Turf Magazine - January, 2012


The Green Industry Calendar


January 18-20 Gulf States Horticultural Expo. Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center, Mobile. For details, call 334-502-7777 or visit www.gshe.org.

January 26-27 ACNLP Short Course & Exam. UA Cooperative Extension, Little Rock. For more information, visit www.argia.org.

March 12-15 Rain Bird Academy Boot Camp. Huntsville. To learn more, visit www.rainbirdservicescorporation.com/training/BootCamp.htm.


January 17-18 PLANTS Show. Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs. To learn more, visit www.argia.org.

January 17-18 2012 Arkansas Turfgrass Association Conference. Hot Springs. For more information, visit http://turf.uark.edu/index.html.


January 20 Florida Sod Growers Cooperative's Annual Meeting. Shades of Green at Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista. To learn more, visit www.ftga.org.

February 7-23 Florida Turfgrass Association Regional Turf Seminars. Orlando, Lake Worth, Plantation, Vero Beach, Milton, Jacksonville. For details, visit www.ftga.org.


January 25-27 Georgia Green Industry Association WINTERgreen 2012. Gwinnett Center, Duluth. To learn more, visit www.ggia.org.

January 31 UAC Landscape Awards Dinner. The 1420 Room, Dunwoody. For more information, visit www.urbanagcouncil.com.

February 21-24 Rain Bird Academy Boot Camp. Atlanta. For details, visit www.rainbirdservicescorporation.com/training/BootCamp.htm.


March 14-15 Irrigation Basics Certification & Recertification Class. Baton Rouge. For more information, email scd357@cmaaccess.com or visit www.lnla.org.

North Carolina

February 6-10 North Carolina State Turfgrass Short Course. Raleigh. To learn more, visit www.ncturfgrass.org.


January 24-25 Turfgrass Management Short Course. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. For more information, visit www.hortla.okstate.edu/events.

February 9 2012 Water Garden Expo. Shawnee. To learn more, visit www.oknla.org.

February 27-March 2 Rain Bird Academy Boot Camp. Oklahoma City. For details, visit www.rainbirdservicescorporation.com/train ing/BootCamp.htm.

South Carolina

January 25 2012 SCLTA Trade Show & Conference. SC State Fairgrounds, Columbia. To learn more, visit www.sclta.com.

February 2-4 SCHI Trade Show & Seminars. Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach. For more information, visit www.scnla.com.

February 8-10 CVNLA Symposium/Winter Short Course. Massey Conference Center, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond. For details, call 804-305-1259 or visit http://cvnla.org/short-course.htm.


February 20-21 2012 Winter Education & Exhibits. Music Road Convention Center, Pigeon Forge. For details, visit www.tnla.com.


January 23-27 8th Annual Turf- grass Ecology & Management Short Course. College Station Conference Center, College Station. For more information, visit https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/ev ents/index.cfm.


January 30-February 2 Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course. Marriott at City Center, Newport News. To learn more, call 757-523-4734 or visit www.mahsc.org.

February 21 Pesticide Recertification Program. Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach. For details, visit www.vaturf.org.

March 5-8 Rain Bird Academy Boot Camp. Norfolk. To learn more, visit www.rainbirdservicescorporation.com/training/BootCamp.htm.

March 20 Pesticide Recertification Program. Laurel Hill Golf Club, Lorton. For more information, visit www.vaturf.org.

May 22 Pesticide Recertification Program. Gypsy Hill Park Gymnasium, Staunton. For details, visit www.vaturf.org.

June 12 Pesticide Recertification Program. Hampton. To learn more, visit www.vaturf.org.

June 26 Pesticide Recertification Program. Hampton Roads AREC, Virginia Beach. For more information, visit www.vaturf.org.


January 24-25 Strategic Landscape Budgeting Workshop. Galt House Hotel & Suites, Louisville, Ky. For more information, visit www.anla.org.

January 25 Whether H2B or Not to B: Better Start Building a Recruiting Machine or Else! PLANET Webinar. To learn more, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

January 25-28 The Clinic: Feed Your Mind. Galt House Hotel & Suites, Louisville, Ky. For details, visit www.anla.org.

January 30-February 3 2012 Turfgrass Producers International Midwinter Conference. InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz. To learn more, visit www.turfgrasssod.org.

February 6-9 Earthwormjobs Education Week & Trade Show. Comfort Inn & Suites, Omaha, Neb. For more information, visit www.earthwormjobs.com.

February 8 Language Barriers: Managing Risk in Snow and Ice. PLANET Webinar. For details, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

February 8-10 Point of Connection: Irrigation Contractor Leadership Summit. St. Augustine, Fla. To learn more, visit www.irrigation.org/poc2012.

February 9-12 2012 Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals Conference & Expo. Disney's Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Fla. For details, visit www.aolponline.org.

February 15 Benchmarking Your Business: How to Improve Your Business by Understanding the Key Benchmarks That Drive a Landscape Company. PLANET Webinar. To learn more, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

February 22 Using Facebook & Twitter to Drive Sales & Marketing. PLANET Webinar. For details, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

February 26-28 National Association of Pond Professionals Water Feature Conference & Expo. Suncoast Resort, Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, call 706-258-3534 or visit www.nationalpondpro.com.

February 26-29 IECA Annual Conference: Environmental Connection. Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nev. To learn more, visit www.ieca.org.

March 1-4 Green Industry Great Escape 2012: Nassau. Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas. For details, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

March 7-8 18th Annual Ecological Landscaping Association Conference & Eco-Marketplace. Springfield, Mass. To learn more, visit www.ecolandscaping.org.

March 14 The Ultimate Account Manager. PLANET Webinar. For more information, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

March 22-23 PGMS Spring Regional Seminar & Site Visit. Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. To learn more, visit www.pgms.org.

March 22-25 36th Annual Student Career Days. Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. For more information, visit www.studentcareerdays.org.

March 28 What's In It for Us? How to Move, Motivate & Put in Motion a Successful Team. PLANET Webinar. For details, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

April 11 Are You a Fierce Competitor? PLANET Webinar. To learn more, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

April 18 Key Management Indicators That Can Help You Manage a Successful Business. For more information, visit www.landcarenetwork.org.

April 20 PLANET Day of Service. Nationwide. To learn more, visit www.planetdayofservice.org.

July 30-August 3 Turfgrass Producers International Summer Convention & Field Days. Asheville, N.C. For more information, visit www.turfgrasssod.org.


January 21-24 49th Annual Western Canada Turfgrass Association Conference & Trade Show. Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, B.C. To learn more, visit www.wctaturf.com.

January 30-February 24 University of Guelph Turf Managers' Short Course. Guelph, Ont. For more information, call 519-767-5000 or email info@open.uoguelph.ca.

February 22-23 21st Annual Ontario Turfgrass Symposium: Grow Your Knowledge. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont. For details, visit www.ots.open.uoguelph.ca.