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The Official Publication of the Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association

Indiana Nursery & Landscape News Volume 79 • Issue 5


September/October 2019

Cover: INLA Award of Excellence 2018 Winner for Commercial Landscape Design/Build over $39,000 — Calvin Landscape

TURF & SOIL ISSUE Beyond RoundUp: Alternative Herbicides for Landscape and Nurseries

Feast or Famine: Landscape Plants Struggle Due to Precipitation Extremes INLA Awards of Excellence Application

Turf and Soil Equipment Highlight






Indiana Nursery & Landscape News Volume 79 • Issue 5 September/October 2019

Contents Turf & Soil Issue BUSINESS

20 Beyond Roundup: Alternative Herbicides for Landscape and Nurseries EDUCATION Indiana Nursery & Landscape News is the official publication of the Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association, Inc. (INLA) and is published bimonthly. Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association 7915 S. Emerson Ave., Suite 247 Indianapolis, IN 46237 Phone: 317-889-2382 Toll Free: 800-443-7336 www.inla1.org PUBLISHER Rick Haggard, Executive Director, INLA 765-366-4994 • haggard.rick@att.net EDITOR AND AD SALES Mary Breidenbach, Cumulus Design 317-757-8634 • mary@ecumulus.com Advertising Rates: Media Kit available online at www.inla1.org

24 Feast or Famine: Landscape Plants Struggle Due to Precipitation Extremes



26 Turf and Soil Equipment Highlight Special Insert: INLA Awards of Excellence Application

Two New Categories in 2019!

Plus More! Copy Deadline: First of the month preceding the month of the issue. Reprint permission granted if source is indicated. Views expressed in articles or editorials do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the association or its directors, but are those of the writer. Trade names used in articles are for identification only. No discrimination is intended toward similar products and the INLA does not endorse the use of the products mentioned. Subscriptions: Included with membership to the INLA. Nonmembers: $36.00 per year (six issues per year). For questions regarding subscriptions, please call INLA at 317-889-2382.


President’s Message


Executive Director’s Message


6 Calendar INLA News 7

In Memoriam: Dr. Phillip Carpenter


Summer Meeting 2019 Recap


Let the Celebration Begin! Milestone Anniversaries of INLA Members - Blue Grass Farms (p. 12) - Brehob Nursery (p. 14)


Movers & Shakers


IDNR: Elongate Hemlock Scale

Certification & Education 27 George Brenn’s IAH Study Guide 28

New and Returning INLA Members

29 IAH QUIZ! Earn CEUs New Initial Indiana Accredited Horticulturists Cover Photo: Jackson’s Grant, Carmel, Indiana. Photo courtesy Calvin Landscape

30 Advertiser List, Classifieds Toolbox Talks: Extension Cord Safety 31

Membership Benefits



Hey Everybody,

Dave LaFara

Summer is in its downswing and now that school has started and vacations are a sweet memory, the hard grind to winter has begun. Sounds like most companies are starting to catch up and are actually starting new projects. So, I bet you are so proud of these projects that you are going to enter them in the INLA Awards of Excellence competition. If so, check out the Award of Excellence application form in the center of this issue, for we have two new categories.

This year’s awesome summer meeting was one for the books! The tours were smashing; the evening dinner was a highlight for the soul with its food and friendship; and the Shooting for Scholarship fundraiser was a blast. I would like to thank all those involved with making it happen. Committee chair Dean Ricci and crew, well done. Thanks to the sponsors for keeping it afloat, and many thanks to Rick Haggard and his angels Julie and Vicky for all their behind-the-scenes magic. Between the two auctions and the profit from the event, we raised over $10,000 for our INEF Scholarship Fund. Our association is doing quite well as we are one of the strongest in the Great Lakes Alliance. This has allowed us to pursue some different options on how the INLA as a group can help our profession overcome problems that affect us all. Our profession is being tested by the lack of industry-educated employees and the stigma that we are not a life career. We’re also being scrutinized by the government on state tax issues and other business-altering amendments. With these and other legislative issues, we will rely on our lobby group, Green Industry Alliance (GIA), more than ever. These are some of the places where we could use a portion of our funds to help the greater good grow and become stronger. We have already put ideas in motion. To help with education, we have seen to educate the younger audience about our industry by increasing our involvement with high school vocational settings, tech schools, and colleges alike. When the water ban came down, our lobbying group, GIA, worked to help change the way the issue was being viewed and won our industry exemptions during future water bans. It’s time to start building on these and other efforts. I need your thoughts and ideas. This is something no one person will decide on their own. Let’s keep this constructive. Nothing can get done without our members’ help. I would like to sit down and talk with as many of you all as I can. I plan on having some positive direction by Indiana Green Expo in February 2020. I would personally like to thank all those before me that have used their leadership, time, and friendships to grow the INLA to the position we’re in today. We can continue to be great as we are or we can grow stronger as a group. Help others as you can. I’m pulling for you. Always between a rock and a hard place, with a smile! Dave David LaFara, INLA President (Sir Rocks A Lot) You can take the kid off the nursery, but you can’t take the nursery off the kid.

2019 INLA Officers Dave LaFara, President Tiffany Lawn & Garden Supply 4931 Robison Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268 317-228-4900; Fax 317-228-4910 david.lafara@tiffanylawn.com Dean Ricci, President-Elect Ricci’s Landscape Management, Inc. 502 Norbeh Drive, Hebron, IN 46341 219-996-2682; Fax 219-996-2680 dean@rlminc.com Kim Glass, Vice President M.J. Schuetz Insurance Services 55 Monument Circle, Ste 500 Indianapolis, IN 46244 (317) 639-5679; Fax (317) 639-6910 kglass@mjsis.com Brian Franco, Past-President Franco Landscaping, Inc. PO Box 34156, Indianapolis, IN 46234 317-858-3858; Fax 317-858-8906 bfranco@francoland.com Rick Haggard, Executive Director & Publisher 7915 S. Emerson Ave., #247 Indianapolis, IN 46032 Office: 800-443-7336 or 317-889-2382 Cell: 765-366-4994 info@inla1.org • rhaggard@inla1.org haggard.rick@att.net

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kyle Daniel — Purdue University 765-494-7621 • daniel38@purdue.edu Gabriel Gluesenkamp (2019) Designscape Horticultural Services 812-988-8900 • gabrielg@designhort.com Mark O’Brien (2020) Cardno • 574-586-2412 mark.obrien@cardno.com Kevin Van Sessen (2021) Blade Cutters, LLC. • 219-661-8206 kevinvs@bladecutters.net Bob Wasson (2019) Wasson Nursery and Garden Center 765-759-9000 • bob@wassonnursery.com

Education: February 11–13 • Trade Show: February 12–13 Indiana’s largest, most comprehensive green industry event of the year! Exhibitor booths now on sale! Go to www.indianagreenexpo.com for exhibitor packet and details. 2


Kent Wilhelmus (2021) Second Nature Landscape Management (812) 483-7817 kent@secondnaturelm.com Shaun Yeary (2019) Greendell Landscape Solutions 317-996-2826 syeary@greendelllandscape.com



EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Well, the time has come around once again to take a moment and enjoy the latest edition of the Indiana Nursery & Landscape News. Rick Haggard

This edition will focus on a few items that I want to share, including a recap of the INLA Summer Tour and INEF Shooting for Scholarships, and a few other reports that are noteworthy.

