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BEE AWARE: The Importance of Pollinators in the Landscape
Jan. 13, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center

MTGF SUPER TUESDAY REGISTRATION FORM

The Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation is set to host Super Tuesday on Jan. 13, 2015. Super Tuesday is an annual educational opportunity presented by the MTGF. This year’s theme is: BEE AWARE: The Importance of Pollinators in the Landscape. The seminar will run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided during the noon hour. Registration fee is $65.

This timely seminar will be of interest to Master gardeners, garden center personnel, homeowners, fruit and orchard growers along with all allied association members of the MTGF. Topics include: Turf that can Support flowers and mowing for pollinators; focusing on good cultural practices and shifting the concept of the Disease Triangle to the Health Triangle, using less pesticide overall and benefit not just bees but the trees and turf we manage; pollinator friendly plants; being environmentally responsible; fruit grower issues, and an update from the UMN Bee Squad.

A full-slate of highly qualified local, regional and national speakers will be on hand. The topics will be “broad-reaching” and be of interest to many. They include, from the University of Minnesota, Ian Lane, Karl Foord and Becky Masterman. Aaron Hobbs, Washington D.C., will make you aware of RISE, Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment, a source for all questions regarding environmental issues. Jim Zwack, Davey Tree, will speak on issues he sees in the field. Kent Honl, an Arborologist from Rainbow Treecare, will talk will focus on good cultural practices. Master gardeners, garden centers, homeowner associations, fruit and orchard growers, honey producers and the allied association members of the MTGF are all encouraged to attend this timely event.

AGENDA FOR MTGF SUPER TUESDAY - JAN. 13

8:00 Ian Lane, University of Minnesota
Bee Lawns: Turf that can Support Flowers and Mowing for Pollinators

9:00 Karl Foord, University of Minnesota
Pollinator Friendly Plants

9:30 Aaron Hobbs, Washington D.C.
Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment - a source for environmental questions

10:15 BREAK

10:30 Bev and Mike O’Connor, Blueberry Fields of Stillwater
Fruit Grower Issues

11:00 Becky Masterman, University of Minnesota Bee Squad
Hive to Bottle Program

11:30 Kent Honl, Rainbow Treecare
Good Cultural Practices

12:00 LUNCH

1:00 Erin Rupp, Beez Kneez
Bees, Honey and More

1:30 Jim Zwack, Davey Tree
Issues in the Field


 
 
 
 
 







 




 



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The MPSTMA serves the entire Minnesota Park and Sports Turf industry. The mission of the MPSTMA is to encourage the collection and dissemination of scientific, educational and applied knowledge through association with those persons engaged in, and who are concerned with, the construction, maintenance and use of park and sports turf areas for high quality and safe playing conditions.

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MPSTMA OFFICE: 952-473-3722

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