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Collapse Webinar:  Better Ways to Manage Japanese Beetles

Exotic, invasive Japanese beetle defoliates leaves of many landscape plants and removes roots from turf.  Learn new and old ways to control this invasive pest. Learn why JB populations have increased since 2015. 

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Original Seminar Date: February 20, 2018
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Collapse Webinar:  Profit by Enhancing Biological Control in Greenhouse, Landscape and Turf

In forests native beneficial insects control pest insects. Learn what you can do in greenhouse, nursery, turf, and landscapes to restore the balance of nature. Learn to identify good bugs from pests. Learn how to implement IPM programs to conserve good bugs and bees. Learn about new pesticides and new cultural ways to kill pest insects.

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Original Seminar Date: February 22, 2018
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Plants that provide pollinator food and habitat are important to our landscapes. Annual flowers are favorite garden plants that add instant color and beauty, but do they attract insect pollinators? Hear the results of a 3-year study on which of the 55 annuals attracted the most pollinators.

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Original Seminar Date: February 28, 2018
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Collapse Webinar:  Jumping Worm Update: A Nursery & Landscape Industry Perspective

Jumping or crazy snake worms (Amynthas spp. and others) are non-native, invasive earthworms from southeastern Asia, specifically Japan and the Korean peninsula, that have unfortunately found their way to North America.  Present in the southern Appalachian region of the United States for many years, these invaders have more recently been found in several northeastern states and most recently in the Upper Midwest in Minnesota and Wisconsin and in the Pacific Northwest in Oregon.  In Minnesota they have been found in several locations in Minneapolis and on the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus, but little is otherwise known about their distribution in the state.  Sometimes described as “ecosystem engineers” in response to their dramatic effects on soil structure and chemistry, these worms are surface-dwellers that aggressively feed on leaf litter and organic matter near the soil surface and research indicates they can be very destructive and pose a serious threat to native ecosystems and designed landscapes in non-native habitats like Minnesota.  Sadly, the green industry – through the movement of landscape plants, mulch, and compost – is believed to be primary vector involved in the spread of these harmful worms and their introduction to new areas.  As a result, the possibility of regulating jumping worms in Minnesota is being investigated and it is important that nursery and landscape professionals be aware of these destructive worms and take steps to prevent their spread and introduction to new areas.

Through this webinar, Jim Calkins, Research Information Director (MNLA Foundation) and Regulatory Affairs Manager (MNLA) will provide an update on the status of jumping worms in Minnesota and their potential impact on the Minnesota nursery and landscape industry and its customers. 

Join us for an hour-long webinar to learn more about jumping worms – their life cycle and identifying characteristics, how they are spread to new areas, the implications of potential regulation, how to report suspected jumping worm infestations, and what can be done to prevent the spread of these destructive pests.  

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Original Seminar Date: March 20, 2018
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Collapse Webinar: The Benefits of Native Grasses to Butterflies

Native grasses provide numerous benefits to their surrounding environment. One little known benefit is that many native grasses act as larval food for numerous species of butterflies. Learn about the characteristics and site preferences of individual grasses and the butterflies that use them. 

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Original Seminar Date: March 21, 2018
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Collapse MNLA Certification Manual - Section 01. Program Information

This section includes information on the MNLA Certification program including:

  • Chapter 4. MNLA/UM Certification Professional Program
  • Acknowledgements
  • Authors and Contributors
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Collapse MNLA Certification Manual - Section 02. Nursery and Landscape Administration

This section includes the following chapters:

Chapter 5. Laws, Regulations, Guides, Ethics and Professionalism

Chapter 6. Environmental Management

Chapter 7. Occupational Health and Safety

Chapter 8. Shipping and Handling

Chapter 9. American Standard for Nursery Stock

 

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Collapse MNLA Certification Manual - Section 03. Plant Biology and Physiology

The section includes the following chapters:

10. Plant Nomenclature and Classification

11. Plant Structure

12. Plant Growth and Development

13. Plant Cold Hardiness and Winter Protection

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Collapse MNLA Certification Manual - Section 04. Plant Materials

This section includes the following chapters:

14. Annual Flower

15. Fruit Trees and Small Fruits

16. Ground Covers

17. Herbaceous Perennials

18. Indoor Flowring and Foliage Plants

19. Landscape Grasses

20. Roses

21. Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines

22. MNLA Certification Plant Identification Resource

 

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Collapse MNLA Certification Manual - Section 05. Plant Management

This section covers the following chapters:

24. Soils for Nursery and Landscape Management

25. Fertilization for Nursery and Landscape Management

26. Planting and Transplanting

27. Irrigation Management

28. Pruning, Trees, Shrubs, Evergreens and Perennials in the Nursery and Landscape

29. Landscape Management

30. Professional Gardening

31. Turf Management

32. Garden Center Plant Management

33. Vegetable Gardening

34. Water Gardens

35 Raingardens

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Collapse MNLA Certification Manual - Section 06. Pest Management

This section includes the following chapters:

36. Pesticide Management

37. Disease Management

38. Insect Management

39. Weed Management

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Collapse MNLA Certification Manual - Section 07. Plant Production

This section includes the followng chapters:

40. Plant Propagation

41. Container Production

42. Field Production of Nursery Crops

43. Floricultural Production and Management

 

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Collapse MNLA Certification Manual - Section 08. Landscape Design and Construction

This section includes the following chapters:

44. Landscape Design

45. Landscape Contracting

46. Hardscape Construction

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Collapse MNLA Certification Manual - Section 09. Nursery and Landscape Business Operations

This section includes the following chapters:

47. Garden Center Management

48. Marketing Merchandising and Sales

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Collapse MNLA Certification Manual - Section 10. Resources and References

This section includes the following chapters:

49. Units of Measure and Conversions Factors

50. Glossary

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Collapse MNLA Certification Manual - Section 11. Plant Identification Photos

The Plant Identification section includes full color plant images followed by the plant name.

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Original Seminar Date: January 31, 2014
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