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Trade Show Schedule

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Wednesday, January 8 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 9 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 10 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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CEO Symposium – Workforce 2020: Preparing for What (and Who) the Future will Bring 8:00 p.m. Sarah L. Sladek, XYZ University | 4:00 p.m. –

talent, drive In order to position your organization to attract top s need to breakthroughs, and serve customers better, employer . In this force work the of understand and prepare for the evolution ators of indic force presentation, CEO’s will learn about the chief work vative and responsive change, how to position their companies to be inno the marketplace. to these changes to attract top talent and win in Learn how to: -employee • Capitalize on and manage changing employer relationships and workplace attitudes. work model and • Adapt your workplace to a commitment-based enforce a culture of learning. global workplace • Keep a blended, multi-generational, diverse, and engaged. measurements and • Promote leadership development supported by results. • Develop a workforce preparedness plan. 13 (includes networking $149 for MNLA members if registered by Dec. m held at Hyatt reception, presentation and dinner). Symposiu Regency Hotel.

Landscape Lighting Design & Technology (PLT Relicensure)

Ed Lethert, Ed Lethert Associates, Inc.; Tim McKay, Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting; Nels Peterson, N Design Partners 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This class provides a total of eight hours of continuin g education credits (2 clock hours of specific National Electrical Code (NEC) training and 6 hours of technical training) for the Power Limited technician license, with material orientated specifically towards the landscap e lighting specialist. The following landscape lighting topics will be cove red: light and its characteristics; design techniques; selecting the correct lamp and fixtures; choosing the correct transformer (power source and wire sizes); electrically engineering the system; and system insta llation. Take away greater knowledge about landscape light ing design, installation and technology, and get continuing educ ation credits for your PLT license. $129 for MNLA/MTGF members if registered by Dec. 13 (includes lunch). SPONSORS:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 | Minneapolis Convention Center

Register online at MNLA.biz! Water and its Effect on the Green Industry

ate, and Minnesota Public Mark Seeley, Dept. of Soil, Water and Clim and Superintendent of Radio; Chad Tinkel, C&C Arbor Solutions LLC, Labs; Peter MacDonagh, Urban Forestry (Indiana); Don Spier, Precision University of Minnesota, Kestrel Design Group, Inc.; Dr. Brian Horgan, – 3:00 p.m. Tim Malooly, Water in Motion | 8:00 a.m.

en center Arborists, cemetery managers, facility managers, gard architects, designers managers, golf course superintendents, landscape municipalities, park and maintenance supervisors, lawncare operators, d! supervisors, and sports turf managers should atten following topics: This important and timely seminar will include the onmental benefits of stormwater and environmental concerns, the envir r mitigation, wetting trees and landscape plantings including stormwate agents, climatology and more! Dec. 13 (includes lunch). $65 for MNLA/MTGF members if registered by SPONSORS:

There will be NO onsite registration. Note that registration fees are separate from those for the Northern Green Expo.

A New Era of Leadership in the Green Industry

John Kennedy, John Kennedy Consulting |

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Managers, foremen, owners and anyone interested in becoming an effective leader should attend! Join international speaker, author and strategist John Kennedy as he brings both depth and understanding to this vital aspect of any successful business: leadership. From understanding the three qualities of effective leaders to the art of communication and confidence, Kennedy brings a wealth of experience, examples and expertise to the table to share with the audience. We can’t deliver the same “old” leadership in this vibrant “new” economy. Kennedy will dig deeply into creating a world-class team and building a culture of measurement and momentu m that will stand the test of time. From motivation, evaluation and poss ible termination, he covers a lot of ground in a very short period of time . You won’t want to miss the toolbox of insights and ideas that you will be able to be put to use the very first day back on the job! $129 for MNLA/MTGF members if registered by Dec. 13 (includes lunch).


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Northern Green Expo eProgram Ad Index Albert J. Lauer, Inc. Ancom Communication & Technical Center Borgert Products Fury Motors Gertens Wholesale Great Northern Equipment Distributing, Inc. Plaisted Companies Quality Equipment Road Machinery & Supplies Co. Rock Hard Landscape Supply University of MN College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Ziegler CAT

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014 8:20am—9:20am

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Room #

How to Get the Job at Your Price

Monroe Porter

205

Turfgrass Research Update

Sam Bauer, Brian Horgan, Eric Watkins

208

Flower Bed Maintenance

Karl Foord

102ABC

Making Windcliff

Dan Hinkley

103DEF

The Affordable Care Act and Your Business

Patrick McGuiness

103ABC

Chain Saw Safety & Maintenance

Steve Hagen

211AB

Smart Technologies for Irrigation

Scott Wicklund

211CD

Managing Putting Green Collars: Case Studies for Greens Conversion to Bentgrass

Richard Hurley

102DEF

9:30am—10:25am

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Room #

Keynote: Greatest Hits of Innovation and Change

John Kennedy

Ballroom A

12:30pm—1:20pm

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Room #

Wonder, Blunder, Plunder, Thunder… Do You Have the Right Business Structure? Ornamental and Landscape Grass Maintenance EAB Management—Don’t Wait

Monroe Porter

205

Mary Meyer Chad Tinkel

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Managing Water at the Source, in the Spray Zone , and in the Soil

Don Spier

208

Garden Center Technology Panel

J. Pilla, M. Halla, M. McLean, K. Uter Dan Hinkley

103ABC

Jeff Latterell

211CD

New and Underused Perennials, Shrubs, Trees and Vines for Gardens of the Northern Tier Irrigation Basics 2:40pm—3:30pm

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What to Know About Putting Green Speed on Golf Courses New LED Lighting Technology for the Landscape How to Find, Train, Motivate and Retain Employees New Plant Forum, Part 1

Bert Cregg Richard Hurley Nels Peterson Monroe Porter Debbie Lonnee, Moderator

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Nature’s Final Mandate Trail and Parking Lot Asphalt Maintenance – Best Practices

Douglas Tallamy Dale Decker

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Irrigation: The Effects of Microclimates

Craig Otto

211CD

3:40pm—4:40pm

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Tree Planting: What Matters, What Doesn't, and Why

Fertility Management for Sand-Based Fields Brad Fresenburg Raised Patio Design and Installation Using Pavers and SRWs Rich Lahren The Business of Golf…and Why the Superintendent Is So Critical Henry DeLozier Trees and Turf: Can We All Get Along? Bert Cregg New Plant Forum, Part 2 Debbie Lonnee, Moderator Why We Need More Native Plants in our Landscape Douglas Tallamy Irrigation: Proper Hydrozoning Craig Otto Jay Michaels Green Industry Legislave Forum: Green Industry Business WEDNESDAY Opportunities in Stormwater ManagementTRADE SHOW HOURS | 10:30am—5:00pm

