Indiana Nursery & Landscape New, September/October 2022

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The Official Publication of the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association

Indiana Nursery & Landscape News Volume 82 • Issue 5

COVER: INLA Award of Excellence 2021 Winner for Hardscape Commercial Design/Build Over $39,000 — Sovereign Landscape

September/October 2022

IN THIS ISSUE Summer Tour and Shooting for Scholarship 2022 // Lots of Photos! Elm Zigzag Sawfly (Aproceros leucopoda) Legislative Update on Special Session















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Indiana Nursery & Landscape News Volume 82 • Issue 5 September/October 2022



Summer Tour and Shooting for Scholarships 2022


18 Indiana Outdoor Management Alliance Golf Outing Indiana Nursery and Landscape News is the official publication of the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc. (INLA) and is published bimonthly. Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association 7915 S. Emerson Ave., Suite 247 Indianapolis, IN 46237 Phone: 317-889-2382 Toll Free: 800-443-7336 PUBLISHER Rick Haggard, Executive Director, INLA 765-366-4994 • EDITOR AND AD SALES Mary Breidenbach, Cumulus Design 317-757-8634 • Advertising Rates: Media Kit available online at

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.



20 Elm Zigzag Sawfly (Aproceros leucopoda) EDUCATION

22 Legislative Update on Special Session INVASIVE UPDATE

22 Spotted Lantern Fly Now in Northern and Southern Indiana


Plus More! 4

Executive Director’s Message



Certification and Education 24

George Brenn’s IAH Study Guide New IAH Certification

26 IAH QUIZ – Earn CEUs! 28 Advertiser List, Classified Ads


Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association’s

Award� of �cellenc� Recognizes firms that have enhanced the Indiana environment with creativity and beauty through landscaping and horticulture.

ENTRY FORM IN THIS ISSUE! Cover Photo: Bottleworks District Phase 1 Indianapolis, Indiana Photo courtesy Sovereign Landscape

See pages 13-16. Or download the awards brochure at

Multiple Entry Categories

Entry Fee $75 (per entry)

Entry Deadline

December 1st Eligibility

Active INLA Members

2022 INLA Officers Dean Ricci, President Ricci’s Landscape Management, Inc. 502 Norbeh Drive, Hebron, IN 46341 219-996-2682; Fax 219-996-2680 Gabriel Gluesenkamp, President-Elect Designscape Horticultural Services 2877 S. TC Steele Road Nashville, IN 47448-9584 812-988-8900; Fax 812-988-2639


JANUARY 30–FEBRUARY 1 at Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana’s largest, most comprehensive green industry event of the year!

• Educational workshops • Over 100 seminars • Earn CCHs/CEUs • Plus 2-day trade show!

Shaun Yeary, Vice President Greendell Landscape Solutions 749 West State Road 42 Mooresville, IN 46158 317-996-2826; Fax 317-996-2032 Dave LaFara, Past-President David LaFara Hardscape Services 9920 Ash Lane Co Rd 375 N Paragon, IN 46166 765-537-2512 • 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 •

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Erick Brehob (2023) Brehob Nursery • 317-783-3233 Kyle Daniel — Purdue University 765-494-7621 •

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Jill Glover (2023) Schneider Nursery • 812-522-4068 Mark O’Brien (2022) Cardno • 574-586-2412 Kevin Van Sessen (2024) Blade Cutters, LLC. • 219-661-8206 Bob Wasson (2022) Wasson Nursery and Garden Center 765-759-9000 • Kent Wilhelmus (2024) Second Nature Landscape Management 812-483-7817 •

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE Greetings to everyone! Does time seem to fly by, when you really need more of it, or as in my case overcommit to things that need more attention than I thought? Ok, most of you are thinking to yourself, “yep, Rick decided that one week between two events is more than enough time to get completed and think everything will always run smoothly!” The real caveat to these two planned events is they are both outside in August. Naturally, one of the events I am referring to the INLA Summer Meeting which was held in the subdivisions surrounding Geist Reservoir on August 4th with plans of utilizing two pontoon boats and three vans to view the homes. The hope was that a majority of the homes would have both water and land access, much like our lunch, which was held at the home of past board member, Jim Calvin and his wife Melissa. The closer we got to the event, the weather looked like it should be decent. Oops, this is Indiana and since when can these computer models forecast weather? Tuesday morning the 2nd of August the verbiage of “chance of rain” became an over 60% chance of rain. Needless to say, some of the people planning to tour via boat, changed to either driving their own vehicles or meeting the van tours at the hotel. While there was rain and the first stops in the morning were only land accessible, the boats were looking at other home sites along the shores of Geist. The boats were captained by Robert Johnstone and Gabriel Gluesenkamp, while the vans were piloted by Kent Wilhelmus, Richard Blankenship, and yours truly. Naturally, due to the rain there were some on-the-fly changes of the planned visits; and I would be remiss to not thank Erick Brehob, Dan Weingart, Chris Geryak, Blake Herbst, and Ryan Coyle for getting us opportunities to make it appear that I knew what was going to happen. Thank God for current modes of communication between us. Be sure to checkout pages 8-12 for pictures and descriptions of the tour sites, as well the lunch offerings, and the dinner held at Wasson Nursery and Greenhouse, our host for the summer event. Rick Haggard

