AGRLP Summer Field Day, Grand Rapids
Date: July 31, 2015
Location: Calvin College campus, 3201 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Contact: Karla VanderBaan at AGRLP, 616-531-1370
The Association of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals in conjunction with CGIP Presents:
2015 Summer Field Day
Friday, July 31, 2015
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
DAY AT A GLANCE
- 7:45AM Registration
- 8:20 Orientation to Morning Workshops
- 8:30-11:30 Morning Workshops
- 11:30 Lunch & Trade Show
- 1:00-3:00 Afternoon Workshop
- 3:00-3:15 MDA Certification Sign-in
8:30 - 11:30 AM MORNING WORKSHOPS (rotations of one hour each-participants attend 3 sessions)
A.) West Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management
Learn about Identification and the newest management techniques of invasive plants in the landscape and
natural areas. Invasive species continue to be a challenge for everyone concerned about our environment.
B.) Landscape Soils- The Root of Success or Failure of Our Landscapes.
Jim Crumb, Michigan State University, Crop and Soil Sciences
Landscape Managers will learn how soil types and structure affect drainage, compaction and nutrient uptake.
Alleviating and preventing soil-related problems is vital in creating healthy plants..
C.) MDA Regulatory Update
Scott King, Michigan Department of Agriculture
Scott will review a variety of topics that are important to the Green Industry. Participants will gain a new
understanding and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding regulations at a state level.
11:30-1:00 LUNCH & TRADE SHOW
1:00-3:00 PM AFTERNOON LABWALKS- (choose one)
D.) Turf Diagnostic Walk
Kevin Frank Michigan State University, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Aaron Hathaway, Michigan State University
Join Kevin and Aaron as they walk and talk through a diversity of turf problems, from cultural practices to
disease and insect issues. Proper turf weed identification is also vital in choosing the best control methods
including pesticide use.
E.) Landscape Diagnostic Walk
Julie Stacheki, Site Specific Inc
Julie will lead participants through campus and highlight current landscape disease and cultural issues. Julie’s
experience will guide participants to solutions to common problems in landscape plant materials for maximum
3:00-3:15 PM MDA CERTIFICATION SIGN-IN