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014 7:30am—8:20am

Best Management Practices for the Control of Anthracnose of Golf Course Putting Greens

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Bruce Clarke

208

8:30am—9:30am

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Bacterial Diseases and the Biology and Management of Brown Ring Patch on Bentgrass and Annual Bluegrass

Bruce Clarke

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How Well Do You Know Your Customers? Results of the 2013 Garden Center Survey

Paul Hugunin, Greta Diers 103ABC

My Weedless Garden

Lee Reich

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Structural Soil: Growing Trees in Parking Lots and Sidewalks

Nina Bassuk

102ABC

Maintaining Sports Fields the Natural Way

Brad Fresenburg

211AB

‘WOW’ Your Customers with Tech-Savvy Project Presentations

Rich Lahren, Jon Schultz

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Passionate about Peonies

Laverne Dunsmore

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Irrigation Controllers – Hidden Features

Barry Beck, Steve Pallas

211CD

9:40am—10:30am

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Strategies to Control Summer Patch and Take-All Patch Diseases on Golf Courses

Bruce Clarke

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Powering Your Future With Propane

Roger Leider

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New Herbaceous Plants for Minnesota Gardens

Debbie Lonnee

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Successfully Converting Turfgrass Areas to Native

Paul Bockenstedt

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Luscious Landscaping with Fruiting Trees, Shrubs and Vines

Lee Reich

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Landscape Design – Integrating Sustainable Features, Part 1

Jack Pizzo, Andy Stahr

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Techniques for Estimating and Installing Natural Stone Surfaces

Scott Frampton

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Landscape Irrigation, Regulations and the New Sprinkler Standard— Business Opportunities!

Tim Malooly

211CD

2:00pm—2:50pm

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What Consumers Want in an Outdoor Room

Ross Johnson

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Environmental Benefits of Trees—Combining Biology & Engineering in an Urban Forest

Peter MacDonagh

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Make a Splash with Container Gardens

Kerstin Ouellet

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Target Field Turfgrass 2009-2013

Larry DiVito

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Landscape Design – Integrating Sustainable Features, Part 2

Jack Pizzo, Andy Stahr

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The Future of the Independent Garden Center

Kip Creel

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Irrigation Roundtables—Current Issues for Contractors

Tim Power, Moderator

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Managing Aquatic Plants and Problems—Aquatics Recertification (Cat F), Pt. 1 John Barten, Dick Osgood 211AB 3:00pm—3:50pm

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Modern Golf Course Irrigation Management

Doug Soldat

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Apps for the Green Industry

Brandon Gallagher

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The Science and Practical Applications Behind Tree Injection

Don Booth

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Container Gardening Off the Beaten Path

Kerstin Ouellet

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Creative Design Solutions for Retaining Walls

Tim Huinker

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Building the Next Gen Garden Center

Kip Creel

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Managing Aquatic Plants and Problems—Aquatics Recertification (Cat F), Pt. 2 John Barten, Dick Osgood 211AB

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014 | 7:30am—8:30am

GENERAL SESSIONS

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Experiences with Greenway Golf

Jake Schmitz

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Best Performing Perennials for Zone 3 & 4

Mike Heger

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8:35am—9:30am

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Minimizing Storm Damage to Trees

Gary Johnson

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Effective Management of White Grubs in Turf

Chris Williamson

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10:35am—11:30am

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Selecting the Best of Ornamental Grasses

Mary Meyer

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Rainwater Harvesting

Fred Rozumalski

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2013 Golf Course Year in Review

Bob Vavrek

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1:00pm—2:00pm

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Can Shrubs Really be Pruned Properly in Most Urban Settings?

Chris Romer

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The Cutting Edge in Hardy Landscape Roses

David Zlesak

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FRIDAY TRADE SHOW HOURS | 9:30am—1:00pm 10


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014

| PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION

8:00am—8:30am

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Pesticides and Pollinators

Vera Krischik

200C-H

8:40am—9:35am

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What’s in the Water?

Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing

200C-H

10:35am—11:30am

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Arborist/Nursery: Insect Management

Don Booth

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Turf: Management of Nuisance Pests including Ants and Earthworms in Golf Course Turf

Chris Williamson

208

Greenhouse: Insect Management - Recent Insecticides and Tools

Vera Krischik

200C-H

1:00pm—2:00pm

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Small Fleet Management and Inspection Preparedness

Ed Carroll

200C-H

2:00pm—2:30pm

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Safety: Pesticides and Eye Protection

Dean Herzfeld

200C-H

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Aaron Johnsen

200C-H

2:35pm—3:35pm

Spray Application Technology

Category A and E - By attending the Pesticide Recertification workshop at the Northern Green Expo on Friday, January 10, you are completing the recertification requirements in Categories A - Core and E - Turf and Ornamentals. This workshop has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Licensed applicators with Categories A and E who last attended a recertification workshop in 2012, and newlicensed pesticide applicators in 2013, must attend an MDA-approved workshop by 12/31/2014. By attending the Pesticide Recertification track and completing the on-site attendance documentation, applicators will obtain recertification credit. The morning and afternoon start with general sessions that are required for all recertifying applicators. There are also breakout sessions where participants can choose sessions of interest. Applicators must attend the entire Pesticide Recertification track (4 general sessions plus 2 break-out sessions) to obtain MDA recertification credit. Attendance will be monitored. The MDA reserves the right to deny recertification credit to participants who arrive later than 30 minutes after the start of the program or who are absent during substantial portions of the program. Workshop participants should bring license and photo identification cards to the workshop. Category F (Aquatics) - The Northern Green Expo is again offering a Category F session at the 2014 Northern Green Expo on Thursday, January 9 from 2:00pm – 3:50pm. In order for licensed applicators to get credit for Category F - Aquatics, they must attend both Thursday afternoon Aquatics Pesticide Recertification and the Friday Pesticide Recertification. ATTENTION: Everyone seeking Pesticide Recertification must report to the MDA General Session by 7:30 a.m. All sessions are also open to attendees who are not seeking Pesticide Recertification, as space allows.

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January 8

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. MN State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Inspection Information & Demo

2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Pruning Trees & Shrubs in the Garden Center

Angela Orshinsky

John Daniels

TBG

4:30 - 5:00 p.m. How to Conserve Bees on Your Property Vera Krischik

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Pruning Trees & Shrubs in the Landscape

12:45 - 1:15 p.m. New Winter Hardy Gladiolus

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pennisetum: New Forms and New Names

1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Working Safely Around Utilities

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. MN State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Inspection Information & Demo

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. MN State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Inspection Information & Demo

Craig Pinkalla

January 9

January 10

Neil Anderson

Mary Meyer

TBG

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1:30 - 2:00 p.m. IPM: Biological Control Strategies

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10:45 - 11:15 a.m. What You Need to Know about Plums, Cherries and Apricots Neil Anderson & Emily Hoover

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9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Pruning Trees in the Nursery

Mark Laberee, Dan Schwichtenberg, Paul Schwichtenberg

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TBG

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MN State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Inspection Information & Demo TBG


Presented by the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) and the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation (MTGF)

Register Early for a Discount

Hotel Accommodations

Prior to December 20, 2013, Expo registration is offered at a discount. Pre-registration ensures timely processing of your registration and helps avoid onsite lines. Register by December 11, 2013, and your badge will be mailed to you in advance. Members of the following associations receive an additional $25 discount off standard rates: MNLA, MGCSA, MPSTMA, MAC, MASMS, MSA, MTA, and MTSC.

