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Women in Horticulture - Alicain Carlson - Syngenta Flowers
Wednesday, May 18 at 1PM Central

Dr. Alicain Carlson is a young mother holding her “dream job” as the technical manager at Syngenta Flowers where she manages a team of technical leads and horticultural scientists across the country and at two trial locations. The daughter of an Army officer, Alicain grew up all over the United States and spent her high school years in Virginia. She attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate studies and while a Hokie, she took a class on Indoor Plants and that sparked her love of Horticulture leading to her graduating with a degree in Biological Sciences. Before attending North Carolina State...Learn More

Smart Insect Control Solutions for Your Nursery
May 24 at 12PM Central

Product rotation is essential to avoiding resistance in nurseries. Implementing smart insect management strategies are vital to all integrated pest management programs. Experts from Central Life Sciences will share their latest news and innovations, including which solutions provide proactive results for your operation, while avoiding the harm that various insects can cause. REGISTER NOW

Scalable Growth Amidst the Labor Shortage
Thursday, May 26 at 12PM Central

4everGreen Turf Management is a leader in growth and innovation, creating scalable growth, even amidst the current labor shortage. Join Kendall Hines, Co-Founder of Lawnbot, and Mike Mansour, Operations Manager of 4everGreen Turf Management, as they share how to rethink growth, set it  and forget it, make sales 24/7, and create a culture for retention. REGISTER NOW

AmericanHort Industry Insider: Sustainability
Tuesday, June 7 at 1PM Central

Join AmericanHort for our latest installment of the Industry Insider, a program bringing together a panel of experts from all sectors of the horticulture industry as we highlight important topics impacting your green industry business. Programs will include virtual round-table discussions so you can ask questions, interact with the panelists and and share your experiences. During the upcoming program, Industry Insider: Sustainability, we will focus on sustainable trends and initiatives. REGISTER HERE

Intro to ArbNet Virtual Workshop - A Guide to Becoming an Accredited Arboretum
June 11, June 22, July 12 - One hour session

What is an arboretum? How can I celebrate and protect trees in my area? Attend this workshop to find out how you could achieve ArbNet accreditation for your community greenspace! ArbNet is an interactive global network of arboreta and tree-focused professionals. ArbNet accreditation is one way to give your community greenspace the recognition it deserves. In this workshop, you will learn how to earn ArbNet accreditation for your community garden, neighborhood block, gathering space, school, or greenspace for healthier and more vibrant trees in your community. This event is sponsored by the Chicago Region Trees Initiative, ArbNet, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. REGISTER HERE

Research on Automation and Robotics in Agriculture
Wednesday, June 15 at 1PM Central

Dean Rick Roush and Dr. Long He, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering will discuss research in agricultural machinery and automation, including robotic solutions for agricultural application, precision crop load management technologies for tree fruit crops, and sensor application in agriculture. Register Here

Biology and Management of Volutella Blight caused by Pseudonectria buxi
Thursday, June 23 at 12PM Central

Volutella blight is commonly found on boxwood plants worldwide. Although some consider it mainly a saprophyte surviving on dead tissues, it is capable of initiating disease on live wounded tissues. Here we present some background on the disease, some basic biology on how it causes infections, and end with its disease cycle and recommendations for management in nurseries. Register Here

Building a Better Monarch Butterfly Garden
Tuesday, August 23 at 10AM  Central

This talk will help attendees to better understand why Monarch butterflies are in peril, why their conservation matters, and how partnership between the Horticulture Industry and gardening public can help to restore this beloved native butterfly to sustainable status. It covers the fascinating natural history of the monarch, including its spectacular long-distance migrations and special relationship with milkweed, as well as best milkweed species for attracting and sustaining monarchs and native bees in gardens. Recent research showing that garden design and placement matters, and that cultivars of native milkweeds (“nativars”) have conservation value for gardens, will be discussed, as well as how to prevent a garden from becoming an “ecological trap” for monarchs due to predation by invasive wasps or planting the wrong type of milkweed. Consumer demand for milkweed seedlings and nectar plants is burgeoning. Information from this webinar will help garden center personnel, Master Gardeners, and others to better advise customers and other stakeholders about butterfly gardening. Register Here

