MANTS 2016

January 6 - 8, 2016
Baltimore Convention Center
 

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Schedule of Events

        

Please Note: We have added TWO NEW sessions to the Landscape Contractor and Nursery Grower track on Day 2!  


New Session #1: IPM in a Production Nursery: Mixing Great Theories with Hard Realities
Speakers: Steve Black, Marie Rojas, Melissa Harmel

New Session #2: Native or Non-Native Species: What is Right for You?
Speaker: Joe Barley

These sessions are not printed in the original registration brochure. 


Day 1 - February 19th
Session Speaker Time                Title Handouts 
Registration     7:30 - 8:15 am  Registration and
 Continental Breakfast
                                                             
Opening Remarks Mr. Brent Rutley  8:15 - 8:30 am    
Keynote Mr. Chris Beytes  8:30 - 9:40 am Acres Online Live!  
Nursery Grower  Mr. Joe Proskine, CPH 10:00- 10:55 am Is it Time for Bareroot, Again?  
Nursery Grower Dr. Richard Olsen 11:00 - 11:55 am From Acer to Zelkova: Ornamental Plant Reserach
at the U.S. National Arboretum
 
Nursery Grower Mr. Vic Priapi  1:05 - 2:00 pm Woody Plant Propagation Made Easy  
Nursery Grower Ms. Eva Christensen  2:15 - 3:10 pm Composting to Manage Green Wastes and Add Profit C-to-N Ratios
How To Compost
BMP's Publication (Incorporating Food Residuals into Existing Yard Waste Composting Operations)
Nursery Grower - Plenary Mr. Chris Beytes  3:15 - 4:10 pm Toot Your Horn: How to Get the Publicity you 
Deserve (and Need!)
 
Landscape Contractor (Joint session with Nursery Grower) Mr. Joe Proskine, CPH 10:00 - 10:55 am Is it Time for Bareroot, Again?  
 Landscape Contractor (Joint session with Nursery Grower) Dr. Richard Olsen  11:00 - 11:55 am From Acer to Zelkova: Ornamental Plant Reserach at the U.S. National Aboretum  
 Landscape Contractor  Ms. Leslie Hunter Cario  1:05 - 2:00 pm How to Boost Your Business with Conservation Landscaping Practices   
 Landscape Contractor  Mr. Tim Rowan  2:15 - 3:10 pm How "40 Plus" Years in Sales, Design and Install Experience Can Help you in Business  
 Landscape Contractor - Plenary Mr. Chris Beytes  3:15 - 4:10 pm Toot Your Horn:How to Get the Publicity You Deserve (and Need!)  
Greenhouse Grower (joint session with Retail) Mr. Chris Beytes, Ms. Carrie Engel, Mr. Brian Riddle, Mr. Larry Hurley, and Mr. Tom Wheeler (Invited)  10:00 -10:55 am Panel - Neonics - Yes or No? Read a Recap from Chris Beytes
Greenhouse Grower Dr. Karen Rane  11:00 -11:55 am The Low-Down on Downy Mildews  
Greenhouse Grower Mr. Mike Oleykowski 1:05 -2:00 pm New Options in Insect Control Strategies  
Greenhouse Grower (Joint session with Retail) Mr. Brett Karp, Mr. Paul Hartnett, Mr. Pete Gilmore 2:15-3:10 pm Looking Forward - What Your Customers Will Soon be Clamoring For  
Greenhouse Grower - Plenary Mr. Chris Beytes 3:15 -4:10 pm Toot Your Horn: How to Get the Publicity You Deserve (and Need!)  
Retail Grower and Garden Center (Joint session with Greenhouse) Mr. Chris Beytes, Ms. Carrie Engel, Mr. Brian Riddle, Mr. Larry Hurley, and Mr. Tom Wheeler (Invited)  10:00 - 10:55 am Panel - Neonics - Yes or No? Read a Recap from Chris Beytes
Retail Grower and Garden Center  Mr. Michael McConkey  11:00- 11:55 am Edible Plants for the Garden Center  
Retail Grower and Garden Center  Ms. Claire Jones  1:05 - 2:10 pm Driving Sales Through Social Media Session handout
Retail Grower and Garden Center (Joint session with Greenhouse) Mr. Brett Karp, Mr. Paul Hartnett, Mr. Pete Gilmore  2:15 - 3:10 pm Looking Forward - What Your Customers Will Soon be Clamoring For  
Retail Grower and Garden Center - Plenary Mr. Chris Beytes  3:15 - 4:10 pm Toot Your Horn: How to Get the Publicity You Deserve (and Need!)