First an update on the recent Green Industry Alliance Golf Outing, which was held July 18, 2019, at the private Twin Lakes Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana. It looked as though this would be an excellent outing with many “verbal” commitments. However, as the date got closer, and many checked their businesses’ overload of work from the spring rains and lack of labor, many decided it would be best spent tending to business needs. I was very grateful for the ones who did attend the outing, especially after hearing temperature forecast well into the upper 90’s to low 100’s heat index. This GIA Outing is the only fundraiser they have to help offset some of the legislative costs to utilize a PAC Fund. This work is imperative to all companies affiliated within our businesses in the green industry aside from general agriculture. We have been very fortunate to avoid any major impact from legislation that would put a burden on INLA businesses. Hopefully Mother Nature and the economy will be more considerate next year and allow more to be a part of this event firsthand instead of verbal. I personally would also like to thank Christian Brown of Twin Lakes for allowing our group “special” considerations during this event. His staff has always made us feel like members for the day. The event was a little somber this year due to the passing of John Westermeier last fall. John was the superindent of Twin Lakes for many years and was always conversing with many players during our event, as he was very interested and involved with many of those in our industry.

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Next up was the INLA Summer Tours of 2019 taking place on August 1, 2019. A full recap of the tours and INEF Shooting for Scholarships is on pages 8–10 of this edition. The INLA Summer Committee consisted of Dean Ricci, President Elect of the INLA, Board Members Kevin Van Sessen and Bob Wasson, Dan Weingart of GreenImage Landscaping of Indianapolis, Past Presidents Robert Johnstone and Brian Franco, and Brant Boram of Greendell Landscape Solutions. The location this year was in Central Indiana, with many of the sites in the near northside of Indianapolis and expanding into other local counties heading west. The host for the 2019 Summer Event was Greendell Landscape Solutions, celebrating its 50th anniversary. We had around 40 people registered for the tours and utilized three large passenger vans to accommodate the transportation for many. Many thanks to the drivers, President David LaFara of Tiffany Lawn and Garden, Kent Wilhelmus of Second Nature located in Newburgh, Indiana, and myself. Thankfully, weather was not as brutal as it was forecasted to be. After completing four of the stops in the morning, the group was treated to a gracious and hearty lunch hosted and sponsored at the new Blue Grass Farms “Hobbs Yard” and Ameri-Turf — a new location for both on the near westside of Indy. Blue Grass leased out the upper floor of the office to Ameri-Turf, adding another facet to a one-stop destination. In addition, Blue Grass Farms is celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2019 (which is highlighted in this issue on page 12). Continuing the afternoon with seven more stops before culminating in the dinner hosted by Greendell Landscape Solutions, attended by around 80 guests. After dinner tours were given, the INEF auction for the evening began. This is the second year we’ve added an auction to the dinner and this year raised around $5,500 on that night alone. Frank Gieseking and his staff did an amazing job transforming a parking lot into a festive and inviting environment for the evening. On to Day 2, the INEF Shooting for Scholarships Fundraiser. We were once again back at the familiar confines of the Indiana Gun Club off 113th Street in Fishers, Indiana. We ended up with almost 60 shooters to take aim at being the best marksmen. This year it ended in a tie for 1st place for marksmanship between J.D. Durst of BPI Outdoor and Greg Henderlong of Team Ricci. It was determined that there would be a shoot-off with Greg winning on the last round of a 7-station skeet shoot. Greg won a plaque and $100 cash for his efforts. Congrats to both for making it a very entertaining event. Team Ricci won with a final score of 188, second place went to Team Tiffany Lawn and Garden, and third went to Team Fireboulder. The winning member of each team won a trophy along with a cash prize of $50 plus an additional $50 gift card donated by Blade Cutters (Kevin Van Sessen) and Northwest Indiana Landscape Association. Lunch was catered by the Ale Emporium of Fishers, Indiana. The auction monies from the INEF Shooting for Scholarships garnered another $5,000, making the two-day total of around $10,500 in auction items alone. Great job to everyone!! Keep It Green, Rick Haggard, INLA Executive Director haggard.rick@att.net or rhaggard@inla1.org Cell: 765-366-4994

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Indianapolis Landscape Association Golf Outing Indianapolis, IN • Eagle Creek Golf Club • Join your fellow golfers for an exciting day of golf, food, and prizes. Benefiting the Fritz Loonsten Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dinner and awards immediately following golf. Information and registration at https://indylandscape.com/


AmericanHort’s Landscape Operations Industry Tour Chicago, IL • Get ready to network with other leaders in the landscaping industry while touring seven world-class landscaping companies and covering topics like sustainability, specialization, operation efficiency, and more! https://www.americanhort.org/page/LandscapeTour

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Fall 2019 Career Fair at Purdue College of Agriculture West Lafayette, IN • 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Great opportunity for companies to meet potential employees! Booth registration ends September 10 or when spaces are filled. Booth registration or for more information, please visit: https://ag.purdue.edu/oap/career/Pages/Employer_Career_Fair_Main.aspx


Purdue Turfgrass Science Program Annual Golf Day Fundraiser Carmel, IN • Bridgewater Club • 10:30 am - 6:30 pm EDT • The Annual Golf Day Fundraiser is always an enjoyable day! Space is limited. Contact: Brooke Ponder at admin@mrtf.org or (765) 494-8039. https://turf.purdue.edu/events/annual-golf-day-fundraiser/


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In memoriam

Phil Carpenter’s Tributes

Dr. Phillip Carpenter

When asked to write down a few words about Phil Carpenter, it wasn’t to hard for me to come up with something for he influenced my career July 1, 1933 – July 13, 2019 greatly. Phil was one of my professors during my time at Purdue. I always looked forward to his class and not because I got to sit between my buds Dr. Philip L. Carpenter, 86, of Lafayette, passed Jeff Salsbery and John Finneran. It’s because I truly enjoyed Phil’s class away on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Philip received his and hearing him talk about the business side of the landscape profession Bachelor and Masters degrees from Purdue University ... and his stories … of course there was always one or two. I also got to and his PhD from the University of Missouri. Philip know him a little more when I worked in the extension office while in was a Professor of Horticulture at Purdue University college. When it came time to find a job after graduating, which in 1981 for 25 years. He was a veteran was a bad economy, I reached out to Phil. He set me up for of the Army during the Korean an interview with Jim Maschmeyer Sr., a past president of War. He served as executive the INLA. Jim hired me, and my career was off to a great start. Then it was on to Engledow, once again because of a secretary of the Indiana connection that I made through Phil. I continued to run into Nurseryman Association (now my old professor throughout my career, as his work with INLA) from 1987 to 1996. Purdue Extension would bring him to some of the nursery The IAN became the INLA in and job sites where I worked. I looked forward to seeing him 1999. He also served as past at the INLA winter meetings and I always felt like he still had secretary of the International an interest in what I was up to. When I think of Phil it brings Plant Propagators and member a smile on my face for I truly feel he is one of the people that of American Association of Phil Carpenter with Mary and John Shuder helped shape my 40-year career in the landscape business. Nurseryman. Dr. Carpenter Thanks, Dr. Carpenter, for being the great teacher and mentor that you were. published numerous papers and published three books. – Jodie Jones Overmyer, Purdue Class of ’81, Landscape Management and Design, former INLA Board Member, 30-year employee, Price Surviving him is his wife, Nurseries, Plymouth, Indiana Julia, of 59 years, his children

