Turf Magazine - August, 2008

SOUTH FEATURES

2008 Nursery / Landscape Expo

August 14-17, Houston, Texas

Nursery/Landscape Expo offers opportunities to learn about industry trends, hear about industry practices from your peers and from industry experts, experience the breadth and depth of the green industry under one roof, laugh with old friends and meet new ones, find the best deals from the best dealers in the Southwest, plan your next year with the right people at the right place.

Come join us at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas for this award-winning trade show!

For more information, visit www.nurserylandscapeexpo.org.

Expo is Bigger and Better

Nursery/Landscape Expo has been hard at work to create a bigger and better show than ever before. We’ve listened to your ideas and have been making the changes we’ve heard from our new and long-time exhibitors. This is what you can expect for Expo 2008:

  • The Education Lounge is back with seven speakers and seven opportunities for your company to sponsor each event. This is one of our most popular events with many attendees making this a “must stop” in their schedule. Meet and listen to some of our industry’s top authors at the Author Signings and Book Discussions held in the Bookstore. Not only will you be able to buy the author’s book, but you can participate in a roundtable discussion with our top industry professionals.
  • Get the opportunity to Laugh & Network with a Welcome Reception “TNLA goes ... to the Moon!” and an Exhibitor Appreciation Breakfast.
  • Engage your knowledge and learning opportunities Friday and Saturday for our free seminars: Grower Education and Spanish Education.
  • Check out our new Learn at Lunch events happening Friday and Saturday, which will be located off the show floor and will have two keynote speakers along with a great, hot lunch. Tickets will be sold in advance. Visit www.nurserylandscapeexpo.org for more information.
Exhibitor List
Company
Booth Number
Company
Booth Number
A.M. Leonard
3317

Abbott/Ipco
2308

ABC Nursery
2420

ABT-Advanced Bridging
1515

Acosta Farms
2120

Activant Solutions
710

Adams Wholesale Supply
3101

Advanced Water Gardens
6006

Ag Workers Mutual Auto Ins
1621

Agri Fast
5820

Agriland Farm Credit Svs
1813

Agri-Min Solutions
701

AGSCI
1208

Alabama Wire
3316

Aldridge Nursery
4110

All Seasons Turf Grass
5514

Almond Tree Nursery
2414

Al's Garden Art
1703

Alumacart
1815

Alvin Tree Farm
1319

Amaroo Boxes
1803

AMC Industries
1614

American Express
2605

American Nurseryman Pub
1806

American Plant Products & Svs.
4511

Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants/Aggrand Natural Organic Fertilizer
2006

