January 28, 2019

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9:00 am to 9:50 am
Arboriculture Growing Trees Near Concrete Dr. Tom Smiley
Business Profit is Important But Cash Flow is Critical Tom Grandy
Plants Structure and Space of the Winter Garden John DeVore
Landscape Design/Build Drones for the Landscape Industry Nick Weil
Grower, Turf & Landscape Management Current Herbaceous Perennial Weed Control Dr. Hannah Mathers
10:00 am to 10:50 am
Landscape Design/Build Leveraging Trends in Hardscaping Adam DeLamielleure
Grower Will H-2A Work for You? H-2A Guest Worker Visa Program Basics Luke Bakker, Bo Bentley
Plants Plants With Style Kelly Norris
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Dealing with Drought: Helping Landscape Plants Cope with Water Stress Dr. Bert Cregg
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Business How to Make Money in Michigan’s Landscape Industry: Part 1 Dave DeHamer
11:00 am to 11:50 am
Landscape Design/Build Building a Garden on Belle Isle Duncan Campbell, Meredith Simpson
Grower Water, Nutrient and Pesticide Movement in Container Nurseries Dr. Tom Fernandez, Damon Abdi
Plants New Perennials for Modern Gardeners Kelly Norris
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Herbicide Toxicity to Landscape Trees and Shrubs Dr. David Roberts
1:40 pm to 3:30 pm
Business How to Make Money in Michigan’s Landscape Industry: Part 2 Dave DeHamer
1:40 pm to 2:30 pm
Arboriculture ISA Soil Management BMP Dr. Tom Smiley
Turf & Landscape Management Building Effective Management Skills Tom Grandy
Landscape Design/Build, Plants Planting for the Future Kelly Norris
Grower Fert, Dirt, and Squirt: Nutritional Monitoring of Greenhouse Crops W. Garrett Owen
2:40 pm to 3:30 pm
Landscape Design/Build Water Features that Work...Plus Some Bling John DeVore
Turf & Landscape Management Why Do we Need to Charge so Much? Tom Grandy
Plants Boxwood Alternatives in Design Dr. Robert Schutzki
Arboriculture, Grower Let’s Drift Apart – The Issue of Row Crop Spray Drift to Nursery/Landscape Dr. Hannah Mathers
3:40 pm to 4:30 pm
Turf & Landscape Management Managing Turf in Shade Dr. Kevin Frank
Arboriculture, Business How to Collect Money While Keeping Customers Happy Tom Grandy
Plants Big Ideas for a Small Garden Ian Warnock
Grower, Landscape Design/Build HortEcology: Lessons From Wild Plant Communities Kelly Norris