The Hyatt Regency Hotel Minneapolis is the headquarters hotel and is connected by skyway to the Convention Center. The newly renovated Hyatt lobby features Prairie Kitchen and Bar and a deli-style market. Room Rate: $98 Reservation Phone: 888-421-1442.

The newly renovated Millennium Hotel is connected by skyway to the Hyatt Regency and the Minneapolis Convention Center. Discounted Room Rates Available: $98. Discounted rooms are limited, so make your reservations now by calling toll free 866-866-8086.

3 Ways to Pre-Register 1. Online: Please complete the registration form online at www.NorthernGreenExpo.org. 2. Mail: Please complete the registration form which can be printed online with your full name and address information. Mail the form along with payment via check or credit card to Northern Green Expo, 1813 Lexington Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113. 3. Fax: Please complete the registration form which can be printed online with your full name and address information. Credit card payment must be provided on the faxed form in order for it to be processed. Fax the registration page to 651-633-4986 or toll-free 888-266-4986. NO OVER THE PHONE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 16

Questions about the Northern Green Expo? Call 651-633-4987 or toll-free 888-886-6652. Trade Show Schedule Hundreds of exhibitors in a 178,000 square foot exhibit hall. For a full listing of exhibitors, please visit the Vendor Directory online at www.NorthernGreenExpo.org. Wednesday, January 8 10:30am – 5:00pm Thursday, January 9 9:30am – 5:00pm Friday, January 10 9:30am – 1:00pm


Dedicated Trade Show Hours

Photo/Video Consent

Wednesday, January 8 10:30am—12:30pm 1:20pm—2:40pm

Registration and attendance at or participation in the Northern Green Expo constitutes an agreement by the registrant to Expo use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events/activities.

Thursday, January 9 10:30am—2:00pm 3:50pm—5:00pm Friday, January 10 9:35am—10:35am 11:30am—1:00pm Morning Coffee Free coffee will be available each morning in Lobby D while supplies last. Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Free lunch on the trade show floor on Thursday, January 9. Some restrictions apply, see www.NorthernGreenExpo.org. Requests for Special Services at the Northern Green Expo If you have a disability and may require accommodation in order to fully participate in the Northern Green Expo, please call Cassie Larson at 651-633-4987 or toll-free 888-8866652. Some accommodations may require extensive arrangements to put in place. We ask for your cooperation in notifying us as soon as possible of your need for accommodation. While every effort will be made to meet attendees’ needs, we cannot guarantee the availability of accommodations in response to requests received after December 16, 2013.

Association Meeting Schedule Below is a list of association meetings that will occur during the 2014 Northern Green Expo. Tuesday, January 7, 2014 •

1:00pm -5:00pm - MTA Annual Meeting, Room 213.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 •

5:00pm - MNLA Annual Meeting, Room 213. All members welcome!

Thursday, January 9, 2014 •

10:45am – MPSTMA Annual Meeting, Room 213.

Noon - MAC Luncheon, Lounge A.

1:00pm - MGCSA Annual Meeting, Room 208.

3:00pm - 5:00pm—MNRC Meeting, Room 207.

4:30—Higher Education Social, Season’s Rotunda

Note: Times and rooms are subject to change.

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Free Lunch Returns!

Be sure to take advantage of another year of FREE LUNCH in the trade show cafĂŠ and green spaces.

THURSDAY, JAN. 9 Some restrictions apply. See www.NorthernGreenExpo.org.

Expo Lunch Supported by:


Seminar Descriptions

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8 Speaker biographies can be found on NorthernGreenExpo.org

8:20 AM - 9:20 AM | 211AB

Chainsaw Safety & Maintenance Steve Hagen

This session will cover the following: why chainsaws can be dangerous when not properly used; a general overview of OSHA’s regulations; and chainsaws and common sense. We will also review safety apparel and explain its maintenance. Safety features on saws will be discussed, as well as safe practices with saws, such as: fueling, starting, use of chain brake, kickback and reactive forces, and general operation of the chainsaw. Preventive saw maintenance and chain sharpening will also be covered in this session. 8:20 AM - 9:20 AM | 102ABC

Flower Bed Maintenance Karl Foord

Topics to be addressed will include: 1) high vs. low maintenance plants - both annuals and perennials; 2) advantages of summer pruning; 3) minimizing the impact of insects and disease; 4) fall and spring cleanup checklists; and 5) developing sustainable management objectives to reduce inputs. 8:20 AM - 9:20 AM | 205

How to Get the Job at Your Price Monroe Porter

Tired of the bidding race and cutting your price to get the job? This seminar will teach you to sell the value of your company rather than defend the cost of your work. The program emphasizes professional sales and marketing strategies that can be put to immediate use. Learn how to connect with customers and build a more efficient sales 20

process. This session is ideal for anyone who sells or presents your company to customers, including owners, estimators, designers and salespeople. 8:20 AM - 9:20 AM | 103DEF

Making Windcliff Dan Hinkley

Dan Hinkley's first garden, Heronswood, was primarily a woodland enterprise, but his second garden called Windcliff, a property named by the first residents of this place, 6.2 acres on a high bluff above Puget Sound at the end of a dead end road near Indianola, Washington, is primarily an undertaking in full sun. Windcliff was purchased in 2000, and though some garden structure existed, the gardening process did not commence until 2002. Construction of the house and 'garden proper' began in early 2003 and Hinkley moved to Windcliff in spring of 2004. This presentation is meant to illustrate the attempt to illuminate the dialogue necessary to design a house and garden as one entity while using the local climate, lay of land and sense of place as inspiration. 8:20 AM - 9:20 AM | 102DEF

Managing Putting Green Collars: Case Studies for Greens Conversion to Bentgrass Richard Hurley

In this session, Hurley will present common issues with maintaining collars and approach to greens, and offer tips on how to best improve the turf in these areas. He will show various case study options for successfully renovating and re-grassing greens with bentgrass.