Edward L. Carpenter of I served as President of the INLA, under Dr. Carpenter’s Lafayette, Margaret J. (Bobby) direction in 1994, and have fond memories of he and his Smith of West Lafayette, and wife’s Judy’s dedication to our association and industry. Dr. Matthew P. Carpenter of Carpenter’s leadership gave us a great variety of entertaining Lafayette, four grandchildren, and educational summer meetings that helped develop Phil Carpenter with Jim and Betty Clark and two great grandchildren. a close fellowship amongst our members. Moving our Please consider making a memorial contribution winter meeting to the Convention Center was a major accomplishment Dr. to INEF Scholarship Fund (donation form on page 16 Carpenter was responsible for. He also arranged many programs that jointly in this issue or at https://inla1.org/inla-scholarships/) involved Purdue and the INLA. Today our association benefits tremendously from the ideas and efforts that Dr. Carpenter initiated. or to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) in Philip’s memory. –Tom McGee, Partner, Price Nurseries located in Plymouth, Indiana

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Summer Meeting 2019 Recap Rick Haggard, INLA Executive Director

Photo credits to Shawn Yeary, Rick Haggard, and Julie Gillen

To those of you that were not able to make the 2019 INLA Summer Tour and INEF Shooting for Scholarships, you definitely do not want to let that happen in 2020. I cannot begin to give enough thanks to all those on the committee and volunteers to the committee for making this a fantastic event. The 2019 INLA Summer Meeting took place in Central Indiana after a 3-year hiatus, with 2 of those being held in southern Indiana region and last year taking place in the Northwest Indiana area. The lodging and a few other items were a little tougher to get completed as many of the local hotels in Plainfield area, close to our host/dinner location of Greendell Landscape Solutions, were blocking off rooms to accommodate overflow of GENCON being hosted in Indianapolis the following weekend of our Summer Meeting. When planning this event in February of 2019, nothing showed up on Indianapolis’ event calendar for August 1–2, 2019. Imagine the shock when hotels were confirming 45 days out at $425 per night! But thanks to Brian Franco who put me in touch with Springhill Suites by Marriott (formerly Indianapolis Airport Suites), to guarantee a rate of $129 per night and was just recently remodeled! The 2019 Summer Committee was led by INLA President Elect Dean Ricci (RLM) along with the assistance from INLA Board Member Kevin VanSessen (Blade Cutters), Past Presidents Robert Johnstone and Brian Franco, Dan Weingart (GreenImage Landscaping Indianapolis), INLA Board Member Bob Wasson (Wasson Nursery and Garden Center – Muncie and Fishers), and Brant Boram (Greendell Landscape Solutions). There were also many other volunteers from various interested groups as well as staff from both Blue Grass Farms (Hobbs location) and Ameri-Turf, along with all the volunteers and employees of Greendell Landscape Solutions aiding in the food and beverage lines.


Day 1: Summer Tour The first day we visited tour sites of landscapes completed by the following companies: Vive Exterior Design, Franco Landscaping, GreenImage Landscaping and Eagle Creek Nursery and Landscape, plus the final stop of the day before dinner a tour of the gardens at the home of Doug and Kay Flauding, having some 20 plus different gardens, several with different themes. Doug and Kay host several tours and just have an overall passion for plants and it is what they love to do!! In between tours a Panera Bread catered lunch was provided by Blue Grass Farms and AmeriTurf jointly at the Blue Grass Farms’ “Hobbs Yard”/Ameri-Turf location. We had several people unable to go on the tour but met us for lunch making our lunch group 54 people having a hearty meal. Weather was almost perfect; while still a little warm, there was no threat of rain and everything looked great. If you would like more details of sites visited send me an email and I will send you the tour itinerary.


After the tour, Greendell Landscape Solutions, who are celebrating their 50th year in business, hosted dinner. The staff transformed the parking area into an event that allowed excellent and spacious seating. Greendell offered tours, hayride style, of the facilities and those who stayed later a nighttime tour. It was entertaining to say the least!! Dinner was catered to the estimated 85-person attendance, by Johnson’s BBQ of Bargersville, Indiana, and entertainment was provided by Larry “The Mulch Guy” Summerton. After dinner, the 2nd annual INEF Auction took place. A huge thanks to everyone who secured a donation and helped raise a one-night total of around $5,500 towards the Scholarship Fund. I cannot thank enough Kevin Van Sessen and his dedication to bring two truckloads of items from northwest Indiana all the way to Indianapolis. I also want to thank all those involved in the auction for kindly bidding on items and adding to the Scholarship Fund. To all the companies, staff, friends, and families it is great to see

what can happen when everyone gets involved and unites to promote and solidify the future of our industry and profession. I personally got to see many great friends and mentors at this event as well as many of those in attendance who were new members of the INLA or first timers attending an event.

Day 2: The 8th Annual Shooting for Scholarships The site was at the Indiana Gun Club, our go to site when in Indianapolis. Located on the ever-changing Northeast side of Indianapolis, near Geist Reservoir, there were 63 shooters taking aim at being the best team and/or individual. Best individual went to Greg Henderlong of Team Ricci, after a very entertaining “shoot off” with J.D. Durst from team Edgewood Building/Landscape Supply after both completed a score of 41 in the initial 50 shot – 12 station round. Team Ricci won the best overall team this year, but as Dean Ricci mentioned he had “walk-ons” that completed his team and helped his team win. This is a fact as the “walk-on” just signed up that morning. The winning team was Dean Ricci, Greg Henderlong, Danny Wood, Jeremy Warner, and Steve Toneff. After the shoot the annual auction raised another $5,000, making a 2-day total of $10,500 in just auction items alone. WOW!. Kevin Van Sessen made the comment to me afterwards that we will shoot for $11,000 next year! Gotta admire a person with that kind of foresight and passion for this industry.

Dinner at Greendell Outdoor Solutions

Best Individual Shooter: Greg Henderlong (center)

Best Overall Team: Team Ricci (RLM)

Mark O’Brien on stand and Doug Spence on ground

(Summer Meeting 2019 Recap continues next page)




Summer Meeting Recap (continued from page 9) Thank you! The summer meeting would not be possible if it was not for the great partnerships we have developed with our sponsors. Below is a listing of those sponsors who enabled us to have such a wonderful, educational, and absolutely enjoyable couple of days with one another during the 2019 INLA Summer Tour and INEF Shooting for Scholarships. Some of these are new sponsors, but hopefully will become long-term and develop a relationship with other INLA members.

Tour Transportation Sponsor West Side Tractor Sales Schneider Nursery Hammond Optimist Club

Blade Cutters Team

Brehob Nursery Team

Edgewood Building Supply Team

Fireboulder Team

Franco Landscaping Team

Greendell Landscape Solutions Team

Green Image Team

Mark Holeman Team

Lunch Sponsor Blue Grass Farms Ameri-Turf Dinner Sponsor Niemeyer Landscape Supply Breakfast Sponsor Edward Jones Red Hen Turf Farm Beverage Sponsor Blade Cutters Ricci Landscape Management (RLM)

Station Sponsor Belgard Edgewood Building Supply Fischer Stone Greendell Landscape Solutions M.J. Schuetz Insurance Services Oberfields Price Nurseries Spence Restoration Unilock Also this event would not run as smoothly without the assistance of these great ladies: Julie Gillen, Vickie Newell, and Kim Glass. Talk about dedication!! THANK YOU!!


