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2013

Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course

February 4-7 Marriott at City Center Newport News, VA


2013 Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course

Register using the form in back of this program booklet or online at www.mahsc.org. Questions and more information available at 757-523-4734 or info@vahort.org.

THE VIRGINIA HORTICULTURAL FOUNDATION BOARD

President: John Eberwine Vice Presidents: Bruce Leuthold Laurie Fox Jane McNicholas Secretary/Treasurer: Allyson Whalley Members at Large: Barbara Brawley Vicki Breslin Chuck Elstrodt John Salzman Wayne Sawyer David Wike Robin Williams Jewell Willis Cyndi Wyskiewicz

Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course Board

Chairman: Bruce Leuthold Education Coordinator: Dawn Alleman Administrative Consultant: Marla Nock Members at Large: Michael Andruczyk Michelli Booker Barbara Brawley Vicki Breslin George Dean Harry Delyannis John Eberwine Laurie Fox Mark Griffith Barry Kessler Dave Lawson Greg Lonergan Jane McNicholas Cathy Moffatt Les Parks Chad Peevy Diane Roselius John Salzman Lynnette Swanson Allyson Whalley Jay Wolford

The 2013 Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course Produced by The Virginia Horticultural Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. PO Box 64446 Virginia Beach, VA 23467 757-523-4734 www.vahort.org www.mahsc.org

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While you’re at MAHSC ...

Hotel and Location Information

SuperBowl Sunday!

The Newport News Marriott at City Center hosts our 2013 event and is central to all of the Mid-Atlantic region. This modern facility provides 25,000 sq. ft. of meeting room space; affordable lodging; fitness center, hot tub and pool under the same roof; a variety of restaurants and shops in walking distance; and proximity to historic Yorktown and Williamsburg. Enjoy ample, free parking in a covered deck, truck and trailer outdoor parking, lunch options at Rockefeller’s buffet or affordable ala carte choices, all in a pedestrianfriendly environment.

That’s right, it’s the most popular TV event of the year! Join us in the Marriott lounge to watch the game, the commercials, and help us monitor the quality of turf on the playing field. Open and Fun.

Book Shop & Author Signings Lunch Hour Daily

Expand your library with a great selection of reference, reading and coffee table books. Many speakers are authors—check the schedule for your favorite author’s appearance.

Lunch & Learns Lunch Hour Daily

Earn additional CEUs by attending our new “Lunch & Learns.” Topics appeal to all green industry professionals—see daily schedules. Register for prepared lunches ($25 each day).

VSLD's Social Monday 4:45 - 6:00 PM

Network with fellow designers and LAs at this VSLD member recruitment event. (Free)

Evening Workshop: Grafting Monday 5:00 - 9:00 PM Learn and practice grafting woody, ornamental plants. Rootstock, scion material and supplies provided- including grafting knives and first aid. $50. Limit 18.

Monday Movie Night Monday 7:00 PM

Caddyshack, a 1980 classic with Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, a gopher, and some music you almost forgot. 98 minutes of what the Amazon reviewer calls “A purely tasteless, moronic, guilty pleasure.” Rated R. (Free popcorn.)

Evening Workshop: Bonsai Tuesday 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Bonsai, an ancient and learned art. Craft and take home your own specimen. $50. LIMIT 10.

Horticulture Skills in Spanish Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Dia de Habilidad en Horticultura en Español ¡No gringos, por favor! Topics taught by Spanish speakers working in our industry. Each hort topic is followed by hands-on-activities: • Basic Botany • Woody Plant Pruning • Chemical Safety

• Basic Equipment Maintenance • Turfgrass ID and Installation • Winter Weeds

Address & Directions: 740 Town Center Drive Newport News, VA 23606 From Richmond take I-64 exit 256A From Norfolk /Suffolk take I-64 exit 258A Discounted Room Rates (thru Jan.15, 2013): $85 plus state and local taxes. Mention “MAHSC” Hotel Reservations: Call: 757-873-9299 or 866-329-1758. Click: www.mahsc.org. Look at the bottom right of the page for a link directly to Marriott reservation. Parking: Free in deck, outdoor truck and trailer spaces on-site.

Marketing and cover design courtesy of Lancaster Farms. MAHSC photographs courtesy of Perry Mathewes. Program published annually. Printed December 2012. Issue No. 7.

The Virginia Horticultural Foundation & the Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course use recycled paper for our printed materials. Our conference location, the Marriott at City Center, is certified as a Virginia Green Lodging hotel by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. If you have suggestions for making our events more environmentally friendly, please let us know on your MAHSC survey or by e-mailing info@vahort.org. Thanks.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Keynote & Capstone Speakers FEBRUARY 4

.......................... Class Tracks & CEUs

Monday 8:00 AM

What Nature Teaches Us – The Science of Biomimicry A pine-cone. Opens and shuts in response to weather. Protects its seeds then releases them. How does this simple yet elegant structure do what it does? Biomimicry is learning from and then emulating natural forms, processes, and ecosystems to create more sustainable designs. It’s studying a leaf to invent a better solar cell or a coral reef to make a resilient company. The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with: energy, food production, climate control, benign chemistry, transportation, collaboration, and more. Mimicking these earth-savvy designs can help humans leapfrog to technologies that sip energy, shave material use, reject toxins, and work as a system to create conditions conducive to life. How can fungal fairy rings improve our city’s neighborhoods? Learn how nature has engineered our world, learn how to observe and be inspired by it. Mr. Rovalo studies these natural forms and injects their genius into our lives. We touch leaves, branches, tree bark, straw, soil, living systems every day. Will we look at things differently now? Will we be inspired by nature’s grand design?

Juan Rovalo - Certified Biomimicry Professional, Principal, TOA

Biologist and Certified Biomimicry Professional, Juan Rovalo, founded Taller de Operaciones Ambientales (TOA) in 2005, a multi-disciplinary collaborative offering environmental design and innovation services. Juan has been featured in Fast Company applying biomimicry to the concept of ecodistricts for city planning (Biomimicry Challenge: TOA Uses Fungi to Reimagine Sustainable Neighborhoods). He designed a biomimicry exhibit for the Asteroide B612 Diseno regenerativo y balances ambientales exhibit at the Modern Art Museum in Mexico City that was experienced by over 50,000 visitors. Juan also collaborates with a forward-thinking team of educators at Universidad del Medio Ambiente (UMA) in the design of their forthcoming Masters of Sustainability curriculum.

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

FEBRUARY 6

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......................... Tuesday Classes

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......................... Wednesday Classes

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......................... Schedule at a Glance

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......................... Wednesday & Thursday Classes

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......................... Pesticide programs

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Wednesday 2:00 PM

Plants and the Evolution of Public Space

A lot is being asked of public space today. Public space is tapped to spur real estate development; lure tourists; move people to & from in more sustainable manners; and create a sense of place in an increasingly homogenized urban landscape. Public space is even being used to help feed a city’s citizenry within the growing boundaries of food deserts. Today the role of public space in cities and towns has evolved into a bevy of strategies to make healthier, richer, more sustainable communities. What are the most important components in public space? Plants. From their role in helping cement Chicago’s reputation as the greenest city in America to repairing a New York City neighborhood while simultaneously creating one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Big Apple- the newly renovated High Line, plants are proving to be a municipality’s most sound investment. Please join acclaimed urban designer and author Darrin Nordahl, as he outlines the evolution of public space in America, and the vital role plants play. How will your hometown grow?

Darrin Nordahl - Urban Designer

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......................... Certifications & Testing Info

Darrin Nordahl is a dynamic speaker and writer on issues of food, public transit, and city design. His books have been featured in a wide media continuum, from The American Conservative to Jezebel, the sex, fashion, and gossip website for women. Schooled in California but having lived much of his professional life in Iowa, Darrin's work is best described as a mélange of “Left Coast” idealism and Midwest pragmatism. He speaks to audiences across North America, showcasing how innovative urban concepts—like growing food in public spaces or making transit fun—can enrich city life. He reasons that thoughtful design of city spaces help improve the quality of the environment, our health, and our social connections, bettering both the individual and society.

......................... Advanced Crew Manager & Crew Manager Programs

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......................... Speaker Directory

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......................... Scholarships & Educational Partners

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......................... Sponsor Listing

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......................... T-Shirt Information

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......................... Registration Form

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CEUs 1 = ISA: A,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

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Class Tracks & CEUs Look for these color-coded buttons throughout this booklet to easily recognize the MAHSC class tracks.

 Arboriculture Pest updates, theories and skills for veteran climbers, ground crew, foresters & tree huggers  Business & Management Topics to help manage the business & its people: all with an eye to the future H Horticulture skills The art and science of horticulture, topics progress from basic to advanced during the week  Landscape Architecture & Design For commercial, municipal and residential development and designs  Landscape Management Ornamental, turf and aquatic topics by experts from industry and universities  Plants & Production Production techniques, industry trends and new introductions

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Submittal Instructions

Professional certifications are integral to the educational mission of The Virginia Horticultural Foundation. The Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course strives to fulfill as many continuing education requirements as possible so our attendees can make the most of their professional training dollars. The following green industry organizations approve all or portions of the MAHSC schedule for continuing educational credit. At the time of printing this booklet, all credits may not be finalized; these are listed as “Pending.” Check mahsc.org for approvals under the CEUs tab or call 757-523-4734 to have a current list sent to you.

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) LA = approved Professional Development Hour Obtain ASLA LACES Approval Sheet from MAHSC registration desk, have each class “stamped” and RETURN to MAHSC registration desk; MAHSC must submit your professional development hours to ASLA. We can make a photocopy for your records. Crew Manager & Advanced Crew Manager

(The Virginia Horticultural Foundation) Policy for 2013! Any class hour = 1 CEU. Use the CEU form in MAHSC registration packet, complete each class code and “stamp” to verify attendance, copy the completed CEU form, keep one for your records. Submit to MAHSC registration desk if not needed for other CEU organizations.

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Pending

Awards education points for each full day of attendance. Use education point affidavit and submit with event code yourself online. Event code will be provided in MAHSC registration packet. Monday = ? points for day; Tuesday = ? points for day; Wednesday = ? points for day; Thursday = ? points for day

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

ISA = Category-specific CEUs A = Arborist; U = Utility; M = Municipal; C = Tree Worker Climber Specialist; Bs = Board Master Science; Bp = Board Master Practice; Bm = Board Master Management Sign the ISA attendance sheets after each approved class; you must have your ISA number.

Irrigation Association (IA)

IRR Tier 1 or Tier 3 approvals. Obtain IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION Approval Sheet from MAHSC registration, submit your own credits online at www.irrigation.org.

Landscape Industry Certified (PLANET) Any class hour = 1 CEU. Submit individually using the PLANET Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Submission Form (available at LandcareNetwork.org under the ‘Certification’ tab, ‘Recertification’ subheading).

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 Society of American Foresters

SAF = approved CFE in category: 1-CF or category 2 Sign the SAF attendance sheets after each approved class; you must have your Certification, SAF and Forester License Registration numbers.

North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects Pending Submit individually using the Continuing Education Activity Approval Form found at ncbola.org under the ‘forms’ tab.

Virginia Certified Horticulturist & Advanced Certified Horticulturist

(VNLA or certified nurseryman from other states) Any class hour = 1 CEU. Use the CEU form provided in MAHSC registration packet, complete each class code and “stamp” to verify attendance, make a copy of the completed CEU form for your personal records and submit the original to VNLA as instructed. Most states accept MAHSC classes for recertification CEUs; verify with your state association first.

Virginia Nutrient Management Certified Planners

(VA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation) DCR = Nutrient Management Program Obtain a VA DCR Approval Sheet from MAHSC registration or DCR exhibit table, have each class “stamped” and submit by mail.

Virginia Registered Landscape Architects (VA DPOR)

Any class hour = 1 CEU. Use the CEU form provided in MAHSC registration packet, complete each class code and “stamp” to verify attendance, make a copy of the completed CEU form for your personal records and file the original with VA DPOR as instructed.

Virginia Society of Landscape Designers (VSLD) Any class hour = 1 CEU. Use the CEU form provided in MAHSC registration packet, complete each class code and “stamp” to verify attendance, make a copy of the completed CEU form your personal records and submit the original to VSLD as instructed.


Industry Certifications & Testing Register directly with certification agencies by January 11 to ensure that fees and testing approval are received in time.

FEBRUARY 4

Monday 6:00 - 9:00 PM Virginia Certified Horticulturist & Advanced Certified Horticulturist

• Register at www.vnla.org, call 800-476-0055 or e-mail VCH@vnla.org. Order manual from VNLA. • Select VCH or AVCH on your MAHSC registration form.

FEBRUARY 5

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM Advanced Crew Manager

• Be a Crew Manager in good-standing for at least 2 years. • Attend certification training on this day, no testing required.