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BTW a little tid-bit regarding the INEF Auction … IT WAS HUGE!!!!! So now you must visit the other pages as there was some truly monumental goodwill shared by a few of the winners, regarding donating/gifting their winning auction item(s); as I found out about one after the event Thursday. The Shooting for Scholarships took place at The Indiana Gun Club, located in Fortville, Indiana with 11 teams participating in the event. After the shoot, round two of the INEF Auction took place adding even more money to the scholarship fund. You will find more on this event in the pages with the Tours, Lunch, Dinner and Auction #1. The next event held exactly one week later was the IOMA (Indiana Outdoor Management Alliance) Golf Fundraiser on August 11, 2022 at the Twin Lakes Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana. This event has always been given a rain date. This year, no rain date would be needed as the weather was near perfect for the outing. This event is held to raise money to offset some of the cost associated with keeping our industry in tune with bills that come before the House and Senate in the Indiana General Assembly. You will find more details and pictures of this event on page 18 in this edition of the Indiana Nursery & Landscape News. A huge shout out to the entire IOMA Board and volunteers on this committee, as we always seem to meet the goal of monies needing raised. Save the date – Indiana Green Expo 2023 will be January 30 – February 1, 2023 in Hall F at the Indiana Convention in downtown Indianapolis. Our host hotel this year will be the Crowne Plaza, conveniently located closer to the Hall we will be utilizing.

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In closing I would like to pass along not only the INLA, but my personal condolences to the Engledow families after hearing of the passing of Jim Engledow. Prayers and comfort to all. Keep It Green, Rick Haggard, INLA Executive Director cell: 765-366-4994


Welcome New INLA Members! ACTIVE MEMBERS:

Greenwood Turf Management Brett Greenwood Ph: 812-236-7889 1197 W Whiterock Rd Brazil, IN 47834 Wellspring Land Design Kyle Louks 11950 Sandy Drive Zionsville, IN 46077 765-894-5263 ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:

Grower Direct Supply Inc Yang Zhang Ph: (479) 366-3375 1199 Fairway Drive, Ste. 112 Walnut, CA 91789 North Branch Nursery Tom Oberhouse Ph: (419) 287-4679 PO Box 353, 3359 Kesson Rd. Pemberville, OH 43450 AFFILIATE MEMBERS:

Rite Quality Douglas/Kimberly Vaughn Ph: (765) 459-4788 (800) 580-7483 710 N Washington Street Kokomo, IN 46901 Town of Schererville Susan Santino Ph: (219) 322-6688 540 Kaeser Blvd. Schererville, IN 46375




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Summer Tour and Shooting for Scholarships 2022 These events are a great combination of meeting new members and reconnecting with members that have become great friends to me through being a part of the green industry. August 4 the tours and dinner took place, while the ever-popular Shooting for Scholarships Fundraiser took place the following day on August 5. The 2022 location was centered on the Northeast side of Indianapolis, in the city of Fishers, Indiana with the primary focus for tours being the subdivisions surrounding Geist Reservoir. The Courtyard by Marriott was the summer meeting host hotel. Wasson Nursery and Garden Center’s Fishers location (13279 E 126th Street) hosted our dinner, as well as round one of the INEF Scholarship Auction. The plans were made early on while talking with past INLA board member, Jim Calvin to do tours by both land (vans and personal vehicles) and pontoon boats. Jim graciously took myself, committee chair Kevin Van Sessen, and Scott Johnsen, INLA’s social media specialist on his boat to view possible sites. During our water tour on a lovely June evening, I immediately noticed a number of homes that would make great venues. I did not realize that several of these people like their privacy and the probability of a group of industry professionals walking around their landscapes may not be their cup of tea. Nonetheless, a plan was developed thinking that we would have no issue with getting enough quality venues to visit and see other unique settings in a commercial area known as Fishers District.