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Let the Celebration Begin! There are an astonishing number of INLA member companies celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2019. Over the next several issues we hope to highlight each of these outstanding companies. In this issue we highlight Blue Grass Farms of Indiana and Brehob Nursery. If your company is celebrating a milestone anniversary, please let us know so that we can share the news.

Blue Grass Farms of Indiana, 40 Brehob Nursery, 50 Cardno Native Plant, 25 Foegley Landscape, 60 Greendell Landscape Solutions, 50 Landscapes by Dallas Foster, 40 Midwest Groundcovers, 50 Schneiders Nursery, 70 Stone Center of Indiana, 50 Tiffany’s Lawn & Garden Supply, 40 Twixwood Nursery, 50

Blue Grass Farms — 40 Years! Anderson and Indianapolis, Indiana

Blue Grass Farms is celebrating 40 years under current ownership! Started in 1968 as a sod operation by Harry Stoner, Brent Schalk and Robert Stinson purchased the operation in 1979. At that time about 200 acres of sod were in production. In 1981, a re-wholesale yard of nursery stock and landscape installation division were added. As the nursery grew and expanded, sod production was discontinued in 1988 and the landscape division was closed in 1995. Today there is over 600 acres in production for the nursery stock operation. This is broken out into field production and container production. The 500 acres of field production are focused on evergreen trees, shrubs 6' and up, shade and ornamental trees 1½" through 3"caliper. There are 75 acres of container production including more than 10 acres of under roof, growing annuals, ground covers, perennials, and shrubs. Blue Grass Farms has two well stocked sales yards, one in Anderson at the main nursery and the other near the Indianapolis airport. Both offer a complete line of nursery stock for contractors and garden centers. The Indianapolis location partners with Ameri-Turf for an even wider selection of green and hard goods.

The fields of Blue Grass Farms’ main nursery in Anderson.

Hobbs Yard (Indianapolis) full stock.

Cans in the growing range in Anderson.

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Let the Celebration Begin! (continued from page 12)

Brehob Nurseries: Celebrating 50 Years in 2019! Westfield and Indianapolis, Indiana In 1969 John W. Brehob opened a re-wholesale yard on a 7-acre property on Troy Avenue to sell plants to local landscapers. His son John S. Brehob joined him in the business in 1974, followed by his brother Stan a few years later. In 1982 they bought the property on Bluff Road, initially using it as an area to stockpile plants to sell at the Troy Avenue yard. In 1984 they moved to the Bluff Road property full time. They purchased some land on Hanna Avenue to grow plants in the field, and also purchased 168 acres off State Road 37 to grow trees and conifers. Those properties were eventually sold, and they bought the Bargersville farm to grow trees on about 400 acres. John S. and Stan eventually took over the business from John W., who passed away in 1998. In 1999 the Westfield farm opened on about 65 acres, which expanded the business to the north side of Indy. Over the last 20 years the Westfield farm has grown by another 20+ acres, growing container trees, shrubs, and perennials. In December 2016 John sold the business to Tory Schwope, and John and his wife Judy are enjoying retirement. Since we wouldn’t be where we are today without our valuable customers, to celebrate our anniversary we are having two Customer Appreciation Events — one on September 10 and another on September 12, with an Alliance Lighting education day on September 11. These events will include food, tours, education, giveaways, and more. Many changes have taken place in the last 50 years and we look forward to many more profitable years ahead!

Entrance to the original Troy Avenue location.

Brehob at the annual INLA Trade Show.

Brehob Logo Through the Years

1980s Westfield office construction, 1999. 14


mid ’80s to 2016

Logo 2016 to present


Movers & Shakers Rick Haggard Receives MRTF 2019 Award of Achievement

Jim Hess, MRTF president, presented Rick Haggard with the award.

At MRTF’s annual meeting on July 8, Rick Haggard, INLA Executive Director, received the MRTF 2019 Award of Achievement. Established in 2005, the Award of Achievement was created to honor those who have unselfishly given to the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation, the turf industry, or the Purdue University Turf Program. The award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to improving the turfgrass industry in Indiana while also demonstrating high standards of professional and personal conduct. Two other individuals also honored with the award were Greg Lovell and Eric Hungate. Congratulations Rick!

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Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association’s

Annual Awards Program Criteria and Application Forms for

Awards of Excellence Special Achievement Awards

Awards of Excellence CATEGORIES:

PURPOSE: The Awards of Excellence, given annually, recognizes those firms that have enhanced the Indiana environment with creativity and beauty through landscaping and horticulture.

Residential Landscape Design/Build A. Under $50,000 B. Over $50,000 Landscape projects for single family or duplex residences. (Apartment projects and similar multi-family buildings must be entered in the Commercial category.)

ELIGIBILITY: • All INLA active members (except award committee members). • A previous winning project can NOT be re-entered in the same category. • Non-winning project may be re-entered in same category. • All projects must include a completed entry form, written description and photos of the project (hard copy and electronic preferred), and entry fee.

For some categories, you must consider the dollar value of the project. All direct costs of labor, material, equipment, subcontractors, etc. plus overhead and profit figures in the dollar value.

Commercial Landscape Design/Build A. Under $39,000 B. Over $39,000 Includes commercial sites or institutional projects as well as multi-family residential projects. Hardscape Residential Design/Build A. Under $50,000 B. Over $50,000 Hardscape projects for single family or duplex residences. (Apartment projects and similar multi-family buildings must be entered in the Commercial category.) Hardscape Commercial Design/Build A. Under $39,000 B. Over $39,000 Includes hardscape projects for commercial sites or institutional projects as well as multi-family residential projects. Lighting NEW! Open category. This can/could include landscape lighting, architectural lighting, Christmas décor lighting; residential or commercial application; no dollar amount tied to this category. Landscape Maintenance NEW! Open category. Winning company would have provided landscape maintenance to a previously installed landscape. Can be residential, commercial or industrial setting. No dollar amount tied to this category. Special Projects Any non-conforming horticulture/landscape project of special merit or unusual character which does not belong in one of the other categories. Project examples: water features, garden centers, erosion control, interiorscapes, restoration, etc.

ENTRY FEE: $75 per project submission ENTRY FORMAT: Each project must include:

Completed entry form

Entry fee ($75), made payable to the Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association

Project submission in both printed and electronic format that includes a written description, photos, and if available, landscape plans of the project.

Written description of project: A descriptive text (500 words maximum) which explains the background for the project and takes into account potential problems and solutions, cost considerations, budget, and any constraints. Text MUST list the client’s criteria for the project and budget considerations. Descriptive text should be saved as a Word document or a PDF with a filename that includes the project name only. Do not include your company name in the filename. Please include the project description in both the printed and digital submissions.

Photos of project: – Print submission: Include a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 images. Please remove any company logos contained in the photos (such as on shirts or trucks) before submitting. If any photo contains your company logo that photo will not be forwarded to the judges.

– Electronic submission: Include a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 digital images, saved as JPEG files. Label images as 01_project name.jpg, 02_project name.jpg, etc. in the order you wish the judges to view your images. Do not list your company name in the filename. Please submit at least 3 images at high resolution (300 dpi or about 3 MB) for use in the INLA magazine and for display purposes. The complete electronic submission (photos and written description) may be submitted on CD or thumb drive.

Landscape plans Submit both electronic and printed versions if available. Please remove any company logos/names.

Note: Incomplete entries or nonconforming entries will not be considered for awards.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1 (All entry materials, fees, and forms due by this date.)

Awards of Excellence

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION What Do the Winners Receive?