 
Interiorscape Ms. Lorrie Turner 10:00 - 10:55 am Something Old, Something New - What's "In" the Interiorscape Palette Now?  
Interiorscape Ms. Geri Cashion 11:00 - 11:55 am Beneficials Can Make Your Pest Control Work!  
Interiorscape Mr. Tait Saderholm 1:05 - 2:00 pm Interiorscape Design  
Interiorscape Ms. Ginny Rosenkranz 2:15 - 3:10 pm A Clean Plant Makes More Money  
Interiorscape - Plenary Mr. Chris Beytes 3:15 - 4:10 pm Toot Your Horn: How to Get the Publicity You Deserve (and Need!)  
Recertification Speaker - TBD 4:10 - 4:30 pm Recertification  
Management Dr. Sarah White 10:00 - 10:55 am Clean Water3?  
Management Dr. John Lea-Cox 11:00 - 11:55 am The Economic Impact of Better Irrigation Decisions  
Management Dr. Andrew Ristvey 1:05 - 2:00 pm Investigating Alternative Pathogen Management Through Sensor-Driven Irrigation - Part II  
Management Mr. Ron Ashby 2:15 - 3:10 pm Being Prepared for the DOT  
Management - Plenary Mr. Chris Beytes  3:15 - 4:10 pm Toot Your Horn: How to Get the Publicity You Deserve (and Need!)  


































































 

 Day  2 - February 20th
Session Speaker Time Title Handouts
Registration    7:30 - 8:05 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast   
Morning Announcements    8:05 - 8:15    
Commercial Applicators Dr. Paula Shrewsbury  8:15- 9:10am Protecting Pollinators: What do we Need to Know?                               
Commercial Applicators Mr. Chuck Schuster  9:10 - 10:05am Spray Equipment Cleanup: How to Prevent Chemical Carryover and Potential Problems  Session Presentation
Commercial Applicators Mr. Ed Crow  10:25- 11:20am Are You Covered? - Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  
Commercial Applicators  Mr. Michael Oleykowski  11:20 -12:10pm Pesticide Core Trivia Quiz  
Weeds and Weed Control Dr. Jeffrey Derr 8: 15 - 9:10 am Identification, Life Cycle, and Cultural Controls Session Handout
Weeds and Weed Control Dr. Jeffrey Derr 9:10-10:05 am Use of Preemergence and Postemergence Herbicides Session Handout
Recertification Speaker - TBD  3:00 - 3:30pm Recertification  
Turf Nutrient Management Mr. Chuck Schuster, Ms. Ginny Rosenkranz  1:00 - 1:55 p.m. Nutrient Management in Turf, Can I 'Go Green' and Use Compost?  Session Presentation
Turf Nutrient Management Ms. Jo Mercer 2:00 - 2:55 p.m. Compliance Review - What to Expect  
Nutrient Management - Nursery and Landscape Dr. Andrew Ristvey 1:00-1:55pm Healthy Soils  
Nutrient Management - Nursery and Landscape Dr. Andrew Ristvey 2:00 - 2:55pm Organic Fertilizer Sources: The Pros, Cons and Precautions to Take When Using Them in Your Fertility Program  
Landscape Contractor and Nursery Grower Dr. David Clement, Dr. Karen Rane, Ms. MaryKay Malinoski 1:00 - 2:55 p.m. Sharpen Your Diagnostic Skills for Recognizing Common and Invasive Pests and Diseases of Landscape Plants   
Landscape Contractor and Nursery Grower Mr. Steve Black, Ms. Marie Rojas,  Ms. Melissa Harmel 1:00 - 1:55 p.m. IPM in a Production Nursery: Mixing Great Theories with Hard Realities  
Landscape Contractor and Nursery Grower Mr. Joe Barley 2:00 - 2:55 p.m. Native or Non-Native Species: What is Right for You?  
Greenhouse Grower Mr. Steve Bogash 1:00 - 2:55 p.m. An Explosion of Biopesticide Choices: Controlling Old Pests with New Materials   
Greenhouse Grower Mr. Chuck Schuster 2:00 - 2:55 p.m. The Role of Sanitiation in Greenhouse Dissease Control Session Presentation