SUPER TUESDAY: MTGF PRESENTS -
BEE AWARE: THE IMPORTANCE OF POLLINATORS IN THE LANDSCAPE
January 13, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Plan to arrive at 7:30am for registration in Lobby D.
The program will begin at 8:00am and will conclude about 2:00pm.
Wondering how the pollinator issue impacts your day to day activities? Join us to learn how to make sound decisions and educate consumers and others about appropriate steps to take on this issue.
This special 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.
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
10:30: 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
Focusing on good cultural practices, we can use less pesticides overall and benefit the bees and the environment.
1:00: Erin Rupp, Beez Kneez
Bees, Honey and more
1:30 Davey Tree Expert
Issues in the Field
Morning coffee and lunch are included with your registration.
This program qualifies for CEUs.
Note: Super Tuesday registration is separate from Northern Green Expo registration. To register for the Northern Green Expo, visit: NorthernGreenExpo.org.
Registration Refund Policy: For all Super Tuesday education events, MNLA/MTGF will gladly make a full refund of your registration fee if cancellation notice is received more than two business days in advance of the event. In the two business days prior to the event, a 50 percent refund will be given. No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancellations made the day of the event. Cancellations may be made in writing, by fax, or by telephone call received at the MNLA office during normal business hours.