• A plaque for winner and their client and a special presentation at the Indiana Green Expo. • A cover feature on the Indiana Nursery & Landscape News. • Posting on the INLA website (www.inla1.org) complete with photos for one year.


• A professional press release about their award.

• The production of the Award of Excellence entry is a team effort.

Judging Criteria

• Take a lot of pictures so you can include 10 to 15 photos in your entry. a) Different seasons b) Different angles c) Horizontal — for use in a 3-ring binder with sheet protectors d) Vertical — Indiana Nursery & Landscape News might need one for the magazine cover, so make it a stunning one! e) Remember: Block out company name, phone, address, owner(s) personal pictures.

Entries will be judged by submitted material only. Judging will be guided by the following considerations: Design/Build Categories • Overall excellence of design, selection, and appropriateness of materials. • Degree of difficulty • Installation techniques • Craftsmanship • Execution of construction details • Maintenance considerations • Finished appearance of the project as viewed through the use of photographs, images and presentation. Special Projects Category • Uniqueness • Creativity • Overall project will be judged on how well the project met the client’s criteria or needs. • Overall appearance of the project as viewed through the use of photographs, images, and presentation. Consistency will be maintained in evaluation between projects within a category. Type, size, or cost of project will not be criteria for judging. Feedback will be provided for nonwinners should they request it.

Award of Excellence Content Suggestions • Entries should be comprised of a written description along with photos and optional plans, sketches, or graphical material. • Photos//text/plans/CDs/thumb drives, etc. must not include the entrant’s name. The entrant’s name should only be included on the entry form. Entries are numbered to protect anonymity.

• If project appears in the newspaper, ask publication to email a copy to you. • Each picture should have its own description including plant list, unique requirements of the job, a little history, challenges, and solutions. • Create it as a sales tool! And remember to have fun with it!

STUCK ON HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER? INLA Award of Excellence presentation consultations available by contacting the INLA office — 317-889-2382.

• Photos must be included in print and on digital submission (CD or thumb drive) • The more description and detail given increases your chances. • Keep in mind that the overall goal of the contest is to promote high standards in landscape projects.

All photos and entries become the property of the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association and may be returned.

Awards of Excellence

ENTRY FORM This program is designed to reward and recognize those firms that have enhanced, through landscaping and horticulture, the environment in the state of Indiana through creativity and beauty.

Please read guidelines before completing application form.



DEADLINE: December 1 1) PROJECT INFORMATION — PLEASE PRINT IN BOLD Project Name:_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Project Location:___________________________________________________________________________________________ Name of Individual(s)/Firm:___________________________________________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip:_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: _____________________________________________ Fax: ______________________________________________ Email:______________________________________________ Role in Project:_____________________________________________________________________________________________ 2) CLIENT’S AUTHORIZATION: Name (Print)______________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature_______________________________________________________________ Date:___________________________ Applicant’s Name (Print):___________________________________________________ Date:___________________________ Applicant’s Signature:______________________________________________________ 3) PLEASE SELECT THE APPROPRIATE CATEGORY AND SUBGROUP (if applicable) YOU ARE ENTERING: ____ Residential Landscape Design/Build __ A. Under $50,000 __ B. Over $50,000

____ Hardscape Residential Design/Build __ A. Under $50,000 __ B. Over $50,000

____ Lighting NEW

____ Commercial Landscape Design/Build __ A. Under $39,000 __ B. Over $39,000

____ Hardscape Commercial Design/Build __ A. Under $39,000 __ B. Over $39,000

____ Special Projects

____ Landscape Maintenance NEW

Check if we may feature your entry at the Indiana Green Expo — even if you do not win. 4) MAIL YOUR ENTRY: Mail this form, along with the written description of entry, photos, electronic submission of your project, and the $75 entry fee (per project, per entry) to: Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association 7915 S. Emerson Ave., Suite 247, Indianapolis, IN 46237 Phone: 800-443-7336 • www.inla1.org Deliveries must be made by appointment only. Thank you. 5) PAYMENT: Make check(s) payable to: Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association (INLA) or Pay by credit card (Master Card, Visa, or Discover only). Please provide the following information printed clearly. Name on Card:____________________________________________________________________________________________ Card No.:_____________________________________________________________ Exp. Date: ___________ 3-Digit PIN:_______ Billing Address/City:_____________________________________________________ Zip Code:____________________________

Special Achievement Awards Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association members are encouraged to submit suggestions for these three very special awards—Nursery & Landscape Achievement Award, Award of Merit, and the Indiana Nursery & Landscape Employee of the Year. Please take time to recognize the many deserving professionals for their contributions to our industry!

Nursery & Landscape Achievement Award

To be awarded annually to an individual with good standing in the industry who has given freely of his/her time for the strengthening of the green industry in Indiana. Nominations are voted on by the Awards Committee.

Award of Merit

To be given annually to a business, institution, job, or individual which the INLA feels has contributed significantly to our industry. Nominations are voted on by the Awards Committee.

Special Achievement Awards

Employee of the Year

To be given annually to an individual on staff at an INLA member business where he/she has significantly contributed to the growth of that business and its standing in the community. Five years minimum service required. Nominations are voted on by the Awards Committee. Please provide information about the nominee and his/her contributions.

DEADLINE: December 1

NOMINATION FORM These awards are the most important awards presented by the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association. Please take time to submit deserving candidates who meet the criteria listed above and the reason for nominating them. Email or mail your nomination to the INLA office by December 1. NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ AWARD OF MERIT ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ INDIANA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ SUBMITTED BY: Your Name: ______________________________________________________________________ Deadline: December 1 Email completed form to the INLA at: info@inla1.org • Questions: 317-889-2382 Mail to: Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association, 7915 S. Emerson Ave., #247, Indianapolis, IN 46237

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Elongate hemlock scale infestation on hemlock

Photo: Eric R. Day, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org

winged insects with large black eyes and long antenna and no mouth parts. After emerging, they fly around looking for the females to mate. The adult males only live a few days and die after mating with a female. The female lays up to 20 eggs under her scale. Elongate Hemlock Scale spends the winter under the waxy cover as fertilized females or eggs. The overwintered eggs hatch in late May to early Close up of elongate hemloack scale infestation. June, becoming crawlers. The Photo: Eric R. Day, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, first-stage crawlers are very Bugwood.org small, yellow-colored mobile eggs by the overwintering females cause the insects. They disperse to the crawler stage to last for an extended period new growth to start feeding. These first of time making it a difficult pest to manage. instar crawlers can be dispersed distances by The mature scales mate to produce a second the wind or on the feet and bodies of birds generation and eggs produced by the second and squirrels. The second instar crawlers are generation females are the individuals that soft-bodied and sedentary insects. They are overwinter. enclosed in an amber-colored covering. As Elongate Hemlock Scale populations second instar crawlers settle, feed, and develbuild slowly on healthy trees but when a tree op into adult males and adult females. The is stressed by other problems the populaoverwintered females continue to produce tion can build very quickly. The feeding eggs throughout the spring. It takes three to damage from the Elongate Hemlock Scale four weeks for eggs to hatch after mating has initially causes yellow spots and banding on occurred and another three to four weeks the upper surface of the infested needles. of feeding for the crawler to molt into a Infestations tend to start in lower branches second instar nymph. Another four weeks and work its way up to the top of the host is required to reach maturity. The laying of