Wednesday Seminar Descriptions 8:20 AM - 9:20 AM | 211CD

Smart Technologies for Irrigation Scott Wicklund

This session will address emerging "SMART" technologies for irrigation control. Topics covered will include: • Basic plant /soil /water relationships • Efficiency vs. Uniformity: What's the difference & why does it matter? • Proper application of "SMART" technologies • ET based systems • Soil moisture based systems • Remote access & reporting 8:20 AM - 9:20 AM | 103ABC

The Affordable Care Act and Your Business Patrick McGuiness

In March 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. In June 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the law. Find out how the ACA may affect your business and your employees. Learn what size businesses are affected, how employees are counted, what must be provided to employees, and when the provisions of the law will take effect. 8:20 AM - 9:20 AM | 208

Turfgrass Research Update Brian Horgan, Eric Watkins, Sam Bauer

The turfgrass research group will update you on the latest research being conducted at the Turfgrass Research, Outreach, and Education (TROE) Center and in field settings throughout the state. Topics will include lowinput turfgrass species, breeding for winterhardy perennial ryegrass, fine fescue cultivar evaluations for golf course fairways and home lawns, bee lawns, roadside turfgrass research, home lawn conversion to low input species, National Turfgrass Evaluation Program trials,

and results from a recent survey about how turfgrass managers prefer to receive research information. We will also give overviews of several new projects that have recently been funded and discuss the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association member -driven research projects. 9:30 AM - 10:25 AM | Ballroom A

Keynote – Greatest Hits of Innovation and Change! John Kennedy

Join international speaker, author and strategist John Kennedy as he presents his "Greatest Hits of Innovation and Change." Kennedy will blend a wonderful balance of insights, ideas, and innovations set to a backdrop of music and fun. From garden centers to golf courses and all points in between, he will bring MTGF and MNLA under one roof to make sure you are "Taking Care of Business", ready to handle the "Pressure," "Let The Good Times Roll" and "Don't Stop Me Now!" as you take off to a new trajectory of excellence, engagement and excitement! This is a completely customized presentation that will only be seen at our event, so if you have seen him before, you will not have seen Kennedy like this! 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM | 102ABC

EAB Management - Don't Wait Chad Tinkel

The presentation will share all of the experiences in developing a working management plan for EAB in the City of Fort Wayne, Indiana. It will also discuss all of the attributes of an EAB management plan from development to implementation.

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Wednesday Seminar Descriptions 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM | 103ABC

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM | 103DEF

Garden Center Technology Panel

New and Underused Perennials, Shrubs, Trees and Vines for Gardens of the Northern Tier

Jeff Pilla, Moderator; Mark Halla; Meg McLean; Kris Uter

Back by popular demand, join us at the Garden Center Panel. This year’s session will focus on technology: what high tech tools garden center professionals are using to increase sales and reach more customers. This session will feature a panel of three managers of independent garden centers located in Minnesota. We invite you to bring your ideas and questions to this facilitated discussion to find real life answers to real life challenges. 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM | 211CD

Irrigation Basics Jeff Latterell

This session will cover basic irrigation topics including: • How to choose a sprinkler head • Proper spacing of sprinkler heads • Precipitation rates • Pipe sizing • Hydraulics 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM | 208

Managing Water at the Source, in the Spray Zone, and in the Soil Don Spier

In this session, attendees will learn how to manage water in lakes and ponds. They will also learn the benefits of managing water in the spray zone. Finally, they will determine how to select a wetting agent that addresses the unique water management challenges of their soils.

Dan Hinkley

Though Dan Hinkley gardens in the forgiving climate of the Pacific Northwest, his obsession with plants began in the frigid climate of northern Michigan's Zone 4. While introducing attendees to a number of plants he feels are a welcome addition to the seasonal container assemblage for colder climates, he will Illuminate many trees, shrubs, vines and perennials that deserve trial in gardens of the winter-challenged environs of North America. For effects of bark, berry, foliage and flower, Hinkley will introduce you to his must-grow palette of plants that will bring year-round satisfaction to your gardens. 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM | 102DEF

Ornamental and Landscape Grass Maintenance Mary Meyer

This session will cover how to maintain ornamental grasses in landscape settings. Annual cutback, division, staking, pest control will be covered. Cool and warm season grass growth patterns and differences in care will be highlighted. Both small and large scale maintenance will be addressed. 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM | 205

Wonder, Blunder, Plunder, Thunder… Do You Have the Right Business Structure? Monroe Porter

Want to build a more efficient business structure and organization? As contractors grow their business, many hire managers in an effort to have a less stressful job and more profitable organization. Unfortunately, too many contractors create an inefficient 22


Wednesday Seminar Descriptions business and profits decline as sales grow. Attendees will learn how to avoid pitfalls that may keep them from taking home a six figure income. This structure helps you build a more profitable and less stressful structure. Since this program is geared to teach business owners how to make more money, attendance should be limited to business owners and general managers. 2:40 PM - 3:30 PM | 205

How to Find, Train, Motivate and Retain Employees Monroe Porter

Interested in building (and keeping) the perfect team? This program addresses proven recruiting methods, leadership skills, productivity enhancement, and motivational technique you can immediately put to work. Learn the latest research on what drives high performance and myths regarding pay and reward systems. Anyone who manages people including business owners, field foremen, office managers, department heads, superintendents, and estimators will benefit from this program. 2:40 PM - 3:30 PM | 103ABC

Nature's Final Mandate

Managing landscapes in this crowded world carries both moral and ecological responsibilities that we can no longer ignore. 2:40 PM - 3:30 PM | 102DEF

New LED Lighting Technology for the Landscape Nels Peterson

A detailed look at what’s new in LED Landscape lighting, from products to installation and design tips. 2:40 PM - 4:30 PM | 103DEF

New Plant Forum Debbie Lonnee, Moderator

This exciting session has returned to the 2014 Northern Green Expo and is for those of you who are all about the plants! The New Plant Forum is a 2-hour, information packed session highlighting new plants for our industry – including herbaceous perennials and annuals, as well as trees, shrubs and evergreens. The best of the newest will be presented by MNLA members and affiliated education institution breeders who are on top of the newest plants on the market! Come prepared to hear all about cutting edge new plants that you can use in your business.

Douglas Tallamy 2:40 PM - 3:30 PM | 211CD

Human’s adversarial relationship with nature worked well in the distant past because it was nature that froze us, ate us, flooded us, and destroyed our crops. Only humans who pushed hard against nature survived to live another year. But this approach to nature did not recognize our ultimate dependence on the natural capital produced by diverse ecosystems. Today there are so many humans who need so many ecosystem services that we can no longer bite the hand that feeds us. Tallamy will discuss how we must learn to respect and protect the natural world, not just in our national parks, but in our yards, our neighborhoods, and work places as well. 24

Irrigation: The Effects of Microclimates Craig Otto

Microclimates can have a significant effect on plant water use. This session will illustrate the importance of getting the numbers right when scheduling for different microclimates.