FEBRUARY 8

Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Exam

• Apply at isa-arbor.com, call 217-355-9411 or email cert@isa-arbor.com. • Select ISA-EXAM on your MAHSC registration form.

Landscape Industry Certified (planet)

These certifications were formerly known as: CLP, CLT-Interior, COLP and CTP-CSL. • Information, manuals and registration are available at landcarenetwork.org. • Call 800-395-2522 or send an e-mail to certification@landcarenetwork.org. • Select PLANET on your MAHSC registration form.

Irrigation Association (IA) • Apply at irrigation.org, call 703-536-7080 or email certification@irrigation.org. • Select IA on your MAHSC registration form. 12:15 - 2:00 PM Crew Manager

• Attend two day training on Tuesday & Wednesday. • Select CM on the MAHSC registration form, no additional fee required for exam. • Achieve passing grade on exam.

Pesticide Certification Review & Testing Register directly with certification agencies by January 11 to ensure that fees and testing approval are received in time.

Pesticide Certification Review (VA Only) February 6 or 7 (see page 18 for detailed schedule)

Wednesday: Ornamentals (3A) and Turfgrass (3B) Thursday: CORE (60 – Registered Technician) or Private (90 or 91) For best results, purchase manuals and study before attending review sessions.

FEBRUARY 8

Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Virginia Pesticide Private Applicators (category definitions and registration info on page 18) • Select Private 90, 91 on MAHSC registration form. No pre-approval required from any state agency. • Bring a photo ID, calculator and pencil to exam on Friday. Virginia Pesticide Commercial Applicators (category definitions and registration info on page 18) • Select CORE, 2, 3A, 3B, 5A, 6, 10, 60 on MAHSC registration. • Register with VDACS (see page 18 for specific instructions) • On test day, bring VDACS authorization letter, current photo ID, calculator and pencil. No FAX is available—you must have your VDACS approval letter in hand.

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Monday, February 4th  Arboriculture  Business & Management H Horticulture Skills  Landscape Architecture & Design  Landscape Management  Plants & Production 8:00 AM WELCOME

9:30 - 10:30 am Class Choices

Bruce Leuthold, Chairman, MAHSC

Maria Zampini, President, UpShoot, LLC Learn from a second generation industry innovator what’s hot in gardens to come. Growers and breeders are introducing exciting new plants every year. Meet the newest plant celebrities on the Plant Fashion runway & learn how to integrate these prodigies with costars and legends to make combinations that steal the show.

Announcement of 2013 Scholarship Winners 8:15 - 9:15 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS

What Nature Teaches Us – The Science of Biomimicry (K1)

Juan Rovalo, Certified Biomimicry Specialist, Principal, TOA, Mexico City, Mexico A pine-cone. Opens and shuts in response to weather. Protects its seeds then releases them. How does this simple yet elegant structure do what it does? Biomimicry is learning from and then emulating natural forms, processes, and ecosystems to create more sustainable designs. It’s studying a leaf to invent a better solar cell or a coral reef to make a resilient company. The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with: energy, food production, climate control, benign chemistry, transportation, collaboration, and more. Mimicking these earth-savvy designs can help humans leapfrog to technologies that sip energy, shave material use, reject toxins, and work as a system to create conditions conducive to life. How can fungal fairy rings improve our city’s neighborhoods? Learn how nature has engineered our world, learn how to observe and be inspired by it. Mr. Rovalo studies these natural forms and injects their genius into our lives. We touch leaves, branches, tree bark, straw, soil, living systems every day. Will we look at things differently now? Will we be inspired by nature’s grand design? CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

9:15 - 9:30 am BREAK Refreshments sponsored by 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Workshop Includes breaks and lunch as scheduled by instructor.

Landscape Drainage Design (IRR)

Ted Moriarty, CIC, CID, CLIA, Instructor, Irrigation Association Improve landscape drainage design with this class for manufacturers, distributors and contractors. Topics include design criteria, slope, soils, runoff, drainage products, and surface and subsurface methods. FEE $110 includes lunch and Irrigation Association manual. LIMIT 25.

CEUs 6 = IRR: Tier 1 / ISA: A,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

Workshop presented by

New Plant Divas for the Landscape (D01) D

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,Bp / LA:HSW

Get Down and Dirty with Soils (H01) H

Dan Nortman, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Learn how soil type, pH, and organic matter influence the health and vigor of landscape plants.

CEUs 1 = DCR / IRR: Tier 3(0.25) / ISA: A,C,M,Bs / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

Top 10 Landscape Pests – Simply Squash ‘Em? (L01) L Daniel A. Potter, Professor, University of Kentucky This session covers diagnosis and control of borers (including emerald ash borer), scale insects, mites, Japanese beetles, bagworms, lace bugs—all key insect pests. Hear updates on insecticides and non-chemical control strategies for control without harming bees and other beneficial insects. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

Beyond the Disease Triangle (P01) P

Adria Bordas, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension The disease triangle is one of the first concepts of intro plant pathology courses. The ’triangle’ often reappears in higher level classes as a fundamental principle in why plant diseases develop. We discuss factors that contribute to some of the most common diseases of the Mid-Atlantic region. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

Social Marketing and Media for Your Business (B01) B Stefan Rosenberg, President, Insight Marketing Solutions Tools for social media are at your fingertips, but can your green thumbs pluck them into greenbacks? A guide into a marketing plan right for your landscaping business. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,Bm / LA / SAF: 2

Better Red Than Dead – How Anthocyanins Protect Plants from Stress (AA01) A

Linda Chalker-Scott, Professor, Extension Urban Horticulturist, Washington State University Anthocyanins—the red, blue and purple plant pigments—are aesthetically striking, but their presence in leaves makes photosynthesis less efficient. This seminar will explore the various reasons why leaves turn red, and why anthocyanins might just save a plant's life. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

Tree Identification: Why it Matters (AB01) A

Kristina Bezanson, Assistant Professor, Tidewater Community College Tree identification is one of the most important aspects of arboriculture. However, it is one of the most failed topics on certification exams. What is at stake if we misidentify a tree? Taxonomy, using plant keys, and several tree species are discussed.

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / SAF: 1-CF

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Monday, February 4th  Arboriculture  Business & Management H Horticulture Skills  Landscape Architecture & Design  Landscape Management  Plants & Production 10:30 - 10:45 am BREAK 10:45 -11:45 am Class Choices

Historic Perennials & Annuals (D02) D

Perry Mathewes, Education Manager, Norfolk Botanical Garden Bear’s Breeches, Rue, Cockscomb. Staples of the garden for hundreds of years. Learn the historical significance of these blooms, why they were planted and if they’re the same plants we use today. CEUs 1 = LA:HSW

Turfgrass Tips for Great Lawns (H02) H

Keith Starke, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Every dog, kid and dad wants a great looking lawn & max curb appeal. What’s the secret? A primer on cool and warm season grasses, how to get the roots growing down and how to keep the blades looking green. CEUs 1 = DCR / SAF: 2

Managing Turf Insect Pests – It’s Getting Easier to Be Green (L02) L

Daniel A. Potter, Professor, University of Kentucky Biology, diagnosis, and control of turf insect pests including grubs, billbugs, caterpillars, nuisance pests, and others; updates on reduced risk insecticides and non-chemical controls, and how to control pests without harming bees and other beneficial insects. CEUs 1 = LA:HSW / SAF: 2

Along the Azalea Trail (P02) P

Buddy Lee, Director of Plant Innovations, PDSI Azaleas are a classic, but when did they first come to North America? Learn more about the historical origins of evergreen azaleas in the gardens of North America, plus hear about the species and hybrids most widely used on the market today. Don’t miss proper planting and care tips to help you achieve healthy beautiful azaleas for years. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bp / LA:HSW

Promoting Gardening is Good Business (B02) B

Diane Blazek, All-America Selections, National Garden Bureau There are so many great things about gardening but how can you find time to promote them? This session details some National Garden Bureau programs that help you promote your products without using your time or your money. CEUs 1 = LA

Oh, That Old Chestnut! (AA02) A

11:45 am SILENT AUCTION OPEN (Bidding runs through Wednesday 12:45 PM) 11:45 am - 1:00 pm LUNCH on your own or 11:55 AM - 12:55 PM Lunch & Learn ($25 fee includes lunch. LIMIT 40)

Using QB Strategically for Profits, Marketing & Niches (LLM)

Monica Mitchell Muir, Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor, Muir & Associates, LLC 5 STEPS TO USING QUICKBOOKS STRATEGICALLY TO HELP YOU INCREASE YOUR PROFITABILITY In this session, discover ways to use features in QuickBooks you never thought about, or understood, that can help you market smarter, get work done faster, and analyze smarter. Such as: • Common costly mistakes for each step • Set up and tracking of metrics to help you market smarter • Tips on streamlining workflow • Custom reports to help you analyze your profitability better and faster

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,Bm / SAF: 2

1:00 - 2:00 pm Class Choices

How Plants Survive in Urban Environments: Understanding Plants & Water (D03) D

Linda Chalker-Scott, Professor, Extension Urban Horticulturist, Washington State University The landscape underground remains a mystery to most of us, yet this is where plants, soils and water interconnect. This seminar will explain the interactions among soils, water, and roots, which allows us to predict environmental drought and correct drought caused by poor landscape management. CEUs 1 = DCR / ISA: A,C,M,Bs / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

Basic Botany: What a Horticulturist Needs to Know About Plant Parts (H03) H

Linda MK Johnson, Assistant Professor, Chatham University Discover what green thumbs need to know about plant parts and their arrangement. Learn plant morphology (their large scale structure) as well as plant anatomy (their smaller scale structure). CEUs 1 = DCR / ISA: A,C,M,Bs / SAF: 2

Harmony Dalgleish, Assistant Professor, The College of William and Mary American Chestnuts were the majesties of our eastern woodlands. What happened to this royal bloodline? What are modern day plant breeders and foresters doing to re-establish the monarchy? Find out what fresh genetics and a broad range plan are doing to get this native king of our wild places back on the throne. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,M,Bs / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

Woody Plant Nutrition Primer (AB02) A

Helen Kraus, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University Plants need balanced nutrition—just like we do. This session looks at plant nutrients and the best methods of supplying them to woody plants. CEUs 1 = DCR / ISA: A,C,M,Bp / SAF: 1-CF

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Monday, February 4th  Arboriculture  Business & Management H Horticulture Skills  Landscape Architecture & Design  Landscape Management  Plants & Production 1:00 - 2:00 pm Class Choices (continued)

Cashing In on Conservation – Add Sustainable Services & Installs (L03) L

Shereen Hughes, Assistant Director, Wetlands Watch John McLeod, River Star Homes Program Manager, Elizabeth River Project Sustainable landscaping practices are promoted by many different government programs, watershed groups, native plant societies, wildlife and habitat conservation groups, stormwater professionals, etc. as solutions to restoring clean waters, stopping erosion, restoring habitat, increasing urban forests, and reducing energy. Within the next 15 years, the demand for sustainable products and services will increase significantly. Are you ready? CEUs 1 = ISA: A,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

Momijii Madness (P03) P

Brian Upchurch, Owner, Highland Creek Nursery With nearly 2000 Japanese Maples available in the trade today, discover the best performers in both the nursery and in the landscape. Emphasis is on the best new cultivars, upright and dwarf selections for the modern landscape, and reviewing the proven performers of the past. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,U,C,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

Understanding Plant Patents & Trademarks (B03) B

Maria Zampini, President, UpShoot, LLC Our new plant introduction guru walks you through the timeline of how new plants are developed and produced. She explains how these unique genetics are protected through intellectual property investments such as plant patents and trademarks and what that branding means to grower, retailers and landscapers. Put your snips away—no sneaking cuttings! CEUs 1 = LA / SAF: 2

VA’s Most Wanted: Tree Pests (AA03) A

Debra Martin, Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey & Nursery Program Coordinator, VDACS Office of Plant Industry Services Focus on the regulated pests (EAB, ALB, TCD, GM, SOD) on Virginia’s watch list, dealing with them in VA—life cycles, symptoms and signs of problem and management options. Includes information on quarantines, what they mean, how they’re implemented and possible consequences for violating quarantines. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bp / SAF: 1-CF

Pre-Climb Inspections (AB03) A

Rob Springer, Safety & Training Coordinator, Bartlett Tree Experts As Arborists, many of us grab our gear and start ascending the tree, but did we inspect the tree first for defects? What are some of the defects and hazards we should be looking for before we begin our climb? Recon keeps you safe. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,U,C,M,Bm / SAF: 2

2:00 - 2:15 pm BREAK

2:15 - 3:15 pm Class Choices Rain Gardens Done Right (D04) D Helen Kraus, Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University Rain gardens remove pollutants from urban storm water runoff and are an integral part of a water-wise landscape. They also are beautiful additions to a landscape—if done right. This session examines the construction, design, and plant selection concepts needed to succeed with a rain garden. CEUs 1 = DCR / ISA: A,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

Basic Botany: What a Horticulturist Needs to Know – How Plants Work (H04) H

Linda MK Johnson, Assistant Professor, Chatham University Discover what green thumbs need to know about the function of plant parts. Learn plant physiology (how parts function) as it relates to how plants are assembled. Understand the link between function and plant health and vigor. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / SAF: 2

Scouting Pests: The Usual & Unusual Suspects (L04) L Adria Bordas, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension. Scouting in the landscape requires a keen eye. Exotic pests are showing up where you may expect and sometimes where you would least expect. Discover scouting techniques you need while learning about common and exotic pests. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / SAF: 1-CF

Growing Hellebores for Profit (P04) P

Richard & Judith Tyler, Owners, Pine Knot Farms Christmas Rose. Lenten Rose. They’re not actually roses at all— they’re better. A true plantsman grows and sells these winter bloomers. Hear a nurseryman’s overview with production tips and new income ideas for trade shows and plant conventions.

