Turf Magazine - February, 2009

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2009 Landscape Industry Show

Los Angeles, Calif.February 25-26

Award-winning displays, the latest and greatest landscape products and equipment and educational seminars by some of the most respected experts in their fields are all on tap for CLCA’s 30th annual Landscape Industry Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Well-known as the West’s largest and longest-running show for green industry professionals, this year’s LIS is shaping up to be the best ever.

There will be more than 100,000 square feet of convention floor taken over by thousands of plants, demonstration gardens, exhibitors and vendors and showing off green industry products and technology—including trucks and tractors, tillers and trenchers—and information about patio systems, outdoor kitchens, lighting, irrigation, hardscape techniques and materials and more.

This year, one part of the show will be dedicated to water features and ponds, where you’ll see everything needed to build ponds: pond pumps, liners, filters, etc.

There will also be a reflection pond and garden at the entrance of the show for people to walk in and take a minute to decide where they want to go first.

2009 Show Dates and Times
Wednesday, February 25: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, February 26: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Attendee Registration
Tuesday, February 24: 12 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, February 25: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, February 26: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Seminars

Most classes are $40; two classes, $70; three classes, $90; unlimited classes, $120

Wednesday, February 25

8 - 10 a.m.

  • Managing Landscapes in Time of Drought (English)

In 2009, California landscape contractors may face the most severe outdoor watering restrictions in state history. Millions of dollars are being allocated to turf removal programs through water districts. If your customers are mandated to use 50 percent less water than last year, how will your business cope? What services will you offer them if their lawns “go brown?”

Panel will be chaired by water guru Mike Baron, chair of CLCA’s Resource Management Committee.

  • Implementing Effective Water Management Solutions

Participants will prepare for the CLCA Water Management Certification written test while learning specific procedures to help their clients save water and money.

Water expert John Moore is the program manager for CLCA’s Water Management Certification Program.

  • Profiting with Water Features

Water features are the fastest growing trend in landscaping, and can become a valuable addition to your existing business. Learn practical tips from the experts who have “been there, installed that.”
Rajan Patel, Aquascape, Inc.

  • Mastering the New LED Landscape Lighting Technology

Will new LED landscape lights illuminate your future? We’ll look at a detailed breakdown of costs and benefits, and outline steps to help guarantee trouble-free sales, design and installation. Seminar qualifies for new CLT-renewal required continuing education units (CEUs).
Jeffrey R. Dross is a lighting expert with Kichler Lighting.

  • Sustainable Practices in Landscape Architecture and Construction

Learn what sustainable practices and choices are important to landscape architects, and how contractors can be aware and progressive in the field. Seminar qualifies for new CLT-renewal required continuing education units (CEUs).
Allegra Bukojemsky RLA, ASLA, LEED AP, and Patrick Curran, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP.

  • Using Organic & Sustainable Practices to Build Healthy Landscapes

Learn how to manage landscapes in organic and sustainable ways that build healthy soils, incorporate probiotic, beneficial organisms and utilize natural and organic fertilizers. Mulch, mulch and mulch more! Seminar qualifies for new CLT-renewal required continuing education units (CEUs).
Gisele Schoniger is the organic category manager for Kellogg Supply, Inc.

  • Overcoming Pitfalls Confronting New Managers

Learn to recognize and overcome pitfalls faced by new or inexperienced managers. Many problems occur within federally regulated areas, such as discrimination, while others fall into “gray” areas.
Stacey Rochelle, CAE, and Mari Bradford, CAE, are labor law experts with the California Employers Association.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Water Management Certification Test

Written test $200 for the general public, $100 for CLCA members.
John Moore

1 - 3 p.m.

  • Managing Landscapes in Time of Drought (Spanish)

What steps will you need to take to comply with Gov. Schwarzenegger’s call for a 20 percent reduction in water use by the year 2020? Our panel of experts will provide practical and obtainable solutions.
Panel will be chaired by water guru Mike Baron, chair of CLCA’s Resource Management Committee.