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Job Board Guidelines for the 2014 Northern Green Expo

• The Jobs Boards are located in the Hall E Lobby. • Please list only one job description per posting to ensure that your posting can be put under the correct category heading. • Expo staff will place empty acrylic holders on the boards along with category headings at the beginning of the show. Feel free to bring several copies of the posting which will allow potential employees to take a copy of your posting with them for response after the Expo. Acrylic holders will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once they are full, a single posting can be tacked up to the board, but multiple copies cannot be left. • It is your responsibility to keep tabs on the job posting. If your copies run out, Expo staff will not be responsible for filling them. However, if you'd like to make additional copies, there is a FedEx Office/Kinko's available onsite. • Please do not include confidential information that you might not, for any reason, want available to the general public.

Pre-Register online at NorthernGreenExpo.org, or by using the registration form included with this issue of The Scoop.


Wednesday Seminar Descriptions 2:40 PM - 3:30 PM | 211AB

3:40 PM - 4:40 PM | 211AB

Trail and Parking Lot Asphalt Maintenance – Best Practices

Fertility Management for SandBased Fields

Dale Decker

Brad Fresenburg

Maintenance of an asphalt pavement is a critical element to ensure the long term performance of the pavement. This session will discuss best practices for maintenance approaches which can be used for asphalt pavements. With 40 years of experience in the asphalt industry, Decker will provide useful guidance to keep your asphalt pavements performing well.

We will begin by providing an understanding of nutrient holding capacity and CEC of sandbased athletic fields. Then finish by discussing fertilizer options for cool season grasses grown on sand-based athletic fields; types of fertilizers, amounts and timing.

2:40 PM - 3:30 PM | 102ABC

Tree Planting: What Matters, What Doesn't, and Why Bert Cregg

Few topics seem to generate as much discussion as proper techniques for tree planting. The list of do’s and don’ts is everexpanding and sometimes the “rules” may even conflict. So, what’s important and what isn’t? In this presentation, Michigan State University Extension Specialist Dr. Bert Cregg will review the scientific research on tree planting and highlight factors that warrant the most attention for your next planting job. 2:40 PM - 3:30 PM | 208

What to Know About Putting Green Speed on Golf Courses Richard Hurley

During this session, Richard Hurley will discuss parameters that most affect putting green speed to include: historical information, biological cost, pin placements, stimpmeter, mowing height, rolling, double cutting, growth regulation and fertility.

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3:40 PM - 4:40 PM | 102DEF

Green Industry Legislative Forum: Green Industry Business Opportunities in Stormwater Management Jay Michels

Urban stormwater management is becoming increasingly important to meet the requirements of the federal Clean Water Act. The Minimal Impact Design Standards (MIDS) workgroup (including MNLA) completed its collaboration with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) last summer. Now, MPCA is updating the Minnesota Stormwater Manual to reflect the MIDS work products, including a higher clean water performance goal, new modeling methods and credit calculations for a variety of stormwater best management practices (BMPs), and a credits system and ordinance package that will allow municipalities embracing MIDS to meet their stormwater goals and mandates more effectively. What new business opportunities will these new MIDS products create? Which BMP’s will require design and/or oversight by an engineer, landscape architect or other professional? What professional certifications are available or necessary for green industry practitioners to design, install or maintain these stormwater BMP’s? Jay Michels introduced our members to MIDS at last year’s Expo, and he will update us on these new business opportunities at our 2014 Public Policy Forum.


Wednesday Seminar Descriptions 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM | 211CD

3:40 PM - 4:40 PM | 102ABC

Irrigation: Proper Hydrozoning

Trees and Turf: Can We All Get Along?

Craig Otto

Bert Cregg

This session will discuss design considerations concerning proper layout for hydrozones. Hydrozones go beyond just microclimates and proper planning at the design and installation stage can save the end user considerable money and headaches. 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM | 205

Raised Patio Design and Installation Using Pavers and SRWs Rich Lahren

Raised patios are popular landscape features that combine the beauty of concrete pavers and segmental retaining wall systems. Rich Lahren, a professional designer and installer, will share creative design ideas as well as best practices and techniques for installation, including soil and fill stabilization, drainage, water proofing, and basic paver and retaining wall installation tips. 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM | 208

The Business of Golf…and Why the Superintendent Is So Critical Henry DeLozier

The golf course superintendent is responsible for the franchise value of many golf courses and clubs. As such, he or she must fully understand how golf courses prosper financially and how golf course value is established and enhanced. This session will provide specific examples that are actionable and scalable to all golf facilities. You should expect to expand your understanding of the business of golf and your part in it.

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Trees and turf are often viewed as mixing as well as oil and water. With careful planning, however, it doesn’t have to be an ‘either/or’ situation. Understanding the requirements of each is critical to effective landscape management. In this presentation, Dr. Bert Cregg presents ideas for balancing the needs of trees and turf for golf courses and landscapes. 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM | 103ABC

Why We Need More Native Plants in our Landscape Douglas Tallamy

Specialized relationships between animals and plants is the norm in nature rather than the exception. Plants that evolved in concert with local animals provide for their needs better than plants that evolved elsewhere. Tallamy will explain why this is so, why it is important to restore biodiversity to our residential properties, what we need to do to make our landscapes functioning ecosystems once again, and what we will gain by doing so.


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THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 Speaker biographies can be found on NorthernGreenExpo.org.

7:30 AM - 8:20 AM | 208

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | 208

Best Management Practices for the Control of Anthracnose of Golf Course Putting Greens

Bacterial Diseases and the Biology and Management of Brown Ring Patch on Bentgrass and Annual Bluegrass

Bruce Clarke

Bruce Clarke

Anthracnose is one of the most destructive diseases of annual bluegrass putting greens in the United States today. Many of the management practices that superintendents employ to increase green speed can actually enhance anthracnose severity. As a result, recent research has focused on understanding the effect of cultural and chemical practices on the incidence and severity of this important turfgrass disease. Attendees will learn how factors such as fertility, irrigation, cultivation, topdressing, plant growth regulators, and other management practices impact disease development. Emphasis will be placed on describing best management practices for anthracnose, including the benefits of using good nutritional programs to improve disease control and reduce fungicide usage while improving turfgrass quality. Practical, field-based research examples will be used to highlight disease control concepts. 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | 205

"Wow" Your Customers with Tech -Savvy Project Presentations Jon Schultz, Rich Lahren

In this session, we will take a look at some of the technology based presentation programs. Attendees will learn how to leverage Trimble's free design program, SketchUp and other software to save money by bringing design in-house, to help customers visualize the end result, and to win more business.