Keys to Better Job Costing with QuickBooks (B04) B Monica Mitchell Muir, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Muir & Associates, LLC Learn some of the essentials to smarter job costing—common crucial job cost mistakes, essential tips for setup, power tips that streamline estimating and invoicing, tracking job expenses and labor costs, and suggestions for better reporting. QB documents your money, but it is also a tool to help you make more. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,Bm / LA / SAF: 2

Longleaf Pines – Growing, Planting and Restoring the Native Forest (AA04) A

Billy Apperson, Longleaf Pine Specialist, VA Dept. of Forestry Travel to the “Apperson Forest” here in southeastern VA, and what will you see? Longleaf pines, of course. This native impacted our ecosystems, our economy and our history. Hear about nursery production to re-establish this towering native in our forests. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,M,Bs / LA / SAF: 1-CF

Woody Plant ID: Shrubs You Should Know & How They Grow (AB04) A

Marcus Jones, Greenhouse Conservator, Old Dominion University Landscapes grow many woody treasures. Learn the tips, tricks and botanical clues to help you identify the top shrubs out there. Learn some Latin and how to quickly ID and care for common shrubs. CEUs 1 = DCR / ISA: A,C,M,Bs / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

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Monday, February 4th  Arboriculture  Business & Management H Horticulture Skills  Landscape Architecture & Design  Landscape Management  Plants & Production 3:15 - 3:30 pm BREAK

EVENING EVENTS

3:30 - 4:30 pm Class Choices

5:00 - 9:00 pm Workshop

Sarah Ashton, Educational Program Coordinator, Southern Regional Extension Forestry, University of Georgia Be a cyber-tree-hugger from the comfort of your desk, and your proposals for urban landscapes and redevelopments will improve. This presentation will highlight a suite of interactive, online educational resources designed specifically for allied professionals to urban forestry.

Grafting: Procedure + Practice (GT) Brian Upchurch, Owner, Highland Creek Nursery This hands-on workshop covers all aspects of grafting woody, ornamental plants; theory, rootstock, stock plants, techniques and procedures, and aftercare. Learn and practice using rootstock, scion material and supplies provided. You’ll come away with knowledge, skills and your own grafting knife to get going at home. Bandages & first aid available, but hopefully not necessary. FEE $50 includes plants, notes + grafting knife (right-handed only). LIMIT 18.

Tools for Integrating Trees into Urban Spaces (D05) D

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,M,Bp / LA / SAF: 1-CF

Sex in the 18th Century Garden (H05) H

Perry Mathewes, Education Manager, Norfolk Botanical Garden Who was doing what amongst the foliage back then? The first botanists were naming names and trying to make sense of the plants In our world. Learn about the development of Linnaean classification system and nomenclature and understand where Latin plant names come from. We still use them centuries later.

CEUs 4 = ISA: A,Bs / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,Bs / LA / SAF: 2

Natural and Synthetic Pesticides Safety, Efficacy, and Smart Choices (L05) L

Linda Chalker-Scott, Professor, Extension Urban Horticulturist, Washington State University We want to be environmentally responsible—but we also don’t want aphids or slugs or other garden pests. This seminar will explain how readily available botanical and other natural pesticides work and whether they are any more effective, or safer, than conventional synthetic pesticides. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,U,C,M,Bp / SAF: 2

Secret Life of Plants (P05) P

Buddy Lee, Director of Plant Innovations, PDSI New plant varieties have become the “rage” in horticulture. Learn more about the basic techniques and processes of creating new and desirable plant varieties. Follow along as these new plants emerge from a tiny seed or a “sport” to become improved and highly sought-after varieties. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

Understanding Underperformers (B05) B

Bernie Erven, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University Underperformers are those employees who neither thrive in their work nor perform badly enough to be terminated. This topic includes 14 possible causes of underperformance, the failure of simple solutions to the problem and a five-step practical process for addressing the problem.

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Certification Testing: Virginia Certified Horticulturist & Advanced Certified Horticulturist See page 3 for information.

7:00 – ?

Movie night Caddyshack

A classic - centered around turfgrass maintenance, pest control, and human nature! Join us for this fun film and free popcorn. CEUs = 2 FUN

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,Bm / LA / SAF: 2

Get Up, Set-Up and Get Out Safely! (A01) A

Donald F. Blair, President, Sierra Moreno Mercantile Company, Inc. Learn how planning and preperation can ensure that the job is performed safely and efficiently—from the sale, the start of the work, to the last scoopful of sawdust. Don is uniquely qualified to help you safely wring the most out of a job. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,Bp / SAF: 2

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Tuesday, February 5th  Arboriculture  Business & Management H Horticulture Skills  Landscape Architecture & Design  Landscape Management  Plants & Production 8:00 AM - 4:15 pm All Day Workshop

Advanced Crew Manager Certification (ACM) See page 20 for full program. Crew Manager Certification Training (CMT) See page 21 for full program. 8:00 AM - 4:15 pm OFF SITE TOUR

Tree Nursery Forestry Tour (NFT) FEE $50 includes lunch, refreshments and transportation. LIMIT 40. 8:00 am Meet in Rotunda, Introductions & paperwork. All tour participants must travel with the group on the hired bus. Be prepared to provide emergency contact information; it is our safety policy. 9:30 am Native Plants of the Zuni Pine Barrens & Their Potential as Landscape Plants Lytton John Musselman, Professor of Botany, Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University Blackwater Ecologic Preserve: Union Camp Corporation (now International Paper) gave 319 acres near Zuni, Virginia, to Old Dominion University in 1984. Dr. Musselman established the preserve as the Blackwater Ecologic Preserve. It is of immeasurable ecological value as the northernmost stand of Longleaf pine and associated rare communities. The Commonwealth purchased 400 acres of contiguous property expanding the holding to over 1, 000 acres. Together, these two tracts are being managed and restored as the Zuni Pine Barrens. 11:00 am Pine Barren Natives in Summer Lytton John Musselman, Professor of Botany, Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University See the potential glory of these natives during their best season. The bright pictures will warm you to their landscape and garden potential, and warm you up for lunch. 11:45 AM LUNCH at Virginia Diner (Included)

1:30 PM Garland Gray: Loblolly Pine Commercial Nursery Tour Dean Loudermilk, Nursery Supervisor Dwight Stallard, Nursery Manager Justin Funk, Assistant Nursery Manager Garland Gray produces all the loblolly pine seedlings for the Virginia Department of Forestry. Annually that’s an average of 23 million trees to reforest harvested timber lands. Nursery staff take you on a tour of the growing beds and the fields with discussion of pest control, watering regimes, nutrient management and harvesting. The facility will be in full swing on the visit—quality control, packaging and storing will be seen and discussed. Hear about VDOF’s other production nurseries in the region; they produce hardwood and conifer seedings for reforestation or Christmas tree production. Longleaf Pine Propagation Techniques and Demonstration Billy Apperson, Longleaf Pine Specialist, VA Depart. of Forestry Hear from our Virginia, maybe even the world, expert in grafting longleaf pine trees! Billy developed successful techniques for grafting mature longleaf scion wood onto root stocks to develop a commercial seed production nursery. Hear VDOF’s efforts to produce a commercially viable supply of longleaf pine trees produced from Virginia genetic material for reforestation. 4:15 pm arrive at Marriott CEUs = ISA: A,Bs (4.25) M (3.5) C (2) / SAF: 1-CF (3.5) 2 (0.5)

Workshop supported by

8:00 - 9:00 am Class Choices

8:00 - 9:00 am Class Choices (continued)

Linda Chalker-Scott, Professor, Extension Urban Horticulturist, Washington State University This seminar discusses typical urban site conditions, which provide the basis for proper plant selection and siting. Next, you’ll learn how to select quality plant material and prepare it for urban survival as well as the best installation and management practices.

Adria Bordas, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension The basics of plant diagnostics. Join this discussion of proper techniques, what to look for in the field and what questions to ask to lead you toward diagnosis, management and treatment of the problem. It's elementary!

Right Plant / Right Place: Abiotic Approach (D06) D

CEUs 1 = DCR / ISA: A,U,C,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

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Sherlock Palms: Plant Diagnostic Detective (H06) H

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Tuesday, February 5th  Arboriculture  Business & Management H Horticulture Skills  Landscape Architecture & Design  Landscape Management  Plants & Production 8:00 - 9:00 am Class Choices (continued) TURFGRASS TUESDAY -------------------------------------------

Sprinkler Scheduling & Efficiency for Turf Health

(L06) L David Evers, CIC, Sales Manager, Hunter Industries Inc. This session provides a concise explanation of proper irrigation scheduling based on soil and turf type. Learn to conserve the most water while ensuring your plants remain healthy. CEUs 1 = IRR: Tier 1 / SAF: 2

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All-America Selections, Past, Present & Future (P06) P Diane Blazek, All-America Selections, National Garden Bureau All-America Selections has just celebrated their 80th anniversary and are launching several new initiatives, all designed to make AAS Winners more relevant, more well-known and in the end, help you sell more product that's guaranteed to help consumers be more successful gardeners. CEUs 1 = LA:HSW

We Warned You: EAB, WTB & IFA Are Here! (A02) A

Eric Day, Manager, Insect ID Lab, VA Tech, Dept. of Entomology For many years these beasties have been encroaching on our borders. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Learn about EAB (Emerald Ash Borer), WTB (Walnut Twig Beetle), and last but not least, the onerous IFA (Imported Fire Ant), if you haven’t come across that one already. Now that these insect pests are officially in Virginia, what are the implications for our industry? CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / SAF: 1-CF

9:00 - 9: 15 Am BREAK 9:15 - 11: 30 Am Workshop CHOICES

Antsy About ANSI? New Tree Maintenance Standards & You (A03) A

Donald F. Blair, President, Sierra Moreno Mercantile Company, Inc. Rob Springer, Safety & Training Coordinator, Bartlett Tree Experts Get in-depth information from two top ANSI A300 Standards experts. Find out what is critically important, why they were written and how to implement them as standard practice every day. CEUs 2.25 = ISA: A,U,C,M,Bm / LA:HSW / SAF: 2 (2 only)

Woody Plant Propagation Workshop (WP1)

Brian Upchurch, Owner, Highland Creek Nursery This workshop introduces different plant propagation methods of rooted cuttings, grafting, seed propagation, and tissue culture. It will then take an in-depth, hands-on look at the primary method of modern woody plant propagation by rooting cuttings. Learn about timing, stock plants, media, hormones, and mist systems. LIMIT 20. Repeated Tuesday afternoon.

