AGRLP Summer Field Day, Grand Rapids

Date: July 31, 2015
Time: 8am-3:15pm
Location: Calvin College campus, 3201 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Contact: Karla VanderBaan at AGRLP, 616-531-1370

Brochure and registration form

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


  • 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
Jesse Schulte

                 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



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