  • How to Get Paid—In Full—During These Difficult Times

Master the “nuts and bolts” of getting paid in full. Learn the psychological vs. the technical aspects of asking for money and how to ask—and not ask—to be paid while overcoming excuses, stalls and evasions.
Len Sklar

  • Going Green with New Water Efficient Landscape Ordinances

Concerned by new water efficient landscape ordinances? The Department of Water Resources workshop will explain the new requirements and how landscape architects can comply and “go green.”

Kent Frame, senior land & water use scientist with DWR’s Office of Water Use Efficiency & Transfers, will chair this panel.

  • Promoting Environmentally Friendly Designs

Learn how you can “go green” through your designs. From irrigation to soil prep, hardscape to plant selection, there are many ways to make your work more environmentally friendly. Seminar qualifies for new CLT-renewal required continuing education units (CEUs).
Joni Wilson of Inside Out Landscapes is an APLD certified designer.

  • Mastering the Certified Landscape Technician Test

After reviewing the written and hands-on CLT test components, Team Certification will focus on the four most troublesome test areas: Plant ID, Plant Sensitivity, Plan Reading and Maintenance.
CLCA Certification Committee.

  • Saving Water with Rainwater Harvesting

Approximately 80 percent of rainwater runs into storm sewers. Learn practical design, sales and installation tech­niques that will allow you instead to capture, filter and store rainwater, and help conserve our world’s most precious resource: fresh water. Seminar qualifies for new CLT-renewal required continuing education units (CEUs).
Dave Kelly, Aquascape, Inc.

  • Implementing Key Prevention Strategies Against Construction Defect Claims

Construction defect litigation is an unfortunate reality of doing business in California and other nearby states. Learn key strategies to prevent construction defect claims and mitigate the cost of construction defect claims and lawsuits.

Moderated by Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, featuring representatives of York Insurance Services Group.

  • Water Management & Controllers (Spanish)

Learn about the best use of water, difference between save and preserve water, differences between “regular” and “smart” controllers, and how controllers can save water. Seminar qualifies for new CLT-renewal required continuing education units (CEUs).
Jaime Bayona, Ewing Irrigation Products.

Thursday, February 26

8 - 10 a.m.

  • Managing Landscapes in Time of Drought (English)

In 2009, California landscape contractors may face the most severe outdoor watering restrictions in state history. Millions of dollars are being allocated to turf removal programs through water districts. If your customers are mandated to use 50 percent less water than last year, how will your business cope? What services will you offer them if their lawns “go brown?”

Panel will be chaired by water guru Mike Baron, chair of CLCA’s Resource Management Committee.

  • How to Get Paid—In Full—During These Difficult Times

Master the “nuts and bolts” of getting paid in full. Learn the psychological vs. the technical aspects of asking for money and how to ask—and not ask—to be paid while overcoming excuses, stalls and evasions.
Len Sklar

  • Profiting with Water Features

Water features are the fastest growing trend in landscaping, and can become a valuable addition to your existing business. Learn practical tips from the experts who have “been there, installed that.”

Rajan Patel, Aquascape, Inc.

  • Mastering the New LED Landscape Lighting Technology

Will new LED landscape lights illuminate your future? We’ll look at a detailed breakdown of costs and benefits, and outline steps to help guarantee trouble-free sales, design and installation. Seminar qualifies for new CLT-renewal required continuing education units (CEUs).

Jeffrey R. Dross is a lighting expert with Kichler Lighting.

  • Sustainable Practices in Landscape Architecture and Construction

Learn what sustainable practices and choices are important to landscape architects, and how contractors can be aware and progressive in the field. Seminar qualifies for new CLT-renewal required continuing education units (CEUs).

Allegra Bukojemsky RLA, ASLA, LEED AP, and Patrick Curran, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP.