9:15 - 10:15 am CLASS CHOICES

Superior Plants for Southern Gardens (D07) D

Buddy Lee, Director of Plant Innovations, PDSI Gardening is a Southern tradition. Gardenias, crepe myrtles and azaleas have successfully served as the backbone of the gardens for many years. The “new plant craze” has brought an onslaught of new and/or improved plant varieties to the market. Let’s review some new varieties that have performed well for the Southern gardener. CEUs 1 = DCR / ISA: A,M,Bs / LA:HSW

Bug Basics (H07) H

Dan Nortman, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Did you know that 99% of insect species are beneficial? Learn practical ID and how to handle damage after the bugs are gone. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / SAF: 2

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Managing High Traffic Turf Areas (L07) L

Bradley Park, Sports Turf Research & Education, Rutgers University A common problem facing sports field and grounds managers is contending with overuse of turfgrass areas, most notably sports fields. This talk explores practical methods of improving and maintaining turf cover on these difficult to manage locations. CEUs 1 = DCR / SAF: 2

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Irrigation in Nursery Tree Production (P07) P

Donna Fare, Research Horticulturist, US National Arboretum, USDA Container grown trees perform better with afternoon irrigation rather than morning irrigation and when using cyclic irrigation with a micro-irrigation system. Emitter selection is critical to managing nutrient and irrigation effluent. Learn why. CEUs 1 = IRR: Tier 1 / ISA: A,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

10:15 - 10: 30 Am BREAK 10:30 - 11:30 am CLASS CHOICES Gardens of the Gods (D08) D Ellen Zachos, Garden Designer, Owner, Acme Plant Stuff Ancient Greek literature is filled with references to plants that were used for cooking, magic and medicine. This presentation describes 15 plants cited in the classics and details their practical uses for 2,000 years. Discover where they grow today and how to add them to your designs. CEUs 1 = LA

Irrigation Components: Parts & How Irrigation Systems Work (H08) H

David Evers, CIC, Sales Manager, Hunter Industries Inc. A very basic overview of the "nuts and bolts" of an irrigation system, and how they operate. Understanding the difference in types of controllers as well as what they control. CEUs 1 = IRR: Tier 1 / ISA: A,M,Bp / SAF: 2

CEUs 2.25 = ISA: A,Bs / LA / SAF: 1-CF (2 only)

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Tuesday, February 5th  Arboriculture  Business & Management H Horticulture Skills  Landscape Architecture & Design  Landscape Management  Plants & Production 10:30 - 11:30 am CLASS CHOICES (continued) TURFGRASS TUESDAY ----------------------------------------

Turf Research Update from VA Tech’s HRAREC (L08) L Adam Nichols, Research Mgr., Turf and Weed Sciences, VT, HRAREC Information about VT research: cool, warm, bent or straight bladed, learn what’s hot in Hokie turf care. An update on the latest research in turfgrass and weed sciences being conducted at the Hampton Roads research facility of Virginia Tech. CEUs 1 = DCR / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

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Answers to Common POS Questions in QB (B06) BP

12:45 - 1:45 pm Class Choices

Before & After Garden Renovations (D09) D

Kerry Ann Mendez, Garden Designer, Perennially Yours This eye-opening presentation features landscape transformations over the past decade. The gardens’ evolution reflects goals to create a more sustainable, organic and lower maintenance landscape with increased year-round structural interest. Includes recommended perennials, shrubs and annuals for months of dazzling color. CEUs 1 = LA:HSW

Proper Pruning for Small Trees and Shrubs (H09) H

Monica Mitchell Muir, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Muir & Associates, LLC For retail garden centers Point of Sale software is a big help for fast checkout, inventory control and customer tracking. This session discusses common and costly mistakes, handling common POS issues for garden centers, and unique QB POS tips for garden retail centers.

Jim Orband, Senior Extension Agent Emeritus This session covers basic pruning principles that horticulturists should know based on research and technical experience. Basic pruning of small trees, as well as specific pruning for some shrubs, is demonstrated and discussed.

11:30 am - 12:45 pm LUNCH on your own or

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Turf (L09) L

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM Lunch & Learn ($25 fee includes lunch. LIMIT 40)

Turfgrass Expert Q & A Panel (LLT) David Evers, Sales Manager, Hunter Industries Inc. Dave Lawson, Branch & Sales Manager, Landscape Supply of VA Adam Nichols, Research Mgr., Turf and Weed Sciences, VT, HRAREC Bradley Park, Sports Turf Research & Education, Rutgers University Mark Carroll, Associate Professor, University of Maryland A private audience with our turf teaching team. Ask our turf speakers, learn from others and enjoy your lunch. CEUs 1 = SAF: 2

12:45 - 3:00 pm Workshop

Woody Plant Propagation Workshop (WP2)

Brian Upchurch, Owner, Highland Creek Nursery This workshop introduces various plant propagation methods of rooted cuttings, grafting, seed propagation, and tissue culture. Take an in-depth, hands-on look at the primary method of modern woody plant propagation by rooting cuttings. Learn about timing, stock plants, media, hormones, and mist systems. LIMIT 20. Repeated Tuesday morning.

CEUs 2.25 = ISA: A,Bs / LA / SAF: 1-CF (2 only)

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,U,C,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

TURFGRASS TUESDAY ---------------------------------------Bradley Park, Sports Turf Research & Education, Rutgers University IPM is based on adherence to sound cultural practices including mowing, fertilization, irrigation, and in many cases cultivation and overseeding. Employ these practices and the selective use pesticides, when needed, to keep pests within acceptable limits for good turf health. CEUs 1 = SAF: 2

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QB Q&A: Ask the Expert Office Hour (B07) B

Monica Mitchell Muir, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Muir & Associates, LLC Have questions regarding QuickBooks? Bring them to this session for answers. Your chance for a one-on-one with an industry expert; bring your laptop! CEUs 1 = LA / SAF: 2

Mulches vs. Amendments (A04) A

Linda Chalker-Scott, Professor, Extension Urban Horticulturist, Washington State University This session will explore the use – and overuse – of soil amendments in permanent landscapes. We will discuss the differences between native, urban, and designed soils, discover how much organic matter is natural and sustainable, and finally look at mulching as an alternative means of getting organic matter into the soil. CEUs 1 = DCR / ISA: A,C,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

1:45 - 2:00 Pm BREAK Refreshments sponsored by

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Tuesday, February 5th  Arboriculture  Business & Management H Horticulture Skills  Landscape Architecture & Design  Landscape Management  Plants & Production 2:00 - 3:00 Pm Class Choices Stylish Shade Gardening (D10) D Richard & Judith Tyler, Owners Pine Knot Farms Staying out of the sun is good for you and your garden. Learn from these passionate gardeners and nursery-owners how to use shade plants for year round interest.

3:15 - 4:15 pm Class Choices (continued) Garden Design for Beginners (H11) H Kerry Ann Mendez, Garden Designer, Perennially Yours Gorgeous gardens are no accident: learn how to include great plants, focal points, vertical interest, sustainable practices, natural repellants, and design for less fertilizer input.

CEUs 1 = LA:HSW

CEUs 1 = DCR / LA:HSW

Pruning Evergreen Shrubs and Hedges (H10) H

TURFGRASS TUESDAY ----------------------------------------

Jim Orband, Senior Extension Agent Emeritus Learn to identify evergreen plants and the pruning practices for shrubs, hedges and small trees. Pruning principles based on research and technical experience are taught.

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

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Compost and Microclover to Reduce Runoff and Lawn Fertilizer Use (L10) L

Mark Carroll, Associate Professor, University of Maryland Think only farmers benefit from legumes and soil amendments? Hear how your turf and our environment can thrive. This session provides an overview of a recently initiated multistate project aimed at reducing nutrient and sediment losses from lawns in new residential developments. CEUs 1 = LA:HSW / SAF: 2

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Excellent Epiphytes (P08) P

Ellen Zachos, Garden Designer, Owner, Acme Plant Stuff An epiphyte is a plant that naturally grows on another plant rather than in the ground. Many are quite drought tolerant and make exceptional, low maintenance house plants. Discover several groups of epiphytes for in-home growing, including Hoyas (fragrant flowering vines), Rhipsalis (flowering cacti), bromeliads, and some tough ferns and orchids.

Exactly What is Sustainable Lawn Care? (L11) L

Mark Carroll, Associate Professor, University of Maryland Learn fundamental principles of “sustainability” and how these principles can be applied to lawn care. Tips on how to market, or promote, sustainable lawn care practices and services are included. CEUs 1 = DCR

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Miracle or Marketing? Do Garden Remedies Really Work? (P09) PB Linda Chalker-Scott, Professor, Extension Urban Horticulturist, Washington State University The number of garden products on the market is dizzying— which ones are good? Which are wastes of money? And which cause more harm than good? This seminar begins with a brief overview of how to interpret marketing claims, with a particular focus on scientific credibility. CEUs 1 = SAF: 1-CF

Root Scoring – Long Term Effects (A06) A

Donna Fare, Research Horticulturist, US National Arboretum, USDA The root system of container grown trees needs special attention prior to planting to ensure trees have a long and successful landscape presence. If circling roots are not addressed at planting, severe long term effects can occur.

CEUs 1 = LA:HSW

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How to Sell Timber (A05) A

EVENING EVENTS

Erik Filep, Senior Area Forester, Virginia Department of Forestry Does money grow on trees? No, but by selling timber you can certainly put some money into your wallet! Tips on how to properly sell your timber to increase income from forest landowners as well as urban sites. CEUs 1 = 1 CEU –ISA: A,M,Bm / LA / SAF: 1-CF

3:00 - 3:15 Pm BREAK 3:15 - 4:15 pm Class Choices

Conservation Landscapes: Designing for Natural Beauty, Habitat & Stormwater (D11) D

Shereen Hughes, Assistant Director, Wetlands Watch Sustainable Sites and Conservation or Eco Landscapes combine natural beauty with function as solutions to many urban and suburban land-use related issues. There's a growing need to reduce stormwater pollution, protect natural areas and increase habitat by using rainscapes, bayscapes, green roofs, green streets, wildlife gardens, etc.

5:00 - 9:00 pm Workshop

Bonsai Workshop (BZ) Bill McReynolds, Virginia Bonsai Society Katy McReynolds, Virginia Bonsai Society Bonsai, an ancient and learned art, encompasses horticultural knowledge, precision pruning and patience. Craft and take home your own Bonsai specimen at the end of this workshop. FEE $50. LIMIT 10. CEUs 4 = ISA: A,C,Bp / LA

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Wednesday, February 6th  Arboriculture  Business & Management H Horticulture Skills  Landscape Architecture & Design  Landscape Management  Plants & Production 8:00 AM - 3:15 pm ALL DAY Workshop Choices

Crew Manager Certification Training (CMW) See page 21 for full program.

Pesticide Certification Review (PCW) Ornamentals (Virginia Category 3A) and Turfgrass (Virginia Category 3B). See page 18 for full program. 8:00 – 9:00 am Class Choices Hell-Strip Gardening (D12) D Kerry Ann Mendez, Garden Designer, Owner, Perennially Yours This lively talk spotlights some of the toughest, top performing plants for tough to garden areas including dry shade, slopes, poorly drained areas and hot, baking sites. No matter where you put them, they will make your gardens beautiful. CEUs 1 = DCR / LA:HSW

Growing Fruits – How to Get Started (H12) H

Eric Stormer, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension It’s easy to grow fruit. Review the basic plant forms: tree, shrub, perennial, vine, and look at an example of the cultural methods needed for each. Review your botany, learn some cultural tips and come away with all you need to get growing and eating. CEUs 1 = DCR / ISA: A,C,M,Bp / LA:HSW

Reducing Wildlife Damage in the Garden (L12) L

Ellen Zachos, Garden Designer, Owner, Acme Plant Stuff Familiar with the sight of deer munching on our hostas, but wonder who digs up the Iris in the middle of the night? You must identify the fauna before you can protect your flora. Unmask the culprit and reduce landscape damage through intelligent plant choice, clever design and the use of various deterrents. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 2

Making Better Business Decisions with Partial Budgeting + Sensitivity Analysis (B08) PB

Alex White, Owner, A. White Enterprises Rainy spring? Learn a framework for making business decisions in a simple, structured manner. Partial budgets help you analyze how changes in your current operation will impact your profitability. When coupled with breakeven analysis and sensitivity analysis, partial budgets are a powerful tool for making better decisions. These tools are vital, especially in our weather dependent field. CEUs 1 = LA / SAF: 2

Retooling a Foundation Species – The American Chestnut (AA05) A

Matt Brinckman, Mid-Atlantic Regional Science Coordinator, The American Chestnut Foundation Understand the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead in the path of the restoration of the American Chestnut to its native range. The American Chestnut Foundation's breeding program, test plantings, silvicultural trials and restoration plans will inspire you to get crackin! CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

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8:00 - 9:00 am Class Choices (continued) Common Tree & Shrub Diseases (AB05) A Mike Likins, County Agent, Chesterfield Extension What’s wrong with that tree – before is falls down, that is. Learn the telltale signs that it's under attack by a fungus, bacteria or virus. Develop your plant forensics and help your clients have healthy and growing landscapes. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / SAF: 1-CF

9:00 - 9:15 am BREAK 9:15 - 10:15 am Class Choices

The Art of Growing Food: Kitchen Garden Design

(D13) D Ellen Ecker Ogden, Author, The Complete Kitchen Garden, Co-Founder, The Cook’s Garden Learn six successful steps to help you visual a design that will bring together art, good food and classic design. Ellen Ogden shows you beautiful examples to elevate the ordinary vegetable garden from ordinary to extraordinary. CEUs 1 = LA:HSW

Garden Math: Be Calm, Cool & Calculated! (H13) H

Keith Starke, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Who knew gardening required so much math? Review a few simple mathematical techniques to help you solve any of those dreaded botanical “word problems.” How many cubic yards of mulch? Flats of bedding plants? Yards of sod? Stay calm, bring your calculator + get gardening.