tree. This yellowing is caused when Elongate Hemlock Scale attacks a host by inserting its piercing and sucking mouthpart into the underside of the needle, withdrawing vital fluids from the mesophyll cells. The feeding damage reduces the vitality of the host tree causing reduced health and growth. Heavy infestations of Elongate Hemlock Scale can cause premature needle drop and branch dieback and even death. When a host plant is attacked by Elongate Hemlock Scale, the health of the tree is weakened and it becomes susceptible to other secondary pests and pathogens. Management of Elongate Hemlock Scale can be difficult since all life stages may be present throughout the growing season. The crawlers are the most vulnerable stage and usually hatch in late May to early June but are present through September. The crawlers are typically most abundant in late spring and early summer, which makes it an ideal time to treat for Elongate Hemlock Scale crawlers. Start checking infested trees in mid to late May to find when the crawlers are becoming active. Horticulture oil can be used once new growth of the host plant hardens off if full coverage can be achieved. A systemic insecticide spray can be applied when the crawlers active. Continue to check for crawlers during the growing season and treat as necessary following label instructions. Avoid broad-spectrum insecticides that may kill natural predators such as lady beetles, parasitic wasps, and lacewings causing scale populations to rebound. Outbreaks of Elongate Hemlock Scale often happen when the host tree is under stress from other pests such as Hemlock Woolly Adelgid or under drought stress. Maintaining overall tree health will help discourage scale population buildup and help the host withstand an infestation. Be cautious when applying fertilizer, as applications of nitrogen fertilizers have been shown to cause higher scale densities. About the Author Kallie Bontrager graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Wildlife Science. She worked in the Nursery industry for 5 years before becoming a Nursery Inspector and Compliance Officer for the Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology. She has been part of the Division for 21 years.

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Turf & Soil Issue BUSINESS

20 Beyond Roundup: Alternative Herbicides for Landscape and Nurseries EDUCATION

24 Feast or Famine: Landscape Plants Struggle Due to Precipitation Extremes


Beyond Roundup:

Alternative Herbicides for Landscapes and Nurseries Kyle Daniel, Purdue University

What is your go-to postemergence herbicide? If you answered Roundup (glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup), you would be in the majority for landscape and nursery professionals. Though glyphosate works very well on most weed species, there are times when other products may be more effective or offer a less phtytotoxic (damage to ornamental plants) alternative. We should also keep in the back of our minds to continue rotating herbicides to BUSINESS prevent herbicide resistant weeds. Roundup has been a household name for over 20 years. It’s most likely the only herbicide 26 Turf and Soil that the general public can name. For several years, the most widely used herbicide in the Equipment Highlight world has been glyphosate (many trade names). There is a reason for the popularity of this herbicide. Some of the positive attributes include non-selective/broad spectrum (kills many types of plants), systemic activity (travels in the vascular system, both xylem and phloem), low mammalian toxicity (relatively safe for humans), limited soil activity, non-volatile, low environmental impact, and the efficacy of the product (how well it kills weeds). With these attributes, it’s not hard to wonder why this product has become a mainstay in the industry. National media outlets are reporting that there are growing concerns regarding the potential link between glyphosate-containing products and increased risk of cancer. Jury verdicts in California have been covered in great detail by the media, thus elevating the dialogue of the cancer risk with consumers. Purdue Weed Scientists are trained and tasked with studying weed biology, weed competition, various methods of controlling weeds with herbicide and non-chemical tools, and herbicide resistance in weeds. They are also responsible for developing weed control best management plans for a number of crops grown in Indiana and the Midwest. They are not trained to be cancer scientists and thus do not conduct research on the potential risk of cancer. We rely on toxicologists to conduct the appropriate research regarding the toxicology of any pesticide to mammals and amphibians and use their expertise to develop recommendations on the risks associated with various pesticides. To that end, toxicologists affiliated with the National Cancer Institute conducted a review of the literature and found no link between glyphosate and increased risk of cancer. This is the most recent and most prestigious research paper available on the topic. The journal article can be found here: https://academic. oup.com/jnci/article/110/5/509/4590280. A scientific organization wrote an article about this subject in March that discusses the glyphosate-cancer topic in much detail: https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2019/03/26/infographic-globalregulatory-and-health-research-agencies-on-whether-glyphosateUtilizing several different modes of action in the nursery and landscape can aide in causes-cancer/?mc_cid=41a15fec7f&mc_eid=3dd2ec99f7. reducing resistant weeds, as well as being more effective on certain weed species.

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With that in mind, what is going to be your answer when your clients request that you stop using glyphosate on their property? Do you have a backup plan? These questions are the reality going forward and some landscape companies are having to devise a new plan that doesn’t use glyphosate on some properties. Before discussing alternatives to glyphosate, always remember to utilize preemergence herbicides (fall and spring) as your primary method of weed control in nurseries and landscapes. Relying on preemergence herbicides will reduce labor, reduce the chances of phytotoxicity to ornamentals, and reduce total herbicide usage. Postemergence herbicides should be relied upon only when necessary to control weeds that have escaped your preemergence program. Considering alternatives to glyphosate will require a knowledge of what ornamental plants are on the property, as well as what are the dominant weeds. There is no herbicide that will completely ‘replace’ glyphosate due to the attributes mentioned above. Careful planning by developing a property-wide herbicide plan will assist in determining the optimum solution for reducing the use of glyphosate. Grass specific herbicides can be utilized over the top on many ornaWhen you are trying mental plantings in nurseries and landscapes to reduce the chance of to control grassy weeds in phytotoxicity on ornamentals. ornamentals, there are several options that are very safe on most ornamental plants. The grass specific herbicides, such as fluazifop (Fusilade/ Ornamec), clethodim (Select, Envoy), sethoxydim (Poast, Vantage, Grass Getter), and fenoxaprop (Acclaim), can control many grass weeds effectively with little phytotoxicity to most ornamental plantings. These herbicides will only kill grass, so they can be sprayed over the top of many broadleaf ornamentals, as well as plants Grassy weeds can be controlled with grass specific herbicides in liriope. such as liriope and iris, since these are not grasses. Always check the label to ensure the ornamentals are labelled for over the top or directed sprays. More information about controlling grasses in non-grassy ornamental plants can be found here: https://www.purduelandscapereport.org/article/killing-grasses-ingrasses-how-to-control-grasses-in-non-grassy-ornamental-plants/ Contact herbicides are an option and are most effective on annual weeds, especially while small. Since contact herbicides are not translocated throughout the plant, coverage of the weed needs to be sufficient enough to kill. Most large or mature plants tend to outgrow contact herbicide applications. There are some contact herbicides labelled in nurseries and landscape, including Scythe (pelargonic acid), Reward (diquat), and Finale (glufosinate). These products are broad-spectrum, so damage can occur if applied on ornamental plantings. Basagran (sodium salt of bentazon) is a contact that is effective on nutsedge, as well as many broadleaf weeds.