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Bacterial wilt and etiolated tiller syndrome are two problems on turf that have become an increasing concern to superintendents. Attendees will receive an update on what is currently known about the identification and control of bacterial diseases on cool-season turf, as well as the theories behind etiolated tiller syndrome which has become very common on golf courses throughout the United States. Brown ring patch (aka Waitea Patch) is a relatively new disease of annual bluegrass putting greens caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia circinata var circinata (= Waitea circinata var circinata). Bentgrass can also be affected; however, annual bluegrass is typically the major host. This disease is similar in appearance to yellow patch. Attendees will learn how factors such as fertility, plant growth regulators and other management practices impact disease development. Emphasis will be placed on describing current best management practices for this disease. Practical, field-based research examples will be used to highlight disease control concepts.


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Thursday Seminar Descriptions 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | 103ABC

How Well Do You Know Your Customers? Results of 2013 Garden Center Survey Paul Hugunin, Greta Diers

The MDA's Minnesota Grown Program partnered with the MNLA to conduct a statewide survey of garden center customers during spring of 2013. We received completed surveys from nearly 2,000 customers at thirty eight garden centers. This workshop will provide an overview of the results as well as the answers to questions like: Why did the customer pick this particular garden center? How much did they spend on this visit? How regularly do they visit this garden center compared to other places where they could purchase similar products? Do they use social media and if so, how often? How old are they and how far did they travel to get to this garden center? 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | 211CD

Irrigation Controllers – Hidden Features Steve Pallas, Barry Beck

Attendees will be exposed to hidden features of controllers that will save them time, money and water. There will be something for all types of contractors: residential, commercial and service. 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | 211AB

Maintaining Sports Fields the Natural Way Brad Fresenburg

This discussion will center around cultural practices and their effects on pest issues. Knowing why pests exist and reducing that potential for pests by following good cultural practices is the first step and key to natural field maintenance. We will also discuss

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several products that can then be incorporated into a natural program for field maintenance. 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | 102DEF

My Weedless Garden Lee Reich

Introducing a novel way of caring for the soil, one that results in fewer weeds. Nurturing the ground from the top down, avoiding soil compaction, maintaining a soil cover, and pinpointing watering emulates rather than fights Mother Nature, keeping plants healthier and minimizing weed problems. Learn how to apply this 4-part system to establish new plantings as well as to maintain existing plantings. The principles and practices are rooted in the latest agricultural research and are applicable to sustainable, small systems. 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | 103DEF

Passionate about Peonies Laverne Dunsmore

A visual presentation of peony varieties that are often overlooked and have withstood the test of time, this presentation will also give 'common sense' information on growing and marketing peonies from the author's many years of selling to local farmer markets, mail order and an annual 'Peony Field Show'. 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | 102ABC

Structural Soil: Growing Trees in Parking Lots and Sidewalks Nina Bassuk

Urban areas are challenged by extensive impervious surfaces, compacted soils, and little room for healthy tree growth or for stormwater management. CU-Structural Soil is a soil medium developed to be used under pavements to meet engineering requirements for load bearing while allowing tree roots to grow. It also has properties that


Thursday Seminar Descriptions enhance water infiltration and storage. Used in combination with porous pavements, it can support tree growth in paved urban areas while reducing stormwater runoff. Attendees will learn when and how to use CU-Structural Soil to enhance tree growth in paved downtown areas and will hear about several strategies to use it in various urban environments. 9:40 AM - 10:30 AM | 102ABC

Landscape Design – Integrating Sustainable Features, Part 1 Jack Pizzo, Andy Stahr

This is the "what" & "why" portion of a twopart presentation on the integration of sustainable features in landscape design. The presenters will discuss the basic definition of sustainability and its applicability to landscape design. This presentation will review the breadth of sustainable landscape features available to landscape design professionals, including how sustainable landscape design can influence LEED point production in building projects. Part II of this session will be from 2 – 2:50PM. 9:40 AM - 10:30 AM | 211CD

Landscape Irrigation: Regulations and the New Sprinkler Standard – Business Opportunities!

9:40 AM - 10:30 AM | 102DEF

Lucious Landscaping, with Fruiting Trees, Shrubs, and Vines Lee Reich

What could be more pleasant than picking luscious fruits from a plant also admired for its beauty? This presentation will introduce some of the best trees, shrubs, and vines for this purpose, plants that require little maintenance yet provide stunning flowers in spring, attractive shape and color through summer, bright colors in autumn, and/or neat form in winter. For landscaping, the ideal is a plant that also is low maintenance, being pest -resistant and requiring little or no pruning. Luscious landscaping is the way to beautify your grounds and to put (very) local, healthful, flavorful food on the table. 9:40 AM - 10:30 AM | 103DEF

New Herbaceous Plants for Minnesota Gardens Debbie Lonnee

What's new in perennials and annuals for 2014? Debbie will highlight the best of the newest introductions from breeders across the world. 9:40 AM - 10:30 AM | 103ABC

Powering Your Future with Propane

Tim Malooly

Roger Leider

Bring your notepads! Building on last year’s presentation of increased awareness to deliver improved water-efficient solutions in the outdoor living environment, Tim Malooly will discuss business opportunities that result from government regulations and the upcoming landscape sprinkler standard.

This session will cover the complete aspects of using propane powered equipment for lawn care professionals, landscape maintenance companies, golf course maintenance and institutions. The session will focus on new technologies in the industry such as propane specific engines for lawn mowers, and propane powered pickups and trucks to provide equipment transport and services. The seminar will discuss the cost

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Thursday Seminar Descriptions savings and why those who have switched to propane see 40% savings in annual fuel costs. In addition, we will discuss the environmental advantages and refueling infrastructure for those who go propane. 9:40 AM - 10:30 AM | 208

Strategies to control Summer Patch and Take-All Patch Diseases on Golf Courses Bruce Clarke

Summer patch and Take-All Patch are destructive root diseases of golf course turf. Attendees will hear about the latest cultural and chemical control strategies to reduce the incidence and severity of these diseases on golf course fairways, tees and greens. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the biology of the pathogens and how cultural management practices impact disease development and the ability of fungicides to effectively control this disease. Practical, field-based research will be used to highlight disease control concepts with the goal of maintaining acceptable turf quality, playability and disease control with, where possible, reduced fungicide usage. 9:40 AM - 10:30 AM | 211AB

Successfully Converting Turfgrass Areas to Native Paul Bockenstedt

Converting turfgrass areas to natives provides multiple benefits including improved wildlife habitat, water quality, and aesthetics. As well, in an era with increasingly limited resources for maintenance and a strong public interest in restoration of native habitats, turf-to-native conversions offer a win-win solution. Paul Bockenstedt will share information on successfully identifying potential sites for turf -to-native projects, aspects of design and implementation, as well as citizen and public official outreach.

