear highlight a plethora of invasive exotic plants negatively impacting Missouri’s urban, suburban and exurban landscapes. A panel of seasoned experts will share contemporary control measures for effectively managing a variety of landscape thugs.

Speakers
avatar for Quinn Long

Quinn Long

Conservation Ecologist, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden
Quinn Long is an ecologist with the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Missouri Botanical Garden, where he works with conservation and restoration of rare plant species and natural communities. He received a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Kansas, researching limitations to plant diversity in prairie restoration. His research interests include fire ecology, invasive species, and restoration of grassland... Read More →
avatar for Jon Wingo

Jon Wingo

DJM EcologicalServices, Inc.
In 1987, Jon Wingo started a company dedicated to landscaping in an unconventional manner-restoring natural plant communities. His firm has seen unprecedented growth in the past few years and grown to include 12 employees and recently acquired a 20+ year old native seed company. DJM's reach now extends past the St. Louis metro area restoring ecosystems in Missouri and adjacent states. | | Jon spends plenty of time promoting the benefits of... Read More →


Wednesday December 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Land Care (Jr. Ballroom C)

10:00am

New & Underestimated Plants for 2016 - the BEST of the BEST
The TREES: Mike Rood, Pea Ridge Forest
The SHRUBS: Kevin Effinger, Greenleaf Nursery
The ANNUALS: Barb Giblin, Professional Horticulturist
The PERENNIALS: Bill Ruppert, Bohn’s Farm and Greenhouses

A rapid fire series of presentations featuring the BEST of the BEST new, underutilized/underestimated plant selections for use in professionally designed and managed landscapes.  No wimps presented here – only plants that will thrive and endure the rigors of lower Midwest climate conditions.


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Effinger

Kevin Effinger

Kevin started his career at Effinger Garden Center in the early 80s. He is also a proud graduate of the Mizzou Agriculture School where he studied Horticulture. Kevin had his own landscaping company "Landscape 1" in the Metro East area for 10 years. Kevin has been representing Greenleaf Nursery in the bistate region for the past 18 years. 
avatar for Barb Giblin

Barb Giblin

Barb Giblin holds a B. S. of Horticulture from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  In her 28 years of industry experience she has managed or worked in most sectors–recently in horticultural maintenance, retail and wholesale in addition to owning a landscape design build firm, The Garden Gate, for 8 years.
avatar for Mike Rood

Mike Rood

Mike Rood is president and co-owner of Pea Ridge Forest Tree Farm. A graduate from the University of Missouri Columbia with a degree in forest management, he parlayed that knowledge and the experience of going up on a christmas tree farm to incorporate nursery stock. He is a past president of the Landscape and Nursery Association of Greater St. Louis as well as the Hermann Tree Council. Mike is an active member of our green community with a... Read More →
avatar for Bill Ruppert

Bill Ruppert

President, National Nursery Products - St. Louis
Representing quality growers of herbaceous perennials, featuring selections of Midwest and American natives, lower Midwest ecotype natives, stormwater mitigation landscape plugs, ground covers, ornamental grasses, hosta and custom grown perennials for the landscape professional by Bohn's Farm and Greenhouses. Direct account representative for Walters Gardens, Inc., growers of quality perennial liners since 1945, Stonehouse Nursery and Taylor... Read More →


Wednesday December 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Ornamentals (Jr. Ballroom D)

11:00am

Pesticide Efficacy Before, During, or After Rain Events

Planned post-application irrigation is often necessary for effective control of some turfgrass pests, but an excessive rainfall event, (or two straight months of them), may bring too much of a good thing.  With a particular emphasis on disease control, this seminar will discuss instances when a little extra water is necessary, when and why it can be detrimental in some cases, and what research has been conducted to ascertain the difference.         


Speakers
avatar for Lee Miller

Lee Miller

Extension Turfgrass Pathologist, University of Missouri
Dr. Lee Miller directs research and extension programs focused towards disease control in turfgrasses. His extension responsibilities are to provide disease diagnosis and control recommendations for the lawn, golf, sports turf, and sod industries, and research activities center on the development of disease management strategies that require fewer inputs, and result in sustainable, functional, and aesthetic turfgrass fields.


Wednesday December 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Golf (Room 102)

11:00am

Soil Ecology Optimization – a new approach to plant health

Understanding soil ecology is a game changer when approaching plant health and vitality. Learn about new age opportunities for maintaining soil health while advancing plant vitality for both turfgrass and ornamental applications.                  