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There is some confusion in the industry that glufosinate (Finale and other trade names) is a ‘replacement’ for glyphosate. Though their names are very similar, they are very different herbicides. As mentioned above, glyphosate is translocated throughout the plant, but glufosinate is a contact herbicide that does not translocate. Though glufosinate could be a replacement for glyphosate in some instances (i.e., small annual weeds), just remember that it will not have the same efficacy as a translocated herbicide on larger or more mature weeds. Being that glyphosate is a translocated postemergence herbicide that is nonselective, there are a few ‘true’ alternative herbicides that can be used as a substitute. This is where the knowledge of your ornamental plants and types of weeds is very important. Some alternative postemergence herbicides that translocate include Lontrel (clopyralid), Dismiss (sulfentrazone), and Sedgehammer (halosulfuron-methyl). These products each control hard to control weeds, such as thistle (Lontrel) and nutsedge Some weed species, such as nutsedge, are better con(Sedgehammer). These products have some trolled with herbicides other than glyphosate. over-the-top use of certain ornamental plantings, but can cause severe damage on certain ornamental plants. The label must be followed carefully when using these products around ornamental plantings due to the potential of severe phytotoxicity or death. Glyphosate is a product that is effective in many applications for your weed program, but there are alternatives. As described previously, no singular herbicide will totally replace glyphosate due to many positive attributes. Considering incorporating some of these alternatives will aide in the reduction of resistant weed populations, can be safer around ornamentals, more effective on some weed species, and make your clients more comfortable in having another option available.

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To review herbicide modes of action, visit: https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/WS/WS-23-W.html There are 82 products available on CDMS containing glyphosate, with almost 1,400 total herbicide labels, that can be found at http://www.cdms.net/Label-Database/Advanced-Search#Result-products. Remember to always check labels prior to making any herbicide application. Reference in this publication to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or certification of any kind by Purdue University. Individuals using such products assume responsibility for their use in accordance with current directions of the manufacturer. Always refer to the label prior to making any pesticide application.

About the Author Kyle Daniel is the Nursery and Landscape Specialist in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University. He is also the Director of Education for the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association. He can be reached at daniel38@purdue.edu. To sign up for a bi-weekly newsletter featuring articles from the Purdue Green Industry team, please visit www.PurdueLandscapeReport.org.


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Feast or Famine:

Landscape Plants Struggle Due to Precipitation Extremes


t seems like yesterday that we were worried if Mother Nature’s faucet would ever stop (some of you still have that thought in some parts of the state). Now, in many parts of the state, soil moisture is all but gone after a few heat waves passed through the Midwest, with many plants that are without irrigation starting to show severe drought symptoms. Some areas have been lucky enough to receive timely rains over the last month, but a few miles down the road may not have received a drop. Too much and too little has seemingly become the norm around the Midwest over the last few years. These extremes are placing many plants under stress that makes them more susceptible to insect and disease problems. It was predicted several years ago that the Midwest will experience more rainfall throughout the year, but there will be fewer rain events. This means that heavy downpours Transplant shock on spruce due to excess soil moisture. and flooding are expected, while during the same year droughts could be experienced. So far, through the end of July, this is true throughout every corner of Indiana. This yearly scenario lays out potential challenges for many of our ornamental plants. You can find more information about the changes that are expected for the Midwest, which was developed by a large group of scientists, here: https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/regions/midwest#intro-section-2 For the last several years, the normal is now ‘abnormal’. What does this mean for selecting ornamental species going forward? What about for established plants in the landscape? These changes will require a proactive instead of a reactive mindset. Have plans in place that include landscape irrigation, drain tile to move water out of a landscape bed, grading work to move water away from landscape plants, amending soil to increase drainage, selecting plant species that can tolerate more stress, mulching at least three inches to conserve soil moisture, considering installation of rain gardens, and addressing any other site specific issue. Educating your clients of the importance in being proactive to mitigate the changing climate should be considered. When working grade and tile around mature trees, care must be taken to cause no, to very little, disturbance of the existing root system. One group of ornamentals that can potentially succumb to the precipitation extremes in the Midwest are most of the evergreen species. Precipitation from multiple locations is above normal in all locations. White pine decline has been a common term for many years, but many of the evergreen species are experiencing decline other than the white pine. The combination of heavy clay soils and high summer temperatures causes extreme stress on these species. Most evergreens can’t tolerate too much or too little soil moisture, thus stress symptoms are often observed. Usually by the time symptoms appear on evergreen species, it’s very difficult to reverse the issue due to the ability to hold needles for long periods of time. Some species are well known to decline due to excess soil moisture, also called ‘wet feet’, such as arborvitae. This species is very popular to homeowners due to the relative cheap price and fast growth rate. Each year that above average rain occurs, more and more arborvitaes are showing decline symptoms. As the green industry faces numerous challenging issues, such as lack of skilled labor, rising insurance premiums, new OSHA standards, increasing wages, and many others, weather is another key factor that should be considered going forward.



There have been numerous articles and publications from our Purdue Green Industry Team discussing decline of various evergreen tree species (see below for links). • Top Arborvitae Aggravations: https://www.purduelandscapereport.org/article/top-arborvitae-aggravations/ • Stress Related Conifer Dieback: https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ID/ID-477-W.pdf • Blue Spruce Update https://www.purduelandscapereport.org/article/blue-spruce-update/ • White Pine Decline https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/BP/BP-34-W.pdf • Drought? Don’t forget the Trees https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-483-W.pdf • Why is My Tree Dying? https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-FAQ-11-W.pdf • Right Tree-Right Place: White Pine and Salt Tolerance https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-FAQ-10-W.pdf *Data Source: cli-MATE tool from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center

About the Author Kyle Daniel is the Nursery and Landscape Specialist in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University. He is also the Director of Education for the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association. He can be reached at daniel38@purdue.edu. To sign up for a bi-weekly newsletter featuring articles from the Purdue Green Industry team, please visit www.PurdueLandscapeReport.org.




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September/October 2019

Certification & Education George Brenn’s IAH Study Guide

George Brenn, Four Seasons Landscaping Nursery, created this study guide to help teach the material covered in the IAH Manual. His intention was to assist those trying to master the subjects within the manual.

Chapter 5 – Soils and Plant Nutrition (part 2) pH, Acidity and Alkalinity pH = potential hydrogen = measure of hydrogen ion activity pH is a measure of acidity or alkalinity of a substance = logarithmic scale ranging from 0 – 14 a pH value of 8 is 10x more alkaline than a pH of 7; a pH of 9 is 100x more alkaline than a pH of 7

The pH Scale

Soil pH = soil characteristic that affects nutrient uptake based on each ion’s tendency to dissolve in H2O Soil pH can be modified, over time, by the addition of either sulfur or lime. Sulfur decreases the alkalinity (and the pH), making the soil more acidic. Lime increases the alkalinity and raises the pH (sometimes referred to as “sweetening” the soil): pH affects nutrient availability. Soil testing = the only certain way to know the status of nutrients in a soil is a soil test. Sample collection – need to consider “logical areas” from which to gather samples: think about how you would be applying fertilizer to these areas. Exception would be if you can see where basement soil has been placed over existing topsoil, especially new construction. Soil test results show existing levels of P, K, Ca & Mg, plus pH, CEC, and O.M. (sometimes). Q: Why is there no test for N? A: Nitrogen is readily leached, N recommendations are based on crop requirements, and nitrites (NO2-) and nitrates (NO3-) are anions. CEC values are important to note and actually provide indication of soil’s texture. Refer to chart from July/August 2019 George Brenn Study Guide One of the most common nutrient deficiencies we observe in our area is iron deficiency, and is referred to as iron chlorosis. It is common because most of our soils were derived from limestone (= calcium carbonate) which would have a naturally elevated pH. Per the chart to the left, you can see that as the pH increases beyond 7, the availability of iron decrease dramatically. Since iron’s role in plant metabolism is in chlorophyll synthesis and the “light reaction” in photosynthesis, the symptoms of an iron deficiency are yellowing of the leaf margin. This is especially pronounced in ericaceous plants, as well as Pin Oak, Birches, Oxydendron and Nyssa, plus others. Growing Media for Containers Potting mixes are comprised of O.M.: bark, pear, rice hulls, etc. May include perlite or vermiculite to increase the range of pore sizes, necessary to facilitate both H2O retention and root aeration. Nutrient holding capacity is similar, in concept, to CEC in soils, but is usually low because pore spaces in mixes are necessarily quite large. Controlled Release Fertilizers are frequently incorporated into mixes to substitute for CEC found in soils pH is adjusted by incorporating lime or sulfur into the mix. Soluble salts = measure of total nutrient availability in a growing medium; monitored by measuring electrical conductivity; if salts are too high, plants can be injured or killed. Soil testing for container media (potting mixes) is much different than ordinary soil testing. (George Brenn’s Study Guide: Chapter 5 continues on page 30.)