Anamese Garden and Home
2211

Aqua Bella Designes
2209

Aquascape
6105

Arborbrace Staking Systems
2615

Arborguy
4816

Athens Stonecasting
5902

Athens Tree Farm
5415

Austin Tree Farm
6116

Avila's Garden Art
1301

B & T Greenhouse Mfg.
2201

B.K. Swayze
3820

Back to Nature
3121

Bailey Bark Materials
3411

Ball
3703

Bamboo Source
3717

Bamboo Supply Co.
2817

Bare Spot Solutions
4602

Barnel USA
5011

Barry's Nursery
4611
Bedrock Building Materials/

Landscape Supplies
5104

Belgard/Oldcastle
5522

Berger Peat Moss
1322

Berry Seeder Co.
3502

Best-1 Hummingbird Feeder
3405

Betrock Information Systems
2909

Beyond Paradise
2203

Big Bend Stone
517

Big Dog Printing Co.
5409

Big John Tree Transplanter Mfg.
4417

Bill Biggadike & Assoc.
3305

Bill Moore & Co.
2514

Biosorb
2708

BL Christmas Trees
2716

Blue Leaf Promotional Products
5108

Bobbex
2110

Bobcat Co.
722

Bold Spring Nursery
2205

Bordier's Nursery
4401

Bowie Industries—Justin Seed
515

Bownds Wholesale Nursery
4408

Boyd & Boyd Nursery
3503

Braam Young Plants
1417

Bradfield Organics
2623

Bradshaw's Nursery
4011

Branching Out Nursery Sales
3416

Branch-Smith Publishing
4311

Brass Baron Fountains & Statuary
1501

Brazos Citrus Nursery LLC
3716

Brazos Valley Tree Farm
6110

BSI Massaging Insoles
5819

Bubco
1513

Bulli9s Bromeliads
5213

Buster's Tree Farm
5606

Butler Box & Stake
2123

Buttery Hardware Co.
420

BWI Companies
4605, 4507

Casula Creek Tree Farm & Ranch
2516

Camilla The Little Flower Nursery
3319

Campania International
4613

Cangelosi Co.
918

Capital Farm Credit
405

Caretree Systems
2009

Caribbean Pottery
5404

Carl Pool Products
3701

Carolina Nurseries
908

Cartner's Blue Ridge Fraser Firs
3108

Casa Flora
5710

Cascade West Trees
1308

CC Tree Farms LLC
2403

Cedar Creek Farms
4015

Cedar Valley Nurseries
2411

CenArk Growers/James Nursery
2807

Central Garden & Pet
3909

Certified Roses
4913

Chamblee's Rose Nursery
810

Charlie Cook Assoc.
4113

Cheek Garden Products/Lambert Peat Moss
3722

Cherokee Mfg.
5410

Cherry Lake Tree Farm
2323

Chickity Doo Doo
5114

Christmas DĂ©cor
2321

Cinco Plastics
4818

Clarity Connect
1717

Clear Zone Nursery
720
Cleary Chemical Corp.
1323

Clem Enterprises
4911

Coastal Packaging Co.
4512

Collier Metal Specialties, Ltd./ COL-MET
5310

Color Spot Nurseries
3512

Color Star Growers
4314

Compact Power
5701

Conroe Greenhouses
3718

Container Grown Nursery
3114

Corbin's Baled Pine Straw
811

Corbitt Mfg.
2920

Cornelius Bulb Co. dba Frylink
216

Cornerstone Crop Insurance Agency, LLC
2802

Costa Farms
2507

Cravo Equip. Ltd.
4303

Creation Colors Wholesale Nursery
5906

Creekside Nursery
1209, 1310

Creekside Nursery (Morrison, Tenn.)
2311

CriderAmericas
2115

Crystal Pond Professional
3414

Cub Cadet Commercial
4701

Custom Time Tracker
917

Cycle Stop Valves
1818

D & B Tree Co.
2326

Dakota Tree Transplanter
6515

Dallas Bag & Burlap Co.
3918

Darby Greenhouses & Farms
2310

Dave Wilson Nursery
6113

D'Barro Pottery
1117

Deep Fork Tree Farm
5604

Dekorra Products LLC
3417

Delco Cleaning Systems
2113

DeWitt Co.
2922

Dickson Brothers
509, 608

Dig Corp.
5303

Dimplex North America
1516

Ditch Witch Dealers of Texas
6306

Dixequip
1105

Don Marjama Nursery Co.
3913

Dosmatic U.S.A.
2621

Doug Young Nursery
5307

Drafix Software/PRO Landscape
3819

Dupont Nursery
2517

Dutchman Tree Spade/DPM
2607

Dyna-Gro Nutrition Solutions
2519

Dynapac USA
506

Eason Horticultural Res
3021

East Jordan Plastics
2419

East of Eden
3603

Easy Pro Pond Products
407

El Modeno Gardens
1011

Ellepot/Blackmore
3808, 3708

Ellis Products, Mitchell
5319

Ellison's Greenhouses
1414

Elway Industries
5603

Emerald Coast Growers
3713

Enchanted Trees of Texas
5918

ENSYSTEX II
1121

Enviro Protection Ind. Co.
1908

Environmental Design
1811

Estes
2513

EuroAmerican Propagatrs
4713

Evans Nursery
4616

Ewing Irrigation Products
1901

Exaco Trading
307

Exmark/WPI
321

Fabriscape
4717

Fanno Saw Works
2515

Fanntum Products
2505

Far South Wholesale Nursery
5815

Faron Green Nursery
2312

Ferris Industries
901

Ferry-Morse Seed Co.
4319

ferti-lome People/V.P.G.
719

Finn Corp.
1509

First National Merchant Solutions
3415

Flamingo Gardens
1325

Fleet One
5602

Floral Plant Growers
5912

Flora-Lines
5909

Florida Pine Straw Supply Co
1415

Flowerwood Nrusery
2510

Forest Hill Nursery Farm
5807

Four Seasons Tree Farm
4413

FX Luminaire
2215

G & C Nursery
3002

Garden Accents
3309, 3210

Garden Expo Wholesale
5417

Garden-Ville
1910

Gaston's Nursery
1112

Gateway Farms LLC
2214

Genesis Growers, LLC
5214

George Johnson Nursery
4505

George Peters Wholesale Pottery
5901

Gerald Foret Wholesales Nursery
3911

Glen Flora Farms
1922, 1924

Glenn Walters Nursery
5508

Glueck Tree Farm
5517

GM Fleet & Comm.
3521

Gold Coast Trees
5809

Golden Roots Trees, L.L.C.
510

Grasshopper Co.
4812

Great Western Bag Co.
3107

Green Growers Magazine
1416

Green King
5009

Green Light Co.
5311

Green Touch Ind.
1005

Green Valley Growers
2718, 2719

Greenforest Nursery
1120

Greenleaf Nursery Co.
5509

GreenSense Fertilizers

3122

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 14

7 a.m. - 12 p.m. Education Conference—On-site registration—George R. Brown Convention Center

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Education Conference—George R. Brown Convention Center

Advance Registration: $155/member, $195/nonmember (fee includes Expo badge)

Topics include Running Your Business, Plant Material, Outdoor Living, Leaning Green, Pest Management and Irrigation Best Practices

4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Outdoor Product Showcase—Houston Area

Barbecue Dinner with RSVP—Free Admission with Badge

Friday, August 15

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nursery/Landscape Expo Registration Hours—George R. Brown Convention Center

8 - 9:30 a.m. Growing, Train-the-Trainer and Hispanic Employee Education—George R. Brown Convention Center

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nursery/Landscape Expo Exhibit Hours—George R. Brown Convention Center

12 - 1:30 p.m. Learn at Lunch—George R. Brown Convention Center

6 - 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception—TNLA Goes ... to the Moon!—Hilton Americas-Houston 

Opening night reception. Free Admission—Badge required.