Early Detection of Invasive Plant Species (L13) L

Kevin Heffernan, Biologist, VA Dept. Conservation & Recreation Early detection of newly arrived invasive species is critical in preventing establishment. Help form an early detection network. The presentation includes a short list of species we want to prevent from establishing here in Virginia. Newly developed online reporting tools are demonstrated. CEUs 1 = LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

Natives as a Cash Crop: Grow Them, Sell Them! (P10) P Eric Gunderson, Owner, Southern Branch Nursery Shereen Hughes, Assistant Director, Wetlands Watch Helen Webb Kuhns, Education Coordinator, Lynnhaven River NOW Sustainable landscaping practices are promoted by many different government programs, watershed groups, native plant societies, wildlife and habitat conservation groups, stormwater professionals, etc. as solutions to restoring clean waters, stopping erosion, restoring habitat, increasing urban forests, and reducing energy. Within the next 15 years, the demand for sustainable products and services will increase significantly. Are you ready? CEUs 1 = LA:HSW


Wednesday, February 6th  Arboriculture  Business & Management H Horticulture Skills  Landscape Architecture & Design  Landscape Management  Plants & Production 9:15 - 10:15 am Class Choices (continued) Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration (AA06) A Mark Hainds, Research Coordinator, The Longleaf Alliance When we speak of restoring historic buildings or old cars, we re-create as close to the original as possible. What do we mean when we talk of restoring the Longleaf Pine ecosystem? Bringing back this species and its habitat is a complex, yet fascinating story. Flexibility and realistic goal setting is the key.

10:30 - 11:30 am Class Choices (continued)

Success with Trees - Tips for Selecting, Planting, Mulching, Establishment (AB06) A

Chain Saw Safety (AB07) A

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

Debbie Dillion, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Selecting quality plant material ensures that you start with a healthy, well-structured plant. Proper planting and mulching techniques, and maintenance and care during the establishment period make for a plant that will better withstand stress and thrive. CEUs 1 = DCR / ISA: A,C,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

10:15 - 10:30 am BREAK 10:30 - 11:30 am Class Choices

Design for the Vase: Gardens for Floral Design (D14) D Lisa Sanderson, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Design gorgeous cutting gardens for clients who want to grow cut flowers and foliage to use for floral arrangements. Design considerations for both the garden and the vase are discussed, plus some great plants for floral designers to use. Expand your client base by designing gardens for floral arranging! CEUs 1 = LA

Pesticide Basics (H14) H

Cyndi Wyskiewicz, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Learn the safety basics of when and how to apply pesticides, the different pesticide formulations as well as the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to use while applying. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,U,C,M,Bp / SAF: 2

Whole Ecosystem: The Longleaf Understory (AA07) A

Mark Hainds, Research Coordinator, The Longleaf Alliance Discover the diverse Longleaf understory, emphasizing native warm season grasses, composites and legumes. Review plant identification, native plant wildlife usage, seed production operations, understory restoration techniques, and management. To truly restore native areas we need the back, over + under story. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

Herb Maher, Safety Specialist, City of Virginia Beach Gary Umphlett, Captain, Virginia Beach Fire Department This session provides the current chain saw user with the latest cutting techniques, newest chain saw technologies and the importance of utilizing the proper bar oil on chain saws. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,U,C,M,Bp / SAF: 2

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM LUNCH on your own or 11:35 AM - 12:35 PM Lunch & Learn ($25 fee includes lunch. LIMIT 40)

Avoid the Tax Man (Legally) (LLW)

Alex White, Owner, A. White Enterprises Don't you just love to pay income taxes? Okay, maybe not. Alex teaches you several basic methods of legally reducing your income tax liability. Topics include cash vs accrual accounting, depreciation vs Section 179, and use of business retirement plans. Chew on these and other fiscal tactics while lunching & learning to reduce your "tax bite."

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,Bm / LA

12:45 PM SILENT AUCTION BIDDING CLOSES 12:45 – 1:45 pm Class Choices

Design Tricks from a West Coast Wizard (D15) D

Billy Goodnick, Landscape Architect People are living greener lives and are looking for services that fit their lifestyles. Learn about current trends in green living and ideas for products and services. Discover how to keep up with consumer demand. There’s more to expanding a business than to “greenwash” promotional materials with buzzwords – potential customers are savvy and know who’s really walking the walk.

Billy Goodnick, Landscape Architect Fine Gardening asked Billy to address three tricky landscape situations, and he’s sharing the magic with us! “Coping With One-Of-Each-Itis” conjures up real designs for those who exercise retail-therapy at the Garden Center. “Bowling Alley Side Yards” brews up solutions for that sliver of real estate itching to be transformed. Why go back to the straight & narrow? “Embracing Your Hypotenuse,” you don’t have to be Pythagoras to use a diagonal sightline. Learn some magic and mystify your clients.

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bp / LA:HSW

CEUs 1 = LA:HSW

Edible Landscaping, Beauty with a Bonus (P11) P

Landscape Herbs & Their Uses (H15) H

Wanted: Sustainable Landscape Services for Savvy Consumers (L14) L

Denise Schreiber, Edible Flower Expert Start introducing landscaping to homeowners that is not only attractive but edible as well. Use flowering and fruiting native trees and shrubs as well as annuals and perennials for beauty and eating. This is not foraging but using actual foods sold in markets. Help your clients grow their own.

Cyndi Wyskiewicz, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension How can you incorporate herbs into your landscape plantings? Whether it is in a butterfly garden, vegetable garden or informal garden, herbs with their many foliage colors, textures and fragrance can enhance the gardening experience. CEUs 1 = DCR / LA:HSW

CEUs 1 = DCR / ISA: A,M,Bp / LA:HSW

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Marriott at City Center, Newport News, VA

February 4-7

 Arboriculture  Business & Management H Horticulture Skills  Landscape Architecture & Design  Landscape Management  Plants & Production MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH

8:00 am - Welcome: Announcement of 2013 Scholarship Winners

8:00 AM - 4:15 pm - All DAY Workshop: Advanced Crew Manager Certification Training (ACM) - ISA

8:00 AM - 3:15 pm - All Day Workshop: Crew Manager Certification Training (CMW) - ISA

8:15 - 9:15 am - KEYNOTE ADDRESS: What Nature Teaches Us – The Science of Biomimicry (K1) ISA / LA / SAF

8:00 AM - 4:15 pm - All DAY Workshop: Crew Manager Certification Training (CMT) - ISA

8:00 AM - 3:15 pm - All Day Workshop: Pesticide Certification Review (PCW) - ISA

9:30 AM - 4:30 Pm - All DAY Workshop: Landscape Drainage Design (IRR) - IRR / ISA / LA / SAF

8:00 AM - 4:15 pm - OFF-SITE TOUR: Tree Nursery Forestry Tour (NFT) - ISA / SAF

8:00 - 9:00 am - Class Choices

9:30 - 10:30 am - Class Choices

8:00 - 9:00 am - Class Choices

D H L P B A A

New Plant Divas for the Landscape (D01) - ISA / LA Get Down and Dirty with Soils (H01) - DCR / IRR / ISA / LA / SAF Top 10 Landscape Pests – Simply Squash ‘Em? - (L01) ISA / LA / SAF Beyond the Disease Triangle (P01) - ISA / LA / SAF Social Marketing and Media for Your Business (B01) - ISA / LA / SAF

Historic Perennials & Annuals (D02) - LA Turfgrass Tips for Great Lawns (H02) - DCR / SAF Managing Turf Insects Pests – Easier to Be Green (L02) - LA / SAF Along the Azalea Trail (P02) - ISA / LA Promoting Gardening is Good Business (B02) - LA Oh, That Old Chestnut! (AA02) - ISA / LA / SAF Woody Plant Nutrition Primer (AB02) - DCR / ISA / SAF

9:15 - 10:15 am - CLASS CHOICES

D H L P

Superior Plants for Southern Gardens (D07) - DCR / ISA / LA Bug Basics (H07) - ISA / SAF Managing High Traffic Turf Areas (L07) - DCR / SAF Irrigation in Nursery Tree Production (P07) - IRR / ISA / LA / SAF

10:30 - 11:30 am - CLASS CHOICES

D H L PB

Gardens of the Gods (D08) - LA Irrigation Components (H08) - IRR / ISA / SAF Turf Research Update from VT HRAREC (L08) - DCR / LA / SAF Answers to Common POS Questions in QB (B06)

11:35 am - 12:35 pm - Lunch & Learn: Turfgrass Expert Q & A Panel (LLT) - SAF 12:45 - 3:00 pm - Workshop: Woody Plant Propagation Workshop (WP2) - ISA / LA / SAF

Basic Botany: Plant Parts (H03) - DCR / ISA / SAF

12:45 - 1:45 pm - Class Choices

Cashing In on Conservation – Add Sustainable Services (L03) - ISA / LA / SAF Momijii Madness (P03) - ISA / LA / SAF Understanding Plant Patents & Trademarks (B03) - LA / SAF VA's Most Wanted: Tree Pests (AA03) - ISA / SAF Pre-Climb Inspections (AB03) - ISA / SAF

Rain Gardens Done Right (D04) - DCR / ISA / LA / SAF Basic Botany: What a Horticulturist Needs to Know – How Plants Work (H04) - ISA / SAF Scouting Pests: The Usual & Unusual Suspects (L04) - ISA / SAF Growing Hellebores for Profit (P04) Keys to Better Job Costing with QuickBooks (B04) - ISA / LA / SAF Longleaf Pines – Growing Native Forest (AA04) - ISA / LA / SAF Woody Plant ID: Shrubs to Know & How They Grow (AB04) - DCR / ISA / LA / SAF

3:30 - 4:30 pm - Class Choices Tools for Integrating Trees into Urban Spaces (D05) - ISA / LA / SAF Sex in the 18th Century Garden (H05) - ISA / LA / SAF Natural and Synthetic Pesticides (L05) - ISA / SAF Secret Life of Plants (P05) - ISA / LA / SAF

D H L B A

Growing Fruits – How to Get Started (H12) - DCR / ISA / LA Reducing Wildlife Damage in the Garden (L12) - ISA / LA / SAF Better Business Decisions: Partial Budgeting + Sensitivity Analysis (B08) - LA / SAF Retooling a Foundation Species – The American Chestnut (AA05) - ISA / LA / SAF Common Tree & Shrub Diseases (AB05) - ISA / SAF

9:15 - 10:15 am - Class Choices

D H L P A A

The Art of Growing Food: Kitchen Garden Design (D13) - LA Garden Math: Be Calm, Cool & Calculated! (H13) Early Detection and Reporting Invasive Plant Species (L13) - LA / SAF Natives as a Cash Crop: Grow Them, Sell Them! (P10) - LA Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration (AA06) - ISA / LA / SAF Success with Trees – Selecting, Planting, Mulching, Establishment (AB06) - DCR / ISA / LA / SAF

D H L P A A

Design for the Vase: Gardens for Floral Designs (D14) - LA Pesticide Basics (H14) - ISA / SAF Wanted: Sustainable Landscape Services For Savvy Consumers (L14) - ISA / LA Edible Landscaping, Beauty with a Bonus (P11) - DCR / ISA / LA Whole Ecosystem: The Longleaf Understory (AA07) - ISA / LA / SAF Chain Saw Safety (AB07) - ISA / SAF

11:30 - SILENT AUCTION BIDDING CLOSES 11:35 am - 12:35 pm - Lunch & Learn: Avoid the Tax Man (Legally) (LLW) - ISA / LA

Proper Pruning for Small Trees and Shrubs (H09) - ISA / LA / SAF

12:45 - 1:45 pm - Class Choices

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Turf (L09) - SAF

D H L P A A

QB Q&A: Ask the Expert Office Hour (B07) - LA / SAF Mulches verses Amendments (A04) - DCR / ISA / LA / SAF

Stylish Shade Gardening (D10) - LA Pruning Evergreen Shrubs and Hedges (H10) - ISA / LA / SAF

Design Tricks from a West Coast Wizard (D15) - LA Landscape Herbs & Their Uses (H15) - DCR / LA Prescribed Fire: A Landscape Management Tool (L15) - ISA / LA / SAF Invasive Species Detectives: PPQ's Top Pests Watch (P12) - ISA / SAF Manage Urban Forests with On-Line Resources (AA08) - ISA / LA / SAF More Tree Canopy = Less Stormwater Runoff (AB08) - DCR / ISA / LA / SAF