CERTIFICATION & EDUCATION George Brenn’s Study Guide: Chapter 5 (part 2) (continued from page 25)

FERTILIZERS: The story of N nitrogen, P phosphorus , & K potash Fertilizers = substances that provide nutrients for plant growth; and there are two basic types: Organic = originate from a living plant or animal; organic fertilizers improve soil structure — manure, sewage sludge (milorganite), bone meal, blood meal, fish emulsion, etc. Inorganic = produced via mining or manufacturing; only nutrients: do not improve soil structure — ammonium sulfate, superphosphate, muriate of potash, Fertilome Lawn Food, 12-12-12. Nutrient values of organic fertilizers are much lower than those of inorganics: Milorganite { 5-2-0 } <> Fertilome Lawn Food { 28-0-4 } Fish emulsion { 2-4-1 } <> HiYield Rose Food { 6-8-6 } Fertilizers are available in several different forms: Liquid = fish emulsion, F/L Root Stimulator Powder (or soluble) = MiracleGro, F/L Blooming & Rooting Granular = 12-12-12, sulfate of potash (0-0-50), Fertilome Lawn Food Compressed = Jobes spikes, Agriform tablets Coated = Osmocote, sulfur coated urea (SCU), GroMax 17 Fertilizer analysis = numerical statement of amount and kind of macronutrient found in the formulation this information is required by law to appear on any fertilizer package. Three numbers, always in the same order, represent the percentage by weight of N, P & K in the bag A 50 lb. bag of 18-24-12 contains: 18% N (18% of 50 lbs. = 9 lbs.) 24% P (24% of 50 lbs. = 12 lbs.) actually P2O5 12% K (12% of 50 lbs. = 6 lbs.) Total 54% of 50 lbs. = 27 lbs. This 50 lb. bag would also contain 23 lb. of inert “carrier” which is important for even distribution of nutrients during application Complete fertilizers contain all 3 macronutrients (N, P, & K); 18-24-24, 5-10-5 Balanced fertilizers contain equal amounts of N, P, & K; 12-12-12, 20-20-20 Single nutrient fertilizers 46-0-0 (Uurea), 0-20-0 (superphosphate),0-0-60 (muriate of potash) Do the math: A 50 lb. bag of 15-20-8 fertilizer contains ____ lbs. of N; ____ lbs. of P2O5; ____ lbs. of K

A 20 lb bag of 10-0-14 winterizer contains ____ lbs. of N; ____ lbs. of P2O5; ____ lbs. of K

A customer wants to apply 12-12-12 to his lawn in late November. His lawn has about 14,000 sq. ft. and he wants to apply N at the rate of 1 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. 12-12-12 comes in 40 lb. bags, so each bag contains ____ lbs. of N. He needs to buy ____ 40 lb. bags of 12-12-12 to apply to his 14,000 sq. ft. yard. How many lbs. of K will he be applying? ____

Geonote about Phosphorus Bans: Several states, including Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin, along with other states across the U.S., have banned the use of phosphorus in lawn fertilizers that are applied to established lawns during the growing season. The main rationale behind these legislative actions seems to be the theory that phosphorus fertilizers contribute to excessive algae growth in bodies of water, which, in turn, causes a depletion of oxygen in those waters, which leads to decline and death of fish species. Most states that now impose this ban have made exceptions that include allowable applications of phosphorus fertilizers when installing new lawns, as well as to lawns in which soil testing results indicate a phosphorus deficiency. Bottom line is that many soils, especially “basement soils,” have exceptionally low levels of existing phosphorus. This fact brings to light the importance of soil testing, particularly for individuals installing new lawns. If the necessary phosphorus, as indicated by a soil test, can be incorporated into the soil prior to seeding or sodding, it will be in the right place to benefit root development and will have minimal potential to “run off” into streams or lakes.



New & Returning INLA Members

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IAH Quiz

Each quiz will be worth a .5 (one-half) CEU! The Indiana Accredited Horticulturist Committee is pleased to provide you an opportunity to earn CEUs (continuing education units) in each issue of the Indiana Nursery and Landscape News. The IAH quiz offered in each issue can be completed by anyone who is an “Active” (current) IAH (initial or masters). Each quiz will be worth a .5 (onehalf) CEU (continuing education unit) for the completion of the bi-monthly quiz with a pass rate of 80%. Over a 2-year period, you could earn up to 6 CEUs if you take and pass every quiz!

IAH QUIZ: SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019 Due: October 31, 2019

Complete the quiz and email or mail to INLA by the deadline above. Be sure to write your name, IAH number, and contact information on the bottom of the quiz when submitting. If additional space is needed, please attach the extra paper to this form and submit together. Mark your answers.

1. There are 2 types of diseases, referred to as ___________ and ______________. 2. Fungi reproduce by _______ that are usually contained in _________ bodies. 3. _____________ are microscopic single-celled organisms that multiply by division. 4. _____________ are submicroscopic particles that require a cell of a living host in which to reproduce. 5. Phytoplasmas are similar to bacteria, but lack ________ ________ (like microscopic blobs).

The INLA office will grade the quiz. Questions and answers have been provided by the IAH committee.

6. The Disease Triangle shows that diseases require a susceptible _________ , a favorable _______________, and a pathogen.

Thank you and good luck studying!

7. Abiotic diseases are generally non-infectious and not transmittable. T or F

The Indiana Accredited Horticulturist Committee Chair - George Brenn, Four Seasons Landscaping Nursery Committee Members - Brian Bunge, LaPorte County Nursery - Gabriel Gluesenkamp, Designscape Hort Services - Wayne Gruber, Niemeyer’s Landscape Supply - Jim Messmer - Melissa Mravec, Allen Landscape - Jodie Overmyer, Price Nurseries

8. One of the most important issues in selecting an appropriate fungicide is to identify the pathogen as a ___________. 9. __________ are microscopic, worm-like organisms that can vector viruses and fungi into plants, leaves, and/or roots. 10. Disease __________ can be thought of as “Right Plant in the Right Place” and may include consideration of hardiness, site characteristics, proper planting depth, proper watering, etc. 11. Biotic diseases are _____________ and are caused by living entities.

Name:_____________________________________________________________________________ IAH No.:___________________________________________________________________________

Congratulations New Initial Indiana Accredited Horticulturist (IAH) Claudia Eaton, Allen Landscape

Phone:____________________________________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________________________________________

Send answers to: info@inla1.org -or- mail to INLA, 7915 S. Emerson Ave., #247, Indianapolis, IN 46237 ANSWERS: Please contact the INLA office if you would like to receive the answers or find out your results to any previous IAH quiz.

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