6:30 - 8 p.m. Certification Reception—Hilton Americas-Houston

Reception honoring all active TCNPs, TMCNPs, TCLPs and CLTs. Invitation only!

Saturday, August 16

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nursery/Landscape Expo Registration Hours—George R. Brown Convention Center

8 - 9:30 a.m. Growing and Hispanic Employee Education—George R. Brown Convention Center

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nursery/Landscape Expo Exhibit Hours—George R. Brown Convention Center

12 - 1:30 p.m. Learn at Lunch—George R. Brown Convention Center

Sunday, August 17

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nursery/Landscape Expo Registration and Exhibit Hours—George R. Brown Convention Center

Education Conference

Thursday, August 14, George R. Brown Convention Center

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Irrigator CEU

  • Track I: Smart Technologies for Irrigation Management
  • Track II: Prediction and Estimating Land Water Use and Understanding Pumps

8:30 - 9:15 Ideas for Action-Networking Breakfast
(Continental Breakfast Included in Registration)

9:15 - 10 a.m. Sanity Sustained: Balancing Work and Family Life
Dr. Susan Fletcher, Smart Zone Solutions

10 - 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Conferences

  • Running Your Business: Working in the Smart Zone
    Dr. Susan Fletcher, Smart Zone Solutions
  • Plant Material: New Plants
    Heidi Sheesley, TreeSearch Farms
  • Outdoor Living: Outdoor Living Trends: What’s Hot and What’s Not for 2009
    Susan McCoy, Garden Media Group
  • Leaning Green: Green Terminology
    Astrid Volder, Texas AgriLife Research
  • Pest Management: Stomping Fire Ants
    Paul Nester, Texas AgriLife Extension

11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Conferences

Running Your Business: Slow Down or Ramp Up?
Charlie Hall, Texas A&M University

Plant Material: Texas Superstars
Jerry Parsons, Texas AgriLife Extension

Outdoor Living: Outdoor Kitchens
Scott Campbell, Milestone Distributors

Leaning Green: Death by Hardscape
Johnette Taylor, Roundtree Landscaping

Pest Management: Top 10 Uninvited Pests
Bart Drees, Texas AgriLife Extension

12 - 1 p.m. Lunch Break

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Work Smart, Have Fun and Make Money
Phil Sorentino, Humor Consultants

1 - 5 p.m. Irrigator CEU

  • Track I: Smart Technologies for Irrigation Management
  • Track II: Predicting and Estimating Land Water Use and Understanding Pumps

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Conferences

Running Your Business: Focusing Your Business Strategy in Tough Times
Charlie Hall, Texas A&M University

Plant Material: Myths and Mysteries of Drought-Tolerant Plants
Dennis Swartzell, Mountain States Wholesale Nursery

Outdoor Living: Creating Outdoor Rooms
Devin Christison, GLS Enterprise of Texas

Leaning Green: Going Green with Earthkind
Don Wilkerson, Texas AgriLife Extension

Pest Management: Growing Healthy Trees in Texas Landscapes
Dave Appel, Texas AgriLife Extension

2:45 - 3 p.m. Break

3 - 4 p.m. Conferences

Running Your Business: Managing Change
Phil Sorentino, Humor Consultants

Plant Material: Wonderful World of Ornamental Grasses
Dave Dagen, Emerald Coast Growers

Outdoor Living: Shedding Light on Your Landscape Creations
Gerry De La Vega, TerraDek Lighting

Leaning Green: Keeping It Green: Top 10 Landscape Mistakes
Doug Welsh, Texas AgriLife Extension

Pest Management: Turf Troubles
Jim McAfee, Texas AgriLife Extension

4 - 5 p.m. Update on Laws and Regs
Jim Quintanilla, Texas Dept. of Agriculture

Outdoor Product Showcase

Rain or shine, the Nursery/Landscape Expo will have hands on demonstrations of the newest outdoor products. Shuttle bus transportation provided.

Industry professionals attending the Outdoor Product Showcase will receive a complimentary barbecue dinner. All you need is your Expo badge (you’ll have it if you preregister for Expo), or you can sign in onsite at the showcase.

Here are just some of the products you will see at the Outdoor Product Showcase:

Mowers of all sizes, hydroseeding units, tractors, trucks, skid steer loaders, utility vehicles, irrigation equipment, tree spades, bark/leaf blowers, trimmers, chain saws, trenchers, track loaders, brush cutters, functional outdoor living products and much more.