9:40 AM - 10:30 AM | 205

Techniques for Estimating and Installing Natural Stone Surfaces Scott Frampton

During the first half of the session, attendees will learn the specifics of "kit" building for natural stone surface estimating. The second half will focus on installation techniques. 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | 102DEF

Environmental Benefits of Trees - Combining Biology & Engineering in an Urban Forest Peter MacDonagh

This presentation will focus on urban forests and the role they could play in our 21st century cities. Perhaps this vision is why so many mayors are launching million tree initiatives. A fully functional urban forest operating at scale will be needed for the pressing issues of degrading air and water quality, rising temperatures, flooding and erosion from more intense daily rainfall events. This technical session aggregates and details most of the latest research (quantitative & qualitative) on urban forests from around the world including: root to canopy soil volume ratios, root/pipe conflicts, trees, stormwater management of evapotranspiration and canopy interception, and the geometrically greater importance of urban trees over their rural counterparts. Learning Objectives: • Understand the impacts of current stormwater management and the role of Urban Forests in mitigating climate change. • Understand the elements and complementary roles of Urban Forests as bio-utilities to manage urban stormwater. • Understand ratios of soil volume to canopy area, life cycle cost factors and other technical issues associated with developing Urban Forest systems. 35


Thursday Seminar Descriptions 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | 212AB

Irrigation Roundtables - Current Issues for Contractors Tim Power, Moderator

During this roundtable session, discussion will focus on: • MN backflow certification and recertification now requires national certification as prerequisite • Proposed changes in the definition of excavation • Update on MIDS and the MN Stormwater Manual • Prospects for irrigation licensure 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | 102ABC

Landscape Design – Integrating Sustainable Features, Part 2 Jack Pizzo, Andy Stahr

This is the "how" portion of a two-part presentation on the integration of sustainable features in landscape design. The presenters will dig into the methods used to incorporate sustainable landscape features, particularly the installation, establishment and long-term management of native species. This presentation will review the complexities of native plant establishment, give tips for plan and specification production, and will review completed successful projects as case studies. 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | 103DEF

Make a Splash with Container Gardens Kerstin Ouellet

Put some WOW into your container garden designs this season! Come and get inspired with some of the latest design ideas. Find out what's hot in plants and containers this year, and walk away with a cornucopia of ideas to

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make this your best container garden season yet! 2:00 PM – 4 PM | 211AB

Managing Aquatic Plants and Problems - Aquatics Recertification John Barten, Dick Osgood

Because aquatic systems by definition have adequate water, something will always grow when sunlight and nutrients are available. Management strategy needs to recognize this reality. Topics covered at this session include: • The essential elements of a successful aquatic pest management program • How to measure aquatic system volume • Pest identification • Define the magnitude of problems • Determine source of problem • Develop appropriate management strategy 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | 208

Target Field Turfgrass 20092013 Larry DiVito

This talk will include: • A summary will be provided of the selection of materials and process of the construction of Target Field. • Discussion of some of the maintenance challenges for a new field in a professional facility. • An overview of playability goals and maintenance practices used to meet the needs of athletes. • Equipment used and cultural practices of turfgrass maintenance to be discussed. • Special events other than baseball will be reviewed and challenges associated with events to be discussed.


Thursday Seminar Descriptions 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | 103ABC

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | 102DEF

The Future of the Independent Garden Center

Apps for the Green Industry Brandon Gallagher Watson

Kip Creel

Learn what consumers want and how you can shape your store to fit their needs. During this session, Creel will share insights from a focus group with Generation X and Y consumers and their ideas on what the future garden center should look like. The consumers were asked to envision a store that inspires them to create something new. The only other requirement was this space had to sell plants. Through a series of brainstorming exercises and the assistance of an illustrator, consumer participants created product, service, and merchandising concepts that can be incorporated into your business. This session is for owners, managers, merchandisers, or other independent garden center employees. 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM | 205

What Consumers Want in an Outdoor Room Ross Johnson

This session will review the most popular categories of the Outdoor Room: • What should be considered in the planning/design stages. • How to make sure the long term is considered as to landscaping. • How to determine product selection to fit consumer’s budget, space requirements, personal goals, décor preferences and more!

Smartphones and tablets are changing the way we interact and do business. Learn what apps can be useful for the science, productivity, and communication of the green industry. 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | 103ABC

Building the Next Gen Garden Center Kip Creel

Participate in a workshop that will give you concrete ideas on how to improve merchandising, along with ideas for new product and service offerings, based on real consumer feedback. Throughout this session I will take you through exercises that will help reinvigorate your garden center with fresh product, service, and merchandising ideas. This session builds upon the insights shared during “The Future of the Independent Garden Center” session. By focusing on actual consumer needs, we will identify actionable ideas that can be implemented in your own business. This session is for owners, managers, merchandisers, or other independent garden center employees. 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | 103DEF

Container Gardening Off the Beaten Path Kerstin Ouellet

Succulents, grasses, veggies...oh my! Take your container gardens beyond petunias and verbenas and create enticing designs that are off the beaten path. Pick up some great ideas on how to incorporate the unusual into container garden designs that impress and make your customers come back for more!

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Seminar Descriptions 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | 205

Creative Design Solutions for Retaining Walls Tim Huinker

Huinker will present several creative projects in which the designer or contractor used retaining walls to solve job site issues. In this course, attendees will learn creative ways to use walls on jobsites; analyze design methodology of fellow contractors; and identify form, function, texture, color and scale as they apply to retaining walls in a design. This course provides 1 credit of ICPI installer continuing education (to be submitted by the attendee). 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | 208

Modern Golf Course Irrigation Management Doug Soldat

In this talk ,we will discuss how to get the most out of the newest irrigation technology. Specifically, conducting soil moisture audits and scheduling irrigation based on soil moisture. We will discuss effective ways to document and communicate water conservation strategies in place at your course. 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM | 102ABC

The Science and Practical Applications Behind Tree Injection Don Booth

Pest pressure on trees is increasing due to new exotic invasives. As spraying trees becomes more difficult, other methods of applying pesticides gain in importance. Injecting trees requires specialized equipment and knowledge. The pests, the products and injection methods will be discussed.

Connect with Vendors Face-to-Face and All Year Round! Plants, pavers, parts, pots and plenty more... easy to find at the Northern Green Expo Vendor Directory. Access this year-round service at NorthernGreenExpo.org, MNLA.biz, and MTGF.org!


Seminar Descriptions

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 - GENERAL SESSIONS Speaker biographies can be found on NorthernGreenExpo.org

7:30 AM - 8:35 AM | 103ABC

8:35 AM - 9:30 AM | 103ABC

Best Performing Perennials for Zones 3 & 4

Minimizing Storm Damage to Trees

Mike Heger

Gary Johnson

With the constant influx of new perennials and the great attention focused on them, we often tend to neglect some of the "tried and true" plants. This session will include a bit of both, but the focus will be on perennials that have had a chance to prove their reliability in our northern landscapes. Culture, care and varietal selection will all be discussed.