How do Weather and Climate Impact Boxwood Blight?
Wednesday, September 7, at 12PM Central

Boxwood blight is a fungal disease that can decimate boxwood plantings in most all settings and environments. The degree of injury can vary widely, depending on cultivar susceptibility, local disease severity, and weather, from nearly symptom-free to total destruction and death of boxwood plants. Dr. Len Coop will present how weather and climate affect both where the disease is of most concern, and when conditions may be most favorable for disease build-up. A demonstration of online tools will be given so that boxwood managers can apply these principles toward reducing and controlling this disease. Now boxwood blight model predictions can be delivered according to a subscriber's settings in their email in-box, making management decisions easier and less time-consuming. REGISTER HERE

Controlling Nostoc, a Slippery Hazard for Nursery Workers
Tuesday, October 4 at 9AM Central

Nostoc, is a cyanobacterium that produces thick, olive-green to brown, gelatinous masses on nursery roadways, walkways and production areas. While it does not impact crops directly, patches of this slimy invader are slipping hazards for you and your workers. Most pesticides used in nurseries are ineffective. But, what was once a perplexing and frustrating problem can now be controlled with relative ease. In this presentation Dr. Neal will review five years of research on strategies to control nostoc in container nurseries. REGISTER HERE

Smart Plants—Magical Interactions Between Flowers and Their Pollinators
Thursday, November 3 at 11AM Central

This presentation takes a closer look at flower morphology and diversity as it relates to pollination. Various systems used by flowers to facilitate pollination are described. Special attention is given to adaptations in flower morphology designed to attract and interact with general or specific pollinators. Flowers signal pollinators with nectar guides, trick insects into visiting flowers by mimicking other organisms, lure pollinators into traps and even have moving floral parts. If you look closely, you can see the magic in flowers. Register Here

ILASLA Webinars On Demand - ACCESS HERE

Irrigation Professionals - Full Series of Webinars from Hunter - ACCESS HERE

Julie Damage Prevention Toolbox Talks - ACCESS HERE

Webinar Recordings: General Industry Focus

Dos and Don'ts of ADA Website Compliance - ACCESS RECORDING
Choose to Grow Forward - ACCESS RECORDING
AmericanHort Webinar: "Rumors of Plant Shortages Have you Wondering How to Plan for 2021"? - WATCH RECORDING

Webinar Recordings: Garden Center Focus

No-Contact Sales: A Discussion with Garden Center Retailers - ACCESS RECORDING 
2021 Gardening Trends with Katie Dubow - ACCESS RECORDING

Greenhouse: Recorded Webinars & Podcasts

Webinar: Innovative Trends for Greenhouse Structures - CLICK HERE
Webinar: Biocontrol as Your First Line of Defense in Integrated Pest Management (October 2020) - CLICK HERE
Webinar: The Power of the Flower: Botanical Insecticides in Horticulture - CLICK HERE
Ball Seed Tech On Demand YouTube Playlist (greenhouse training videos) - CLICK HERE

Landscape Podcasts

Social Media Then & Now (What We Got Right & Wrong) [Smarketing Talk S3 E5] - CLICK HERE
Jeffrey Scott Discusses The Future of Landscaping with Economics Dr. Charlie Hall - CLICK HERE
Growing in the Green Industry Podcast - CLICK HERE
Landscape Leadership Smarketing Talk Podcasts - CLICK HERE
Jeffrey Scott Podcast: A Conversation with Frank Mariani, Owner of Mariani Landscape - CLICK HERE
Jeffrey Scott with Shawn Edwards, President of A+ Lawn and Landscape -
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Dr. Bridget Behe's Connect-2-Consumer Podcasts

Keeping Your Foot on the Digital Gas - CLICK HERE
Know and Grow your Product Portfolio - CLICK HERE
Scenario Planning for 2021 - CLICK HERE
Communicating to Help Retain Customers - CLICK HERE