Speakers
avatar for Denis Barron

Denis Barron

President/Owner, Agro-Logics, LLC
Denis Barron graduated from Penn State University in 1977 with a degree in | Agronomy and has been in the green industry since. He dedicated the first 20 years | of his career to the golf sector, spending time as a golf course superintendent, | general manager, and managing the construction of several greater St. Louis region | courses. In 1995, Denny opened Agro-Logics, LLC – a turf and ornamental product... Read More →
avatar for Mark McWilliams

Mark McWilliams

Mark McWilliams is a registered landscape architect, an Illinois Certified Nurseryman and was named Illinois Certified Nursery Professional of the year in 1999 by the Illinois Green Industry Association. He serves as a board member on the IGIA today.  He was one of the founding members of Springfield Green and served on their executive design team.  He has 30 years of experience in Landscape Design, Sales and Nursery... Read More →


Wednesday December 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Land Care (Jr. Ballroom C)

11:00am

Landscape Plants as a Profit Center – where are the opportunities?

Landscape service trends appear to be improving. In fact, according to First Research, the output of the U.S. landscaping industry is forecast to grow at a compounded annual rate of 4 percent through 2016, indicating steady growth in the longer term. An informal tally of the mergers and acquisitions over the last 3 years fills up 3 pages single-spaced! About 80% of those were in the landscape sector, reflective of the fact that regional landscape firms are rapidly scaling up to achieve economies of scale necessary to compete with the behemoth created by the Brickman’s and Valley Crest merger. If you think these statistics were interesting, come to this session to hear Charlie describe more of his near-term forecast for the landscape sector!


Speakers
avatar for Charlie Hall

Charlie Hall

Ellison Chair in International Floriculture, Texas A&M University
Dr. Charlie Hall grew up in the industry on a nursery in Western North Carolina. Although an economist by training, he is currently a Professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at the Texas A&M University and also holder of the Ellison Chair in International Floriculture. His major areas of specialization include innovative management and marketing strategies, financial analysis and benchmarking, and the situation/outlook for... Read More →


Wednesday December 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ornamentals (Jr. Ballroom D)

11:00am

What's new in bermudagrass cultivars?
An overview of bermudagrass cultivar selection and information on winter hardiness from our cultivar trials in West Lafayette at Purdue.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Cale Bigelow

Dr. Cale Bigelow

Professor Turf Science, Purdue University
Cale Bigelow is a Professor in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University. He is very active in undergraduate instruction and conducts applied/practical research in all areas of turf.


Wednesday December 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sports Fields (Jr. Ballroom B)

11:00am

Watering Systems for Synthetic Turf
Speakers
avatar for Eric Simmons

Eric Simmons

Great Lakes Specification Sales Manager, Hunter Industries
Eric Simmons, PLA, ASLA manages specification sales throughout the Midwest for Hunter and has represented the manufacturer for almost 10 years. Eric is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in landscape architecture- licensed in IL. Mr. Simmons background includes years spent on the design side of the field as well as the installation, construction and project management side of the industry. For the last 12 years of his career... Read More →


Wednesday December 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Water Management (Jr Ballroom A)

12:00pm

Lunch and Trade Show
Wednesday December 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Expo Hall

12:20pm

MLNA Membership Lunch & Learn Meeting

The Missouri Landscape and Nursery Association (MLNA) Board of Directors has set a special meeting of the MLNA membership to announce and present an opportunity relating to the future of Missouri Green Industry professional engagement and representation.  The MLNA Board has recently been meeting regularly with the Missouri Turf and Ornamental Council (MoTOC) Board of Directors to strategize common ground opportunities.  After gathering your lunch, return to Jr. Ballroom C to “lunch and learn”.  Meeting starts at 12:20pm.



Wednesday December 9, 2015 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Land Care (Jr. Ballroom C)

12:20pm

MoTOC Annual Meeting

The Missouri Turf and Ornamental Council (MoTOC) Board of Directors has set the Annual Meeting of the MoTOC membership to announce, present  and request a member vote regarding an opportunity relating to the future of Missouri Green Industry professional engagement and representation.  The MoTOC Board has recently been meeting regularly with the Missouri Landscape and Nursery Association (MLNA) Board of Directors to strategize common ground opportunities.  After gathering your lunch, return to Jr. Ballroom D to “lunch, learn and VOTE”.  Meeting starts at 12:20pm.