Compost and Microclover to Reduce Runoff and Fertilizer Use (L10) - LA / SAF

2:00 - 2:15 pm - Closing Remarks: Recognition of 2012 Crew Manager Graduates

Excellent Epiphytes (P08) - LA

2:15 – 3:15 PM - CAPSTONE ADDRESS: Plants and the Evolution of Public Space (K2) - ISA / LA / SAF

How to Sell Timber (A05) - ISA / LA / SAF

3:15 - 4:15 pm - Class Choices

D H L PB A

Hell-Strip Gardening (D12) - DCR / LA

Before and After Garden Renovations (D09) - LA

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Class Choices

D H L P A

D H L PB A A

10:30 - 11:30 am - Class Choices

How Plants Survive: Plants + Water (D03) - DCR / ISA / LA / SAF

2:15 - 3:15 pm - Class Choices

Conservation Landscapes Natural Beauty (D11) - DCR / ISA / LA / SAF

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH

Garden Design for Beginners (H11) - DCR / LA

8:00 AM - 3:30 Pm - Pesticide Recertification (PR) - ISA

Exactly What is Sustainable Lawn Care? (L11) - DCR

8:00 AM - 3:30 Pm - Pesticide Certification (PCT) - ISA

Miracle or Marketing? Do Garden Remedies Really Work? (P09) - SAF

8:00 AM - 3:30 Pm - Horticulture Skills in Español (HSS) - ISA

Root Scoring – Long Term Effects (A06) - ISA / LA / SAF

5:00 - 9:00 pm - Workshop: Bonsai Workshop (BZ) - ISA / LA

Understanding Under-Performers (B05) - ISA / LA / SAF

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH

Get Up, Set-Up and Get Out Safely! (A01) - ISA / SAF

8:00 AM - 12:00 Pm - Certification Exams: Pesticides, PLANET, Irrigation Association, ISA

5:00 PM - 9:00 Pm - Workshop: Grafting: Procedure + Practice (GT) - ISA / LA / SAF 6:00 - 9:00 pm - Certification Testing: Virginia Certified Horticulturist & Advanced Certified Horticulturist 7:00 pm - Movie night: “Caddyshack” - FUN

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We Warned You: EAB, WTB & IFA Are Here! (A02) - ISA / SAF

9:15 AM - 11:30 Am - Workshop: Woody Plant Propagation Workshop (WP1) - ISA / LA / SAF

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Class Choices

D H L P B A

All-America Selections, Past, Present & Future (P06) - LA

Tree Identification: Why it Matters (AB01) - ISA / SAF

1:00 - SILENT AUCTION OPENS

D H L P B A A

Sprinkler Scheduling & Efficiency (L06) - IRR / SAF

9:15 AM - 11:30 Am - Workshop: Antsy About ANSI? New Tree Maintenance Standards & You (A03) - ISA / LA / SAF

11:55 am - 12:55 pm - Lunch & Learn: Using Quickbooks Strategically (LLM) - ISA / SAF

D H L P B A A

Sherlock Palms: Plant Diagnostic Detective (H06) - ISA / SAF

Better Red Than Dead – How Anthocyanins Protect Plants (AA01) - ISA / LA / SAF

10:45 - 11:45 am - Class Choices

D H L P B A A

D H L P A

Right Plant / Right Place – The Abiotic Approach (D06) - DCR / ISA / LA / SAF

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CEU CODES (see pg. 2 for full descriptions) LA IRR ISA SAF DCR

American Society of Landscape Architects Irrigation Association International Society of Arboriculture Society of American Foresters VA Nutrient Management Certified Planners

12:15 - 2:00 Pm - Crew Manager Certification Exam

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Wednesday, February 6th  Arboriculture  Business & Management H Horticulture Skills  Landscape Architecture & Design  Landscape Management  Plants & Production 12:45 – 1:45 pm Class Choices (continued)

Prescribed Fire for Landscape Management (L15) L

Erik Filep, Senior Area Forester, Virginia Department Forestry Ever wonder what to do with that old overgrown field, how to attract more wildlife or how to increase native vegetation? Prescribed fire might be the answer. Fire can be both dangerous and beneficial.

1:45 – 2:00 pm BREAK Refreshments sponsored by 2:00 – 2:15 pm Closing Remarks

Recognition of 2012 Crew Manager Graduates

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

2:15 – 3:15 CAPSTONE ADDRESS

Invasive Detectives: PPQ's Top Pest Watch (P12) P

Darrin Nordahl, ASLA, Urban Designer, Author: Public Produce, Making Transit Fun, Roseville, CA Today the role of public space in cities and towns has evolved to make healthier, richer, more sustainable communities. What are the most important components in public space? Plants. From their role in helping cement Chicago’s reputation as the greenest city in America to repairing a New York City neighborhood while simultaneously creating one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Big Apple—the newly renovated High Line—plants are proving to be a municipality’s most sound investment. Join this acclaimed urban designer as he outlines the evolution of public space in America, and the vital role plants play. How will your hometown grow?

Micah W. Thomas, Plant Health Safeguarding Specialist, USDA-APHIS-PPQ Learn the biology of selected high risk pests and plant pathogens of concern to the horticulture industry. Collection techniques, gadgets and large scale field data collection included. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,C,M,Bs / SAF: 2

Manage Urban Forests with Online Resources (AA08) A Sarah Ashton, Educational Program Coordinator, Southern Regional Extension Forestry, University of Georgia This presentation highlights a suite of interactive, online educational resources. Topics include establishment and management—from a single tree to an entire urban forest. CEUs 1 = ISA: A,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

Plants and the Evolution of Public Space

CEUs 1 = ISA: A,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

More Tree Canopy = Less Stormwater Runoff (AB08) A Joseph Burckle, Urban Forester, DOT, Washington, DC For the past 2 years Washington DC has focused on the benefits of reducing runoff while expanding its tree canopy. They funded programs that reduce impervious surfaces within the public space, create new plantings, extend green infrastructure and expand the urban tree canopy. CEUs 1 = DCR / ISA: A,C,M,Bp / LA:HSW / SAF: 1-CF

Thursday, February 7th 8:00 AM - 3:30 pm (Includes breaks as scheduled by teaching team.)

Horticulture Skills in Español - Dia de Habilidad en Horticultura en Español (HSS) ¡No gringos, por favor! Each horticulture skills topic is followed by learning activities and the entire day’s program is conducted in Spanish by Spanish speakers working in the Green Industries today. Teaching Team: Yolima Carr, Curator of Gardens & Grounds, The Hermitage Museum & Gardens Matt Inderlied, Bilingual Instructor, Virginia Beach, VA Roberto Quintero Velez, Pesticide Trainer, Telamon Corporation

Lessons and Activity Topics: Botany - anatomy, life-cycles (annual, biennial, perennial) Pruning - teach skills for woody deciduous pruning, review anatomy Chemicals - how fertilizers and pesticides work, application timing, math for mixing and diluting Equipment - safe use and routine maintenance on trimmers, mowers, blowers, etc. Turfgrass - species ID, intro to propagation by discussing over-seeding, sprigging and plugging Winter Weeds - ID and control, review of life-cycles and anatomy

CEUs 5.5 = ISA: A,C,M,Bm

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Pesticide Certification Reviews PESTICIDE CERTIFICATION DAYS review the Virginia Pesticide Manuals for horticulture staff working for private retailers and production farms (garden center, forestry, greenhouse, nursery) or for landscape services (city parks, lawn care, landscape maintenance). Virginia pesticide regulations define these types of jobs and assign a specific pesticide category for each. Each review day focuses on different study manuals. First-time applicators and employees of production nurseries, greenhouses or sod farms should attend on Thursday to review the Applying Pesticide Correctly manual. Commercial applicators working in lawn and landscape should attend Wednesday session to review the 3A and 3B manuals.

Job Type

Pesticide Category

Private or Commercial

Study Manual

Forestry Grower

90 Food, Forestry Crops

PRIVATE = works on employer’s property only

Applying Pesticides Correctly Core Manual #456-210

Greenhouse or Nursery Grower

91 Ornamental Crops

PRIVATE = works on employer’s property only

Applying Pesticides Correctly Core Manual #456-210

Beginning Applicator

60 Registered Technician

COMMERCIAL = works on many properties

Applying Pesticides Correctly Core Manual #456-210

Experienced Landscaper

3A Ornamentals

COMMERCIAL = works on many properties

Ornamental Pest Control Manual #456-223

Experienced Lawn Care, Golf, Sports Field

3B Turfgrass

COMMERCIAL = works on many properties

Turf Pest Control Manual #456-217

PCW

Wednesday, February 6th

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Review of Ornamental Pest Control (3A) & Turf Pest Control (3B) for Commercial Applicators Includes breaks as scheduled by teaching team. CEUs 2.75 = ISA: A,U,C,M,Bm

PCT

Thursday, February 7th

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Review of Applying Pesticide Correctly for Commercial Categories 60 and Private Categories 90 and 91 Includes breaks as scheduled by teaching team. CEUs 5 = ISA: A,U,C,M,Bm

Pesticide Certification Review Teaching Team:

Karen Carter, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Tonita Clark, Program Coordinator, CLRT, VDACS Robert Christian, Pesticide Investigator, VDACS Mike Likins, County Agent, Chesterfield County, Virginia Debbie Dillion, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Dan Nortman, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Vickie Rengers, Program Supervisor, CLRT, VDACS Lisa Sanderson, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia Pesticide Study Manuals: Before attending this or any review class, order, read and study the correct study manuals. NO study manuals are included in MAHSC registration. You can purchase copies at MAHSC from our book store; order manuals (see below) or borrow current copies to bring along. Order manuals from Virginia Tech Pesticide Programs at (540) 2311322 or www.vtpp.ext.vt.edu and click “Training - MANUALS”

How to Apply for VA Pesticide Certification Exams Commercial Applicators: • Register with VDACS (use the following steps): › By January 11, submit application + required fee to: VDACS Office of Pesticide Service (OPS),CLRT Unit, PO Box 526, Richmond, VA 23218-0526. After approval you will receive a letter authorizing you to take VDACS exams. › Before testing, Registered Technicians require 40 hours of education and training administered by a commercial applicator, whose certificate number must be included on the VDACS testing application. › Commercial applicators need to verify a minimum of 12 months of pesticide experience or education. Questions: Call VDACS OPS Unit at 804-786-3798. • Select CORE, 2, 3A, 3B, 5A, 6, 10, 60 on MAHSC registration. • On test day, bring VDACS authorization letter, photo ID, calculator and pencil. No FAX is available – you must have letter in hand. PRIVATE Applicators: • Select Private 90, 91 on MAHSC registration form. • No pre-approval required from any state agency. • Bring a photo ID, calculator and pencil to exam.

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Pesticide Recertification Day MAHSC applied to PESTICIDE RECERTIFICATION agencies in VA, DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, SC, TN and WV for approval for this program. In Virginia, MAHSC is approved for 90 Forestry, 91 Ornamentals, 2 Forestry, 3A Ornamentals, 3B Turfgrass, 5A Aquatics, 6 Right-of-Way, 10 Education & Research and 60 Registered Technicians. At time of printing these other states and agencies have approved our course: DE, DC, KY, MD, NC, PA, SC, TN, and WV. Check www.mahsc.org for updates and category specifics. To recertify, you must pay MAHSC registration, attend classes all day, fill out your state’s paperwork correctly, and pay state renewal fees when due. Renewal fees will be billed directly to you by your state’s pesticide agency during renewal cycle.

PR

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7th

7:45 - 8:00 AM INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

11:15 AM - 12:15 Pm LUNCH on your own

8:00 - 8:45 AM

12:15 - 12:45 Pm

Joe Roman, Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont America’s groundbreaking, Endangered Species Act was passed nearly 40 years ago. The first listed species to make headlines was the snail darter, a three inch fish that stood in the way of a massive dam on the Little Tennessee River. When the Supreme Court sided with the darter, Congress changed the rules. The dam was built, the river stopped flowing, and the snail darter went extinct on the Little Tennessee. A young Al Gore voted for the dam; freshman congressman Newt Gingrich voted for the fish. Joe Roman explores the Act’s successes, failures, and promise, drawing from personal observation, field interviews, and years of study. Employing methods from the new field of ecological economics, he shows how preserving wildlife can help economies and communities thrive.

Douglas Edwards, Supervisor, Enforcement & Field Operations, VDACS Rohan WIlliams, Compliance Manager, VDACS What's happening in Virginia's pesticide regulatory agency that could affect your business? Will changes at EPA affect you here in Virginia? Find out the latest in this presentation.

The Endangered Species Act: What Have We Learned?