Day 1 – Summer Tour Who would think after suffering through the heat and drought of June and July, that a forecast for rain would happen on this day. Well, we soldiered on as they say with our first stop being a recent project completed by Aspen Outdoor Designs, with Blake Herbst portraying to the group intricate details this project. Also describing some of the challenges that this particular project created during the



Rick Haggard, INLA Executive Director Photos by Meghan Gillen

Summer Tour - home on Geist Reservoir - morning

process. Next, while still in a light shower we toured a couple of sites that GreenImage had completed. Dan Weingart, owner of GreenImage, described both projects and how each client’s wanted became a reality. The challenges for each project came from the various elevation and grade changes. The next stop was a site on the water that was completed by MG Landscape and Irrigation. Chris Geryak described to the group the many challenges of this project when he was at MG Landscape and Irrigation. Hard to fathom how much detail and engineering goes into trying to create some of these projects with a large body of water in your back yard. Please keep in mind the above projects were viewed by the “land tour” group escorted to these sites by vans and personal vehicles, while the group wanting to view an array of homes via pontoon boats were probably dealing with brief showers the elements. Next while the pontoon boats were visiting a Franco Landscape project, the land tour was visiting Jim and Melissa Calvin’s home for a landscape tour and lunch catered by Fox Gardin Family Kitchen. The Franco Landscape site was within walking distance from Jim and Melissa’s, so after a little time the water faring group met up with land group, and had lunch after spending a little joint time together. Special thanks Jim and Melissa for opening up your home and hospitality, allowing us to have lunch and a landscape tour stop. The land tour then went to the Franco Landscape site, Kevin Snyder described the project as well as the creation of indoor/outdoor patio with screens and fireplace that can be utilized for both. The two early afternoon sites were accessible by water and land so both groups (Summer Tour and Shooting for Scholarships 2022 continues page 10.) INDIANA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE NEWS • SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022



Summer Tour and Shooting for Scholarships 2022 (continued from page 8)

Summer Tour - home on Geist Reservoir - afternoon

were able to tour them. Both sites were done by Vive Exterior Designs with Ryan Coyle describing the details of each project, as well as the many unique challenges that came with each one. The first had very limited access, and the utilization of a creative mindset to transform what was designed to fruition in the form of a fully landscaped back yard. The second project had some uniqueness in the details of the hardscape patterns and materials used. After these projects in the Geist Reservoir area, the pontoon boats returned to the Marina and met up with the land tour group at the commercial site of The Fishers District located just east of I-69 and 116th Street. Sovereign Landscape maintains many of the areas and did landscaping in many sections that make up this commercial entity. Mark Johnston and Andrew Livingston, guided the combined group as we walked along the ground level areas before we headed up to the 3rd floor courtyards utilized by the apartment tenants. This was the conclusion of the tours.

Dinner at Wasson’s Nursery and Garden Center, Fishers What an absolute gorgeous evening and venue we were fortunate to have for the dinner. Food was cooked and prepared onsite, from their own wood-fired pizza oven while having an acoustic guitarist play. If you have never been to this Wasson location (13279 E 126th Street, Fishers, IN 46037), you really need to stop by and just roam around. After dinner and beverages, round one of the INEF Auction took place with Robert Johnstone doing his usual money-raising auctioneering to the tune of around $12,850.00 (including gun raffle and 50/50). A couple of shout-outs to Josh Springer of Proscapes, Bob Wasson of Wasson Nursery, and Kevin Van Sessen of Blade Cutters. Josh won the bidding of a color TV and gifted to one of Wasson’s employees for loaning him a phone charger. Bob won the bidding and gifted an employee a Yeti cooler to an employee that was going to college as the young gentleman was bidding on it for his dad (if I heard the story correctly), and Kevin Van Sessen won the bidding of an outdoor Belgard Firepit kit and donated it back to be re-auctioned at the Shooting for Scholarships. That is what our association is all about, humanity at its finest. (Summer Tour and Shooting for Scholarships 2022 continues page 12.)