Wednesday December 9, 2015 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Ornamentals (Jr. Ballroom D)

1:00pm

Nitrogen Uptake and Environmental Fate in Turf
Nitrogen is the most abundantly used nutrient for turfgrass growth.  Nitrogen is readily transformed in the soil and can be lost from the turf in a variety of forms.  Strategies for efficient use of nitrogen will be discussed along with foliar uptake, stabilized nitrogen, and nitrogen leaching.  

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Branham

Bruce Branham

Professor, University of Illinois
Bruce Branham has taught turfgrass science and management for over 30 years to students at Michigan State University and the University of Illinois. His research has focused on herbicide efficacy, Poa annua management, and nitrogen fate and efficacy in turf.


Wednesday December 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Golf (Room 102)

1:00pm

What’s NEW in Ornamental Grasses – Nativars and Beyond
Create landscapes that are environmentally sound using low maintenance, low input grasses. This session focuses on the functionality and sustainability of grasses and sedges, with an emphasis on selecting the best native species and cultivars for lower Midwest landscapes.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Currey

Shannon Currey

Marketing Director, Hoffman Nursery, Inc.
Shannon Currey is Marketing Director for Hoffman Nursery, a wholesale nursery in North Carolina specializing in ornamental and native grasses. Her work life began in social science research, where she earned a PhD in Social Psychology. In the early 2000s, she changed fields to pursue a career in horticulture. At North Carolina State University, she trained as a landscape designer and horticulturist in the Department of Horticultural Science... Read More →



Wednesday December 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Land Care (Jr. Ballroom C)

1:00pm

What’s NEW in Ornamental Grasses – Nativars and Beyond
Create landscapes that are environmentally sound using low maintenance, low input grasses. This session focuses on the functionality and sustainability of grasses and sedges, with an emphasis on selecting the best native species and cultivars for lower Midwest landscapes.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Currey

Shannon Currey

Marketing Director, Hoffman Nursery, Inc.
Shannon Currey is Marketing Director for Hoffman Nursery, a wholesale nursery in North Carolina specializing in ornamental and native grasses. Her work life began in social science research, where she earned a PhD in Social Psychology. In the early 2000s, she changed fields to pursue a career in horticulture. At North Carolina State University, she trained as a landscape designer and horticulturist in the Department of Horticultural Science... Read More →



Wednesday December 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ornamentals (Jr. Ballroom D)

1:00pm

Sports Turf Management in the Transition Zone
This talk will cover the fundamentals of species selection and what is required to keep a safe, persistent turf.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Cale Bigelow

Dr. Cale Bigelow

Professor Turf Science, Purdue University
Cale Bigelow is a Professor in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University. He is very active in undergraduate instruction and conducts applied/practical research in all areas of turf.


Wednesday December 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sports Fields (Jr. Ballroom B)

1:00pm

Irrigation Controller Troubleshooting - PART 1

Multi wire system trouble shooting. 


Speakers


Wednesday December 9, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Water Management (Jr Ballroom A)

1:00pm

Trade Show
Wednesday December 9, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Expo Hall

1:00pm

Pesticide Certification: Afternoon Session
Category 3 Training

Speakers
avatar for Brad Fresenburg

Brad Fresenburg

Assistant Extension Professor in Turfgrass Sciences, University of Missouri
Dr. Brad Fresenburg is an Assistant Extension Professor in Turfgrass Sciences at the University of Missouri. He specializes in Sports Turf Management, helps to coordinate the Pesticide Applicator Program and teaches Introductory Turfgrass Management. Brad has been with the University for 27 years.
avatar for Lee Miller

Lee Miller

Extension Turfgrass Pathologist, University of Missouri
Dr. Lee Miller directs research and extension programs focused towards disease control in turfgrasses. His extension responsibilities are to provide disease diagnosis and control recommendations for the lawn, golf, sports turf, and sod industries, and research activities center on the development of disease management strategies that require fewer inputs, and result in sustainable, functional, and aesthetic turfgrass fields.


Wednesday December 9, 2015 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Pesticide Applicator Training (Rm 104-105)

2:30pm

Strategies for Poa Annua Control
Poa annua is the most troublesome weed in golf course turf.  Recent advances in herbicide chemistry have offered several approaches for post emergence control of this weed pest.

