January 28, 2019

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9:00 am to 9:50 am
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
Arboriculture Growing Trees Near Concrete Dr. Tom Smiley
10:00 am to 10:50 am
Plants Plants With Style Kelly Norris
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Dealing with Drought: Helping Landscape Plants Cope with Water Stress Dr. Bert Cregg
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
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
Plants New Perennials for Modern Gardeners Kelly Norris
Arboriculture, Turf & Landscape Management Herbicide Toxicity to Landscape Trees and Shrubs Dr. David Roberts
Grower Water, Nutrient and Pesticide Movement in Container Nurseries Dr. Tom Fernandez, Damon Abdi
Landscape Design/Build Building a Garden on Belle Isle Duncan Campbell, Meredith Simpson
1:40 pm to 2:30 pm
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
Arboriculture ISA Soil Management BMP Dr. Tom Smiley
1:40 pm to 3:30 pm
Business How to Make Money in Michigan’s Landscape Industry: Part 2 Dave DeHamer
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
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
Turf & Landscape Management Managing Turf in Shade Dr. Kevin Frank