The most common loading events in Minnesota - wind storms and ice storms appear to indiscriminately take out all trees in their paths. Not so. Many of the tree losses are predictable and preventable, and that's what this session is all about...minimizing the preventable damage in the future. 10:35 AM - 11:30 AM | 103DEF

7:30 AM - 8:35 AM | 103DEF

2013 Golf Course Year in Review

Experiences with Greenway Golf

Bob Vavrek

Jake Schmitz

This seminar will discuss OHGC's engagement of Greenway Golf's consulting services, reasons behind the implementation of their plan, results of the change in maintenance practices, and how it has influenced our maintenance practices going forward. 8:35 AM - 9:30 AM | 103DEF

Effective Management of White Grubs in Turf Chris Williamson

Attendees of this session will learn the most effective management strategies of white grubs. Participants will be afforded the latest information on white grub management options.

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Widespread winterkill and unseasonably cool spring weather that delayed the growth of turf by two to three weeks set the stage for a very challenging season at many Minnesota golf facilities. The cause and prevention of winter injury will be discussed, along with techniques to accelerate recovery. Shade, irrigation management and other factors that influence spring and summer health of turf are also part of the presentation. 10:35 AM - 11:30 AM | 102DEF

Rainwater Harvesting Fred Rozumalski

Stormwater running off hard surfaces like roofs, driveways and streets is a great asset that can be used in the landscape. This session discusses the sources, storage and distribution of stormwater for use in landscapes.


Friday General Session Seminar Descriptions 10:35 AM - 11:30 AM | 103ABC

Selecting the Best of Ornamental Grasses Mary Meyer

What's new and interesting in grasses? Join this session to find out what has been growing well in northern climates. A look at the new and best grasses for the upper midwest. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | 103DEF

Can Shrubs Really Be Pruned Properly in Most Urban Settings? Chris Romer

Unfortunately the answer is "no" far too often. This session will address proper shrub pruning with an "urban compromise." This session will take a real look at "proper" shrub pruning in a "speed dating / lightning round" format. After a quick review of shrub pruning theory, recommendatios will be given for the top 30 local shrubs in 1-2 minutes each. Buckle up! 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | 103ABC

The Cutting Edge in Hardy Landscape Roses David Zlesak

There are significant changes underway in the breeding, testing, production, and use of landscape roses. Spurred on by high consumer expectations, recent research, and creative innovation by industry to satisfy customers in a tight economy, there is much to look forward to in upcoming rose introductions. There is an increasing push to regional trialing and marketing of regionally superior cultivars and greater commitment than ever to roses with elevated disease resistance. The best of the new and soon to be released roses Zlesak and colleagues have obtained from leading rose nurseries and have been trialing in the Northern EarthKind速Observational Rose Trial will be highlighted.

Connect with Vendors Face-to-Face and All Year Round! Plants, pavers, parts, pots and plenty more... easy to find at the Northern Green Expo Vendor Directory. Access this year-round service at NorthernGreenExpo.org, MNLA.biz, and MTGF.org!


Seminar Descriptions

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 - Pesticide Recertification Speaker biographies can be found on NorthernGreenExpo.org.

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM | 200C-H

MDA General Session - Licensure & Certification Christine Wicks

Most pesticide applicators apply pesticides responsibly and comply with the law. To help applicators in this effort, Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will review the basics of pesticide applicator licensing, certification, recordkeeping, and posting turf applications. 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM | 200C-H

Pesticides and Pollinators

that opens has neonicotinyl insecticides in it. Every time an insect feeds on the pollen and nectar, the bee consumes the systemic insecticide. Systemic neonicotinyl insecticides (imidacloprid, clothianidin, dinotefuran, and thiamethoxam) are widely used due to low toxicity to human. At low doses neonicotinyl insecticides reduce bee foraging and nesting. We will discuss ways to manage pests in landscapes while conserving pollinators. 8:40 AM - 9:35 AM | 200C-H

What's in the Water?

Vera Krischik

Loretta Ortiz-Ribbing

Bees feed on pollen and nectar which results in pollination and the production of fruits and seeds. Both native bumblebees and managed honey bees have been in decline since neonicotinyl insecticides were registered in 1990. Loss of habitat, new pathogens, and lack of native plants for food also contribute to reduced bee health. Recent papers show that pesticide exposure to bees makes them more vulnerable to pathogens.

This presentation will give an overview of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's water monitoring program, what has been detected in urban water samples recently, and how those detections are interpreted.

The majority of insecticides are called contact insecticides as the insect, by walking on the leaf or eating the leaf, absorbs the insecticide from the surface of the plant for 1-3 weeks. A flower that opens after a contact insecticide is sprayed has no insecticide in the pollen and nectar. Systemic insecticides are much less common. Insecticides move from the soil to the leaves and pollen and nectar of the plant and can remain in the plant for a year. Every flower

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10:35 AM - 11:30 AM | 205

Arborist/Nursery: Insect Management Don Booth

Arborists and nurseryman face new pests from around the world. At the same time, the public demands organic insecticides that are safe for honey bees. New pests and how they can be managed will be discussed.


Friday Pesticide Recertification Seminar Descriptions 10:35 AM - 11:30 AM | 200C-H

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM | 200C-H

Greenhouse: Insect Management - Recent Insecticides and Tools

Safety Topic: Pesticides and Eye Protection Dean Herzfeld

Vera Krischik

New insecticides and tactics for managing sucking insects, mites, thrips, and fungus gnats will be discussed. Relevant web resources for learning about new issues and management tools will be reviewed. 10:35 AM - 11:30 AM | 208

Turf: Management of Nuisance Pests including Ants and Earthworms in Golf Course Turf

The latest information on how to protect your eyes when working with pesticides. Covered will be ways eyes can be harmed by pesticides, label (FIFRA) and OSHA eye protection requirements, eye protection options,eyewash stations, and other emergency response for pesticides in the eyes. 2:35 PM - 3:35 PM | 200C-H

Spray Application Technology Aaron Johnsen

Chris Williamson

Attendees of this session will learn the appropriate management strategies for ants and earthworms in golf course turf. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | 200C-H

Small Fleet Management and Inspection Preparedness

How do you maximize your chemical investment? By getting the most spray feasible on the target. In this session, you will learn about the factors that influence spray application and strategies to maximize spray coverage. The environment, chemicals and equipment will be the main focus of this talk.

Ed Carroll

Topics in this session will include: load securement, state laws, FMCSR rules and regulations, and CDL rules and regulations and how they tie in to the vehicles used in the landscape industry. Carroll will also cover roadside inspection do's and don'ts.

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