Strategies for control of Poa annua in cool-season turf grasses will be examined.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Branham

Bruce Branham

Professor, University of Illinois
Bruce Branham has taught turfgrass science and management for over 30 years to students at Michigan State University and the University of Illinois. His research has focused on herbicide efficacy, Poa annua management, and nitrogen fate and efficacy in turf.


Wednesday December 9, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Golf (Room 102)

2:30pm

Living Together – Tailored and Native Landscapes: effective management strategies for both
Today’s landscapes, commercial – institutional – residential, are experiencing an increased diversity of plants, both introduced ornamentals and native species. How can both native plants and manicured landscapes/turf be successfully managed for the optimum health of both? What have we learned after several years of experience of designing, installing and maintaining native plants to assist mitigation of stormwater? Here is your opportunity to learn more and stay current!


Speakers
avatar for Simon Barker

Simon Barker

Simon is a principal of Native Landscape Solutions, Inc. and is Director of Native Horticulture. With a passion for native plants and learning from natural communities he is constantly striving for better ways to bring natural beauty into our everyday lives.  | | Currently he serves on the Grow Native! committee as Chair of the Membership Advancement  | subcommittee for this fine program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation... Read More →
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Chuck Caverly

Native Landscape Solutions
Charles “Chuck” Caverly has over 30 years experience in the landscape design, maintenance and native plant industry. Chuck joined the NLS team in July of 2013 bringing to the team both native and hortculture industry plant material and operational knowledge coupled with unique planning and zoning municipal experiences. In addition, Chuck ‘s love of the outdoors comes from a thirty-five year Scouting... Read More →
avatar for Scott Woodbury

Scott Woodbury

Scott Woodbury is the Manager of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve, where he has been developing the garden for 24 years. Scott spends much time speaking, writing and consulting throughout the region on native landscape planning. | | He received a BS degree in horticulture at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and has worked at various public gardens including Old Westbury Gardens in New York... Read More →



Wednesday December 9, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Land Care (Jr. Ballroom C)

2:30pm

Focus on Landscape Excellence – A Landscape Project Showcase

Brookings recently published an article referencing Cortex as a new landscape of innovation – a complementary urban model where “leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators.”  Located between the historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast neighborhoods is the Cortex Innovation Community.  This once abandoned urban wasteland has been transformed into a new vibrant and performative landscape.  A critical key to success was to create a walkable and safe public environment that would attract and inspire future innovators to this new landscape.  Learn how this transformative landscape has taken shape from design conception to planning for the care and growth of this new public space. 


Speakers
avatar for Ted Spaid

Ted Spaid

Known around the country for his tacit knowledge of park planning, open space  | design, horticulture, environmental planning, and landscape maintenance best  | practices, Ted brings more than 30 years to SWT Design and the profession  | of landscape architecture. His vision and talent is infused in our practice, ever  | challenging accepted standards and methodologies. | | “I am fascinated with biomimicry and what it... Read More →
avatar for Kent Theiling

Kent Theiling

40 plus years in the field of horticulture working in the areas parks & recreation, institutional, and university campuses. Currently hold the position of Grounds Manager / Horticulturist at Washington University in St. Louis. Background and understanding of Landscape Design & Installation, Grounds Maintenance, Horticulture, Forestry, and Native & Sustainable Landscapes. Education includes an Associate’s Degree in... Read More →


Wednesday December 9, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ornamentals (Jr. Ballroom D)

2:30pm

Fraze Mowing and Spring Dead Spot
Previous research indicates hollow-tine aerification or other cultivation methods may reduce spring dead spot severity and increase fungicide efficacy. Recently, an intense surface cultivation method termed “fraze mowing” has gained popularity as a method of thatch reduction and playing surface adjustment in sports fields. This seminar will discuss the practice of fraze mowing, the current knowledge regarding it's impact on spring dead spot symptoms, and conceptually how fraze mowing could be integrated into an overall management plan.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Miller

Lee Miller

Extension Turfgrass Pathologist, University of Missouri
Dr. Lee Miller directs research and extension programs focused towards disease control in turfgrasses. His extension responsibilities are to provide disease diagnosis and control recommendations for the lawn, golf, sports turf, and sod industries, and research activities center on the development of disease management strategies that require fewer inputs, and result in sustainable, functional, and aesthetic turfgrass fields.


Wednesday December 9, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Sports Fields (Jr. Ballroom B)

2:30pm

3:30pm

Social Networking and Hospitality Hour
Wednesday December 9, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Expo Hall