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Summer Tour and Shooting for Scholarships 2022 (continued from page 10)

Day 2 – Shooting for Scholarships Eleven teams took part in the 2022 INEF Shooting for Scholarships held at the Indiana Gun Club. The best overall team was Team RLM #1, with each individual receiving a trophy and $100.00 cash. The team, comprised of Dean Ricci, Greg Henderlong, Leroy Grube, and Logan Faulkner, finished with a score of 164. Second place went to Team Franco comprised of Brant Boram, Mike Broge, Blake Herbst, and Dave Todd with a score of 149. Third place was Team West Side Tractor they had five players and the lowest score was dropped; Matt Brown, Austin Hunter, Blake Hunter, Collin Duncan, and Kevin McCart were the shooters for this team, finishing with the top four scores totaling 141. There was a tie for best individual score with a score of 44 out of 50 targets. The individual winners were Blake Herbst and Tyler Kingdon, each receiving $100.00.


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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 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 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: $100 per project submission ENTRY FORMAT: Each project must include: Completed entry form Entry fee ($100), 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.


(All entry materials, fees, and forms due by this date.) INDIANA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE NEWS • SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022


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 ( 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. 14


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. ONE FORM PER CATEGORY • DEADLINE DECEMBER 1

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

____ 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

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 • Deliveries must be made by appointment only. Thank you. 5) PAYMENT: Entry Fee $100/project 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:____________________________ INDIANA NURSERY & LANDSCAPE NEWS • SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2022


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: • Questions: 317-889-2382 Mail to: Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association, 7915 S. Emerson Ave., #247, Indianapolis, IN 46237 16


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Indiana Outdoor Management Alliance Golf Outing 2022 Rick Haggard, INLA Executive Director Who says you cannot have near perfect weather in August for a golf outing? Well, I should perhaps rephrase that, as a few of the past IOMA golf outings (formerly Green Industry Alliance), have been forced to use their rain dates. The event took place at the Twin Lakes Golf Club located in Carmel, Indiana on August 11 with near perfect conditions for the 52 registered golfers to help raise funds for the IOMA Group. Registration began at 10:00 am with a shotgun start, best-ball format scheduled to be at 11:00 am on this beautiful Thursday morning/afternoon event. Each golfer received a sleeve of 3 golf balls, that included a ticket to be utilized as they exited the golf course, to match their number with a prize of various items donated and or purchased from sponsors and other individual companies. This is one of the few events where everyone should have taken a prize. After a few announcements and a short address from IOMA President, Rick Perdue of The Engledow Group who spoke about what this event is about, the teams all went off close to the scheduled time with each team started on holes 1-13. Hopefully this would allow for quicker play and reduce jam ups we had in the past. This was the 13th year the outing has been at Twin Lakes. A huge thanks to Christian Brown and Jim Keithly, as well as the staff at Twin Lakes for opening up their private golf course in allowing us to enjoy a day of golf and raise money. Cannot ask for a better place to have the event. On another note many that played said they have rarely heard of a golf course offering a rain date, if weather would have forced postponement on the scheduled date for an event. This event was well contested with the winning team, Vibrant Outdoors, finishing with a score of 16 under par (-16) for you golf enthusiast. The winners each received $100.00 Gift Certificates to be utilized in the J&W Golf Pro Shop. For ssecond place there was a tie of 15 under par (-15), Team ILA won the tie break with a birdie (-1) on the hole with a 1 handicap (which means toughest hole). Each player on Team ILA received a Gift Certificate to the J&W Golf Pro Shop. Also winning $100.00 cash were Ryan Coyle (ILA) Longest Drive and Reggie Cornett (Vibrant Outdoors) Closest to the Pin. Thanks to everyone that assisted in making this a fun-filled event and helped raise money for IOMA. Special Thanks to our sponsors listed to the right.