8:45 - 9:30 Am

Weed Watch: New Problems on Roadsides, Stream-banks & In Turf

Debbie Dillion, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension What's new in weeds? Review the top 10 weeds faced by those who manage turf, roadsides, and aquatic areas and learn management strategies. 9:30 - 9:45 Am BREAK 9:45 - 10:30 Am

Ornamental & Turf Disease Updates

Mike Likins, County Agent, Chesterfield County, Virginia Disease outbreaks can be predicted by monitoring environmental conditions, caught early during a regular scouting routine and stopped from spreading with early treatment: cultural or chemical. Review the disease threats that appear annually and hear about some new disease pressures in the landscape and nursery. 10:30 - 11:15 Am

Invasives on the Menu: Aquatic Appetizers and Weedy Greens

Joe Roman, Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont Enjoy an informative talk about Mid-Atlantic invasive species, their origins and how they came to invade our lands. Think you’ve heard about Invasives a thousand times? Joe believes we can best tackle outbreaks of nonnative species, from purslane to Asian carp, by serving them up—for dinner. Instead of assaulting your weeds with herbicides, consider butter & garlic or balsamic vinaigrette. Get some new recipes too.

EPA & VDACS Legal Update

12:45 - 2:00 Pm

The Nose Knows: Detecting Invasive Species - OR - Who Let the Dogs Out?

Monica Errico, Training Specialist, USDA APHIS, National Detector Dog Training Center Thunder the Beagle, Federal Agent, USDA APHIS The sensitivity of a dog’s nose is thousands of times better than a human’s. Learn about the USDA and APHIS’ program utilizing canines to detect invasive species. Meet Thunder, a Beagle trained to detect Asian Longhorned Beetle. This insect pest can be high up in the tree canopy, but Thunder still detects the bug’s scent. An example of your tax dollars at work: protecting hardwoods on four legs, and saving animals from a shelter life. Woof! 2:00 - 2:15 Pm BREAK 2:15 - 2:45 Pm

Insect Baddies – What’s New Out There

Dan Nortman, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension Insect pests threaten our landscape plants, and us, while we’re working. Learn how to recognize the baddies, when control is needed, and options to keep everybody looking great—by cultural or chemical means. 2:45 - 3:15 Pm

Protecting Thee and Me: Safe Pesticide Use

Lisa Sanderson, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension This session reviews methods of protecting yourself, others and the environment when mixing, applying, transporting and storing pesticides. You are responsible for safety. 3:15 - 3:30 Pm

Complete Paperwork & End of Program

CEUs = ISA: A,C,M (4.25) Bs (0.5), Bp (0.75), Bm (3), U (2.5)

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Advanced Crew Manager Certification ACM

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th

8:00 - 11:30 am

Facelift to Facebook: Uniting Four Generations in Your Workforce (ACM)

CREW MANAGERS are middle managers. They are where “the rubber meets the road” when it comes to supervising work crews. Making the move from the crew to the supervisor is tough, and this training develops supervisory and management skills. Learn basic management and remember your role as the safety enforcement officer to begin earning your stripes as the Crew Manager. To receive Crew Manager certification, participation in both days of this training plus a passing grade on the written exam are required. To maintain certification: accrue 12 hours of qualifying CEU credits every 2 years and submit using the forms from mahsc.org ‘Crew Manager’ tab. ADVANCED CREW MANAGERS are on the fast track and establishing their management careers in the green industry. This training guides you toward a leadership role, helps you bring staff to realize their potential. Start generating business for the company and establishing a safe environment and work place. Good standing as a Crew Manager and participation in this full day of training are required to attain Advanced Crew Manager status. To maintain Advanced Crew Manager certification, accrue 6 hours of CEU credits every two years according to program regulations and submit them using the forms found at www.mahsc.org under the Crew Manager tab.

Rolfe Carawan, President, LifeMatters There are four distinct generations working side by side in today’s workplace, each with its own viewpoint, values and communication style. Optimizing each generation’s strength to produce world-class teams is essential in today’s competitive market. This interactive workshop provides invaluable insight into... • How to reduce interpersonal conflict and win the cooperation of all generations • Managing, training and motivating employees with “competing” worldviews • Bridging the “language barrier” for more effective communication across generational lines • Keys to increasing productivity, creating loyalty, and achieving buy-in

11:30 am - 12:45 pm LUNCH on your own 12:45 - 1:45 pm

Managing Conflict – A Refresher from Your Old Prof Bernie Erven, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University A manager’s challenge is how to manage conflict not how to avoid it. Conflict can lead to improved relations and solutions to problems or destroy relationships and cause additional problems. Learn to manage conflict in a way that turns a problem into an opportunity for improvement. This topic focuses on guidelines and key principles that managers can use to start analyzing their usual ways of handling conflict. These guidelines center on a basic premise for successful conflict management—collaborating to resolve conflict is more successful than battling over it. 2:00 - 4:15 pm

Job Costing – Pricing That Pays

Alex White, Owner, A. White Enterprises So many new managers unknowingly underbid jobs just to score business, ultimately losing the company money. Learn the basics of developing job cost estimates and using tools to help you determine your prices. We discuss operating and overhead expenses, contingency & warranty fees, as well as basic pricing methods. Participants are encouraged to share their job cost methods and strategies with the audience. The more money you generate for the business, the closer to the front office you’ll get! Bring your abacus, calculators, laptops or slide rules—this session includes industry problems for you to cost out! No getting away from the math and head scratching in this session. CEUs = ISA: A (6.5) U,C,M (2), Bp (1), Bm (5.5)

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Crew Manager Training CMT

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th

CMW

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th

8:00 - 11:30 AM

8:00 - 11:30 am

Bernie Erven, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University Developing the Skills to Be a Supervisor: Supervisors empower themselves by knowing and using critical skills. Bernie focuses on leadership, organization, communication and time management. Learn their importance and tips for developing them.

Kim Graham, Co-Owner, Limitless Possibilities Mediation Services This workshop explores the root of interacting with other people: some have style and others don’t! Actually we all have a personality, a family history and various levels of experience interacting with other types of people. Acknowledging that many personalities are out there and understanding that people are affected differently by conflict can make your job as a supervisor more tolerable. Prepare for the rocky-road before you by getting one step ahead and understanding different conflict styles and how to respond to them. Your career supervising other people will thank you.

Supervisory Skills Series

Making the Transition to Supervisor: You have the title, but are you comfortable with what is required of you to succeed as a supervisor? Learning the right skills should come before you are labeled as ineffective or weak. Bernie addresses making the choice between being a boss or a buddy, dealing with cultural differences, being sensitive to gender issues, and staying clear of supervisory traps. Succeeding in the Role of Supervisor: Whether a supervisor succeeds or fails can depend on how the basics of supervision are handled. Make discipline a supervisory strength, provide helpful feedback, and learn to combine delegation and accountability. Special attention is given to the importance of effective communication in carrying out these supervisory responsibilities.

Conflicts and Complaints: Style Matters

11:30 am - 12:45 pm LUNCH on your own 12:45 - 1:45 pm

First Aid and CPR Update

11:30 am - 12:45 pm LUNCH on your own

Herb Maher, Safety Specialist, City of Virginia Beach If you were confronted with a lifesaving incident on the job, would you know what to do? Learn the latest updates on first aid / CPR guidelines and be prepared for handling lifesaving incidents.

12:45 am - 1:45 pm

2:00 - 2:15 pm

Mike Sorensen, Transportation Safety Training Center, Virginia Commonwealth University Steven Kean, Senior Trooper, Virginia State Police This presentation discusses the serious nature of motor vehicle crashes and demonstrates, in an easy-to-understand manner, the energy involved in a crash and the potentially tragic outcomes. Crash configurations, potential injuries, and occupant protection devices are discussed along with their lifesaving characteristics.

2:15 - 3:15 pm

Crash Dynamics: You Can’t Afford to be Careless with Your Crew on the Road

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Watch Out for Wetlands & Dunes

Kevin DuBois, Environmental Engineer, City of Norfolk Identify sensitive wetland and dune habitats and learn to avoid practices that can lead to serious violations of environmental laws.

Recognition of 2012 Certified Crew Managers Plants and the Evolution of Public Space

Darrin Nordahl , ASLA, Urban Designer, Author: Public Produce, Making Transit Fun, Roseville, CA Today the role of public space in cities and towns has evolved into a bevy of strategies to make healthier, richer, more sustainable communities. What are the most important components in public space? Plants. From their role in helping cement Chicago’s reputation as the greenest city in America to repairing a New York City neighborhood while simultaneously creating one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Big Apple—the newly renovated High Line—plants are proving to be a municipality’s most sound investment. CEUs = ISA: A,M (5.5) U,C,Bm (4.5) Bp (1)

3:15 - 4:15 pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th

Doug Edwards, Supervisor, Enforcement & Field Operations, VDACS Micah Raub, Program Coordinator CLRT, VDACS Crew managers must provide direct supervision for registered technicians and on-site supervision for individuals training to become registered techs. Learn the required recordkeeping.

12:15 - 2:00 pm

Pesticide Supervisor Responsibilities

Crew Manager Certification Exam Passing grade required for certification.

CEUs = ISA: A,U,M,Bm (6.5), C (3)

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Speaker Directory Author & Speaker Hosting Book Signing Billy Apperson (6,8)

Senior Forester, Longleaf Pine Specialist VA Department of Forestry Charlottesville, VA dof.virginia.gov

Sarah Ashton (7,16)

Education Program Coordinator Southern Regional Extension Forestry University of Georgia Athens, GA sref.info

Karen Carter (18)

Extension Agent Virginia Cooperative Extension Henrico, VA

Linda Chalker-Scott

Erik Filep (11,16) Senior Area Forester VA Department of Forestry Troy, VA dof.virginia.gov

(4,5,7,8,10,11) Susan French (Alternate) Associate Professor, Extension Urban City Arborist Horticulturist City of Virginia Beach Washington State University Virginia Beach, VA Seattle, WA theinformedgardener.com

Robert Christian (18)

Justin Funk (8)

Pesticide Investigator VDACS Office of Pesticide Services Newport News, VA

Assistant Nursery Manager Garland Gray Forestry Center Courtland, VA dof.virginia.gov/nursery/about-us.htm

Don Blair

Tonita Clark (18) Program Coordinator, CLRT VDACS Office of Pesticide Services Richmond, VA

Landscape Architect Santa Barbara, CA billygoodnick.com

Diane Blazek (5,9)

Harmony Dalgleish (5) Assistant Professor The College of William & Mary Williamsburg, VA

Kristina Bezanson (4)

Assistant Professor Tidewater Community College Chesapeake, VA tcc.edu/academics/divisions/ academicc/horticulture (7,9) President Sierra Moreno Mercantile Company, Inc. Hagerstown, MD

Executive Director All-America Selections National Garden Bureau Downers Grove, IL aaswinners.com ngb.org

Adria Bordas (4,6,8)

Extension Agent Virginia Cooperative Extension Fairfax, VA offices.ext.vt.edu/fairfax

Matthew Brinckman (12) Mid-Atlantic Regional Science Coordinator The American Chestnut Foundation Charlottesville, VA acf.org Joseph Burckle (16)

Supervisory Urban Forester District Department of Transportation Washington, DC ddot.dc.gov

Rolfe Carawan (20) President LifeMatters Virginia Beach, VA rolfecarawan.com

Yolima Carr (16) Curator of Gardens & Grounds The Hermitage Foundation Museum Norfolk, VA thfm.org Mark Carroll (10,11) Associate Professor University of Maryland College Park, MD psla.umd.edu/faculty/ carroll.cfm#research

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Eric Day (9) Manager, Insect ID Lab Virginia Tech Dept. Entomology Blacksburg, VA insectid.ento.vt.edu/ Debbie Dillion (13,18,19)

Extension Agent Virginia Cooperative Extension Culpeper, VA offices.ext.vt.edu/culpeper

Kevin Du Bois (20)

Environmental Engineer City of Norfolk Norfolk, VA

Douglas Edwards (19,21) Supervisor, Enforcement & Field Operations VDACS Office of Pesticide Services Richmond, VA Monica Errico (19)

National Detection Dog Training Center USDA APHIS Newnan, GA

Bernie Erven (7,20,21) Professor Emeritus Ohio State University Columbus, OH David Evers (9,10)

Sales Manager, III Hunter Industries, Inc. San Marcos, CA hunterindustries.com

Donna Fare (9,11)

Research Horticulturist US National Arboretum, USDA McMinnville, TN

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Billy Goodnick

(13)

Kim Graham (21)

Steven Kean (21) Senior Trooper Virginia State Police Richmond, VA vcu.edu/cppweb/tstc/index.html Helen Kraus

(5,6) Assistant Professor of Horticulture North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC

Helen Webb Kuhns (12)

Education & Outreach Coordinator Lynnhaven River NOW Virginia Beach, VA lynnhavenrivernow.org