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Elm Zigzag Sawfly (Aproceros leucopoda) Kallie Bontrager, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology Keep an eye out for a new pest on your Elms! Elm Zigzag Sawfly (Aproceros leucopoda) is causing problems on elms (Ulmus spp.) in Europe where it has spread from its native range of Eastern Asia. The first report in North America was in Quebec in July of 2020. It was detected on elm trees in rural Sainte-Martine, Quebec. A year later in 2021 the first and only detection to date to be found in the United States was found in Fredricks County, Virginia. It is not known how widespread the infestations in Canada and Virginia are at this time. The Elm Zigzag Sawfly larvae is a leaf feeder attacking any age of elm and causing defoliation. After being defoliated, the new growth the elm tree puts out can be attacked by the next generation causing a general weakening of the tree. It seems that trees along roadsides, in fields or in isolated situations such as landscapes seem to be attacked more frequently than those in the forests. In Europe, adults usually emerge from their pupation cocoons where they spent the winter in mid-April and are present through September. The Elm Zigzag Sawfly are parthenogenetic, meaning that it is an all-female species, and no males are needed for reproduction. The females start laying eggs on the serrated edges of the elm leaf where the eggs will hatch in 4-7 days. This sawfly can have up to six generations per year depending on the temperatures of their environment. The adults are tiny sawflies with a black body and yellowish to white legs. It is less than 1 cm long, so it is very hard to see in the field. When the females emerge from their cocoon in the spring, they will lay 7-49 eggs singly in the tip of the serrated edges of the elm leaf. The adult females live for 3-11 days. The tiny eggs are green until just before they hatch when they turn black. The eggs hatch 4-8 days after being laid. The larvae are present from mid-April until October. When the larvae hatch, they are grayish white, about 1.8mm long, turning green as they mature growing to about 11 mm. It has a black band on each side of the head and a triangular black spot on the upper back of the 2nd and 3rd body segments. The larvae go through 6 instars taking 15-18 days to complete before pupating. The larvae feed in a very typical zigzag pattern with the younger caterpillars holding on to the inner edge of the leaf as they feed. The zigzag pattern is made between the leaf veins. As the caterpillar gets older the pattern gets wider sometimes merging together and making it more difficult to see the zigzag pattern. After feeding for up to 18 days the larvae spin a lattice-like silken cocoon to pupate in. These cocoons are located on the underside of the leaf. The adults emerge in 4-7 days. The last larvae of the season builds a much stronger, solid cocoon in which it is protected through the winter waiting for spring to emerge as adults to begin the cycle all over again. The Elm Zigzag Sawfly with its short life cycle and multi-generations has the potential to have a devastating effect of elm populations that have already had to deal with Dutch Elm Disease. It seems to feed on all Ulmus spp. which could put the hybrid elms being used in landscaping at risk. It is a strong flyer and can be blown by the wind a considerable distance. There is evidence in Europe that the adults may hitchhike on vehicles as infestations tend to follow roadways. It can be moved long distance by the movements of elms in the nursery and landscape trade especially from fall to early spring when the overwintering cocoons are in the leaf litter and soil in pots. In its native range, Elm Zigzag Sawfly is a minor pest but in Europe it has caused significant damage and defoliation to trees. This defoliation can add more stress to an elm tree already under stress from other problems such as Dutch Elm Disease. Insecticides can be used to control the Elm Zigzag Sawfly but because of the multiple generations and the ease of movement the insecticides have to be used every year sometimes several times a year to control the damage. In Europe, they are concentrating on single trees or small groups of Elms. If you spot the Elm Zigzag Sawfly please report it to 1-800- NO-Exotics.



The larvae of the zigzag sawfly feed on elm leaves. Credit: Forest Research,

The easiest way to identify the pest is therefore to look for the characteristic zigzag pattern of the leaf damage which the young larvae make as they feed in spring and summer. Credit: Forest Research,

The adult is a tiny, black, wasp-like sawfly with whitish legs. It is less than 0.4in long, so it is rarely seen. Credit: Forest Research,

About the Author Kallie Bontrager has been a Nursery Inspector and Compliance Officer with the Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology for 24 years. She resides in LaPorte County with her husband, son, three dogs, three cats, a horse, and a Bearded Dragon. In her free time Kallie enjoys training her dogs and trialing them in agility.

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Legislative Update on Special Session Update provided by The Corydon Group for IOMA members On June 9, Governor Holcomb announced that he would call the Indiana Legislature back for a special session to address inflation. The Governor proposed the legislature return $1 billion to taxpayers in the form of a $225 check to all Hoosier taxpayers. On June 22, the Governor set July 6 as the date for the statutorily limited 40-day session to begin. On June 24, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, which overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and sent the decision regarding abortion to the states. Soon after, legislative leadership in both chambers announced the legislature would also take up the issue of abortion during the special session and that they would officially convene on July 25. The Legislature wrapped up the special session on August 5, having passed legislation addressing inflation relief and abortion. Below is an overview of the final legislation.

Abortion Senate Enrolled Act 1 (ss), authored by Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) and

sponsored by Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville), limits abortion to only the circumstances of a serious health risk to the mother, rape or incest, and a fatal fetal anomaly. A woman or minor would have 10 weeks to utilize the rape or incest exceptions. The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) is required to release an abortion report quarterly. If a physician is shown to have performed an unlawful abortion, the Medical Licensing Board is required to revoke that physician’s license. Also, the bill established the Prosecutorial Oversight Taskforce to examine when a county prosecutor can refuse to enforce state laws. It passed out of the House with a vote of 62-38 and the Senate with a vote of 28-19. The bill's provisions are effective on September 15, 2022.

Inflation Relief Senate Enrolled Act 2 (ss), authored by Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and sponsored by Rep. Tim Brown, MD (R-Crawfordsville), includes a $200 refund for Hoosiers. The final package provides a

smaller refund than that proposed by the Governor but expands the eligibility to those who did not file a tax return in 2022. It also includes a $.295 cap on the gasoline use tax through June 30, 2023. The bill provides $1 billion for the Pension Stabilization Relief Fund from expected excess tax receipts in 2023. It also uses $45 million to create the Hoosier Families First Fund, which can be used by the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH), the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), the Department of Child Services (DCS), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assist mothers and babies. It also requires the IDOH to contract with a vendor to evaluate access to birth control at low or no cost. Finally, it exempts diapers from sales tax. It passed out of the House with a vote of 93-7 and the Senate with a vote of 37-9. The bill's provisions are effective upon passage. Governor Holcomb signed both bills into law on August 5.

Spotted Lanternfly Now in Northern and Southern Indiana Cliff Sadof, Purdue University Spotted lanternfly (SLF) (Lycorma delicatula) was found in late July in Huntington, Indiana. This federally regulated invasive species is a serious new pest that harms plants by slowing their growth and reducing fruit production, especially in vineyards and orchards. Finding this pest this far north of last year’s find along the Ohio River in Vevay, Indiana makes it possible for SLF to be anywhere in Indiana. Knowing where this pest is located can inform regulatory actions taken to slow its spread and reduce the harm it can cause. Right now, the Indiana DNR is asking for all citizens to search for and report spotted lanternfly. The bright color of late stage immatures and adults are easily recognized at this time of the year. Anyone who spots 22

Excerpt from original article published by The Purdue Landscape Report, Issue 22-12 and appear here with permission.

signs of the spotted lanternfly should contact the Indiana Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology (DEPP) by calling 866-NO EXOTIC (866-663-9684) or send an email (with a photo of the insect if possible) to For more information about this or other invasive pests see the following link https://www. spotted-lanternfly/ Status of the Known Indiana Infestation

After a Huntington resident reported “mutant ladybugs” feeding on trees of heaven on their property to a Huntington Neighbors Helping Neighbors” Facebook page, the message was forwarded to DNR’s Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology


(DEPP). A business owner also reported an finding an immature SLF to the DNR hotline. DEPP staff surveyed the site and discovered multiple life stages of the insect present in trees and on structures near the railroad tracks. DEPP and USDA are investigating to determine exactly how large the infestation is and where it could have come from, as well as how to limit the spread and eradicate the population. To read the entire article go to: https://



September/October 2022

Certification and Education George Brenn’s IAH Study Guide

Text: © George Brenn

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

Congratulations New Indiana Accredited Horticulturist (IAH) INITIAL IAH David Amos, NCCF, Spencer, IN Joseph Ater, NCCF, Palmyra, IN Vincent Boddie, NCCF, Richmond, IN David Borton, NCCF, New Castle, IN Dillon Brook, NCCF, Logansport, IN Marvin Buffkin, NCCF, New Castle, IN Luis Campos, NCCF, New Castle, IN James Colter, NCCF, Greenfield, IN Jerry Danielson, NCCF, New Castle Jennifer Hartley, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN David Hawn, NCCF, New Castle, IN Clint Hess Jr., NCCF, Hudson, IN Ernest Keith, Jr. NCCF, Palmyra, IN Michael Kemp, NCCF, New Castle, IN Ronald Lawrence, NCCF, New Castle James Moland, NCCF, Winchester, IN Scott Morris, NCCF, New Castle, IN Jeffery Morris, NCCF, New Castle, IN Julio Pina, NCCF, New Castle, IN Jody Shoemaker, NCCF, New Castle, IN 24

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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! The INLA office will grade the quiz. Questions and answers have been provided by the IAH committee. Thank you and good luck studying! The Indiana Accredited Horticulturist Committee Co-Chairs - George Brenn, Four Seasons Landscaping Nursery - Gabriel Gluesenkamp, Designscape Hort Services Committee Members - Brian Bunge, Twixwood Nursery - Wayne Gruber, Niemeyer’s Landscape Supply - Jim Messmer - Melissa Mravec, Allen Landscape - Jodie Overmyer, Marshall County Soil and Water

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