Dave Lawson (10)

Sales and Branch Manager Landscape Supply of VA Virginia Beach, VA landscapesupplyva.com

Co-Owner Limitless Possibilities Mediation Services Newport News, VA lpmediationservice.com

Robert 'Buddy' Lee (5,7,9)

Eric Gunderson (12)

Mike Likins (12,18,19) County Agent Chesterfield Extension Chesterfield, VA

Owner Southern Branch Nursery Chesapeake, VA southernbranchnursery.com

Mark Hainds (13)

Research Coordinator The Longleaf Alliance Andalusia, AL longleafalliance.org

Kevin Heffernan (12)

Stewardship Biologist VA Dept.Conservation & Recreation Richmond, VA dcr.state.va.us/dnh

Shereen Hughes (6,11,12) Assistant Director Wetlands Watch Norfolk, VA wetlandswatch.org

Matt Inderlied (16)

Bilingual Instructor Virginia Beach, VA

Linda MK Johnson (5,6) Assistant Professor Biology Chatham University Pittsburgh, PA

Marcus Jones (6)

Greenhouse Conservator Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA sci.odu.edu/biology/botany/ greenhouse/

Director of Plant Innovations Plant Development Services Inc. Loxley, AL plantdevelopment.com

Dean Loudermilk (8) Nursery Supervisor Garland Gray Forestry Center Courtland, VA dof.virginia.gov/nursery/about-us.htm Herb Maher (13,21) Safety Specialist City of Virginia Beach HR / Occupational Safety Virginia Beach, VA Debra Martin (6) Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey & Nursery Program Coordinator VDACS Office of Plant Industry Services Richmond, VA Perry Mathewes (5,7)

Education Department Norfolk Botanical Garden Norfolk, VA norfolkbotanicalgarden.org

John McLeod (6) River Star Homes Program Manager Elizabeth River Project Portsmouth, VA elizabethriver.org Bill McReynolds (11) Vice President Virginia Bonsai Society Suffolk, VA virginiabonsai.org

Katy McReynolds (11) Vice President Virginia Bonsai Society Suffolk, VA virginiabonsai.org


Speaker Directory Author & Speaker Hosting Book Signing Kerry Ann Mendez Garden Designer Perennially Yours Ballston Spa, NY pyours.com

(10,11,12)

Instructor Irrigation Association Falls Church, VA irrigation.org

Monica Muir (5,6,10)

QuickBooks Pro Advisor Muir & Associates, LLC Fredrick, MD muirassoc.com

Professor of Botany Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA ww2.odu.edu/~lmusselm/blackwater/ zunipine.shtml

Adam Nichols (10) Research Manager Turf & Weed Sciences Virginia Tech HRAREC Virginia Beach, VA

Rob Springer (6,9)

Micah Raub (21) Program Coordinator, CLRT VDACS Office of Pesticide Services Richmond, VA

Dwight Stallard (8)

Safety & Training Coordinator Bartlett Tree Experts Charlottesville, VA

Program Supervisor, CLRT VDACS Office of Pesticide Services Richmond, VA

Joe Roman (19) Fellow Gund Institute for Ecological Economics University of Vermont Burlington, VT joeroman.com eattheinvaders.org Stefan Rosenberg (4)

(1,16,21)

Dan Nortman (4,9,18,19)

Extension Agent Virginia Cooperative Extension Yorktown, VA

Ellen Ecker Ogden (12) Author The Complete Kitchen Gardener Manchester Village, VT ellenogden.com Brian O'Neil (Alternate)

Director of Horticulture Norfolk Botanical Garden Norfolk, VA norfolkbotanicalgarden.org

Mike Sorensen (21) Instructor, Traffic Safety Training Center Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA vcu.edu/cppweb/tstc/index.html

Pesticide Trainer Telamon Corporation Richmond, VA telamon.org

Vickie Rengers (18)

Lytton Musselman (8)

Urban Designer Roseville, CA darrinnordahl.com

Professor University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Roberto Quintero Velez (16)

Ted Moriarty (4)

Darrin Nordahl

Daniel Potter (4,5)

President InSight Marketing Solutions Virginia Beach, VA InSightMarketingSolutions.net

Judith Tyler

Owner Pine Knot Farms Clarksville, VA pineknotfarms.com

Richard Tyler

Owner Pine Knot Farms Clarksville, VA pineknotfarms.com

Gary Umphlett (13)

Keith Starke (5,12) Extension Agent Virginia Cooperative Extension Virginia Beach, VA

Brian Upchurch (6,7,9,10)

Eric Stormer (12)

Alex White (12,13,20)

Extension Agent Virginia Cooperative Extension Norfolk, VA offices.ext.vt.edu/norfolk

Thunder, the Beagle (19)

Federal Agent USDA APHIS Newnan, GA

Micah Thomas (16)

Captain Virginia Beach Fire Department Virginia Beach, VA

Owner Highland Creek Nursery Fletcher, NC

Owner A. White Enterprises Blacksburg, VA

Rohan Williams (19)

Compliance Manager VDACS Office of Pesticide Services Richmond, VA

Cyndi Wyskiewicz (13)

Extension Horticulture Educator City of Portsmouth Portsmouth, VA ext.vt.edu

Principal, TOA Certified Biomimicry Specialist Missoula, MT biomimicry.net/tallertoa.com

Lisa Sanderson (13,18,19)

Stephen Thomas (21)

Garden Designer Acme Plant Stuff Milford, PA acmeplant.com

Megan Tierney (Alternate)

President UpShoot, LLC Madison, OH upshoothort.com

Extension Agent VCE Henrico Henrico, VA

Denise Schreiber

Author, Eat Your Roses GWA Region 2 Director Pittsburgh, PA edibleflowers1.com

(13)

(6,11)

Nursery Manager Garland Gray Forestry Center Courtland, VA dof.virginia.gov/nursery/about-us.htm

Plant Health Safeguarding Specialist USDA-APHIS-Plant Protection and Quarantine Norfolk, VA aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/ index.shtml

Juan Rovalo (1,4)

(6,11)

Damage Prevention Specialist Virginia State Corporation Commission Richmond, VA scc.virginia.gov/urs/index.aspx

Extension Agent Virginia Cooperative Extension Hampton, VA

Ellen Zachos

(9,11,12)

Maria Zampini (4,6)

Jim Orband (10,11) Senior Extension Agent Emeritus Yorktown, VA Bradley Park (9,10) Sports Turf Research & Education Coordinator Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ turf.rutgers.edu Les Parks (Alternate)

Curator of Herbaceous Plants Norfolk Botanical Garden Norfolk, VA norfolkbotanicalgarden.org

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The Virginia Horticultural Foundation’s Scholarship Opportunities College Tuition scholarships Tom Eaton Scholarship ($2,000 one-time award)

Tom Eaton was an active and invaluable member of the Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course board. In his spirit, the Tom Eaton Scholarship was established in 2008 to help an exceptional college student pursuing a degree in any horticultural field. This award also includes a three-day registration to attend MAHSC to accept the scholarship award.

Tuition Scholarship ($1,500 one-time award) Congratulate the 2013 Scholarship Winners before our keynote address Monday, February 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM.

Scholarship and TRAVEL grant applications must be received by

October 31

vahort.org/Scholarships.shtml

This scholarship helps defray tuition costs for college while studying for a degree in any horticultural field. This award also includes a three-day registration to attend MAHSC to accept the scholarship award.

MAHSC Travel Grant Opportunities

Students: Virginia college students may apply to attend the Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course. This award includes a three day registration to attend MAHSC. Educators: Virginia educators teaching in Horticulture, Arboriculture, Nursery & Greenhouse Production, Floriculture, Forestry & Urban Forestry, Landscape Architecture/Design, Turfgrass Management or a related horticultural field may apply. This award includes a three day registration to attend MAHSC.

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Special Thanks to Our 2013 Sponsors MAGNOLIA LEVEL

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Land & Coates CRAPEMYRTLE LEVEL

Landscape Supply of Virginia Rainbow Treecare Scientific Advancements PINE LEVEL

Cleary Chemical John Deere Landscapes Muir & Associates, LLC Professional Grounds Management Society Turf & Garden

EDUCATIONAL SPONSORS: American Chestnut Foundation Hunter Irrigation Supply Insight Marketing Solutions Irrigation Association The Longleaf Alliance Southern Regional Extension Forestry Telamon Corporation Tidewater Community College USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine Program VA Department of Conservation & Recreation VA Department of Forestry VDACS - Office of Pesticide Services VTech HRAREC Wetlands Watch

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MONDAY, February 4th 8:00 AM  K1 - WELCOME ∧ Scholarship Winners & KEYNOTE: Science of Biomimicry 9:30 AM

10:45 AM

11:55 AM - 12:55 PM

1:00 PM

2:15 PM

3:30 PM

 IRR - Landscape Drainage Design Workshop ∧ $110 fee ∧  Non-vegetarian  Vegetarian (List special dietary needs at bottom of form)  D01

 D02

 LLM - Lunch & Learn

 H01

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$25 includes lunch  Non-vegetarian  Vegetarian

 B01

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 AA01

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“Use QuickBooks Strategically”

(List special dietary needs at bottom of form)

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Monday Evening

 GT - Grafting ∧ $50 fee

Monday Evening Exams

 VCH Exam  AVCH Exam (Preregistration with VNLA required.)

TUESDAY, February 5th 8:00 AM

9:15 AM

10:30 AM

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

12:45 PM

2:00 PM

3:15 PM

 NFT - Tree Nursery Forest Tour ∧ $50 fee includes transportation & lunch; bring emergency contact information.  CMT - Crew Manager Training (Day 1 of 2) ∧ Must attend Tues & Wed sessions & pass exam on Friday at 12:15 PM to become certified  ACM - Advanced Crew Manager Certification ∧ Prerequisite: Must be certified Crew Manager in good standing  D06

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“Turfgrass Expert Panel”

$25 includes lunch  Non-vegetarian  Vegetarian

 WP1 Tuesday Evening Class

 LLT - Lunch & Learn

(List special dietary needs at bottom of form)

 D09

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 BZ - Bonsai ∧ 5:00 - 9:00 PM ∧ $50 fee includes take-home bonsai

WEDNESDAY, February 6th 8:00 AM

9:15 AM

10:30 AM

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

12:45 PM

2:00 PM

 CMW - Crew Manager Training (Day 2 of 2) ∧ Must attend Tues & Wed sessions & pass exam on Friday at 12:15 PM to become certified  PCW - Pesticide Certification Review ∧ Review of Virginia 3A (Ornamental) and 3B (Turfgrass)  D12

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 LLW - Lunch & Learn “Avoid the Tax Man (Legally)” $25 includes lunch  Non-vegetarian  Vegetarian

FRIDAY, February 8th

8:00 AM - 3:15 PM

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 PCT - Pesticide Certification Review

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 PR - Pesticide Recertification  HSS - Horticulture Skills in Español If you've registered for a class that includes lunch, and you have special dietary needs, please list them here:

 L15

 K2 - CAPSTONE Plants & the Evolution of Public Space

 P12

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THURSDAY, February 7th

 D15  H15

 AA08  AB08

Private  90  91

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 3B  5A 6

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PLANET Certification:  PLANET Exam(s) Irrigation Association:  IA Exams ISA (Check all that apply):  A - Exam  Other: 12:15 - 2:00 PM  CM (If unable to take exam on Friday, please advise your instructor on the 1st day of class)


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Special Events at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course SuperBowl Sunday! Join us in the Marriott lounge to monitor the quality of turf on the playing field. Open and Fun. Book Shop & Author Signings Lunch Hour Daily Many speakers are authors—check the schedule for your favorite author’s appearance. Lunch & Learns Lunch Hour Daily Earn additional CEUs by attending our new “Lunch & Learns.” $25 each day VA Society of Landscape Designers’ Social Monday 4:45 Network at this VSLD event. Grafting: Procedure + Practice Monday 5:00 Grafting knowledge and practice. Tools and plants materials included! $50 Monday Movie Night Monday 7:00 pm Caddyshack, the film that inspired a generation of groundskeepers. Popcorn provided. Bonsai Workshop Tuesday 5:00 Craft and take home your own specimen. $50

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Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Horticulture Skills in Spanish (HSS) Dia de Habilidad en Horticultura en Español

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¡No gringos, por favor! Jan. 2013 Jan. 25-27, 2013 Topics taught by Spanish speakers working in our industry. Jan. Each hort topic is followed by hands-on-activities: • Horticulture for everyone from professionals to the weekend enthusiast • Basic Botany • Woody Plant Pruning • Chemical Safety

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Horticulture for for everyone everyone from professionals to the weekend enthusiast ••Horticulture • Over 100 vendors, exhibitors & displayers

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