  • Overcoming Pitfalls Confronting New Managers

Learn to recognize and overcome pitfalls faced by new or inexperienced managers. Many problems occur within federally regulated areas, such as discrimination, while others fall into “gray” areas.

Stacey Rochelle, CAE, and Mari Bradford, CAE, are labor law experts with the California Employers Association.

  • Implementing Key Prevention Strategies Against Construction Defect Claims

Construction defect litigation is an unfortunate reality of doing business in California and other nearby states. Learn key strategies to prevent construction defect claims and mitigate the cost of construction defect claims and lawsuits.

Moderated by Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, featuring representatives of York Insurance Services Group.

8 a.m. - Noon

  • CLT Test

New written test and retake tests. Entire written test, $160; one retake question, $85; two retakes, $110; three retakes, $135; four retakes, $160.
CLCA Certification Committee

1 - 3 p.m.

  • Managing Landscapes in Time of Drought (Spanish)

What steps will you need to take to comply with Gov. Schwarzenegger’s call for a 20 percent reduction in water use by the year 2020? Our panel of experts will provide practical and obtainable solutions.

Panel will be chaired by water guru Mike Baron, chair of CLCA’s Resource Management Committee.

  • Integrating Water Management into Your Landscape Maintenance Business

In this advanced seminar, CLCA Water Management Certification Program participants will learn how to map/measure a site, establish baseline irrigation schedules and manage monthly variations. Meter reading and reporting, maintenance crew training methods, bookkeeping and monthly reporting and schedule adjustments will be covered. Seminar qualifies for new CLT-renewal required continuing education units (CEUs).

Water experts John Moore and Scott McGilvray are with CLCA’s Certified Water Manager program.

  • Going Green with New Water Efficient Landscape Ordinances

Concerned by new water efficient landscape ordinances? The Department of Water Resources workshop will explain the new requirements and how landscape architects can comply and “go green.”

Kent Frame, senior land & water use scientist with DWR’s Office of Water Use Efficiency & Transfers, will chair this panel.

  • Promoting Environmentally Friend­ly Designs

Learn how you can “go green” through your designs. From irrigation to soil prep, hardscape to plant selection, there are many ways to make your work more environmentally friendly. Seminar qualifies for new CLT-renewal required continuing education units (CEUs).

Joni Wilson of Inside Out Landscapes is an APLD certified designer.

  • Using Organic & Sustainable Practices to Build Healthy Landscapes

Learn how to manage landscapes in organic and sustainable ways that build healthy soils, incorporate probiotic, beneficial organisms and utilize natural and organic fertilizers. Mulch, mulch and mulch more! Seminar qualifies for new CLT-renewal required continuing education units (CEUs).

Gisele Schoniger is the organic category manager for Kellogg Supply, Inc.

  • Saving Water with Rainwater Harvesting

Approximately 80 percent of rainwater runs into storm sewers. Learn practical design, sales and installation techniques that will allow you instead to capture, filter and store rainwater, and help conserve our world’s most precious resource: fresh water. Seminar qualifies for new CLT-renewal required continuing education units (CEUs).

Dave Kelly, Aquascape, Inc.

  • Student Seminar: Gaining Your Green Industry Entry Key

Earn the CLCA water certification, certified landscape technician and pest control advisor certifications while in college and provide keys to your future. Free with student ID.

Panel discussion led by Jon Singley, a past president of CLCA and owner of Blue Spruce Landscape.

  • Pipe Sizing and Scheduling (Spanish)

Learn to select the right size of PVC pipe, considering flow, speed and friction loss; basic irrigation design and scheduling. Seminar qualifies for new CLT-renewal required continuing education units (CEUs).

Jaime Bayona, Ewing Irrigation Products.

List of Exhibitors

3M Electrical Markets Division
4M Nurseries
A World of Pottery
AA Equipment
ABC Nursery, Inc.
Acker-Stone Industries
Advanced Drainage Systems
AG Industrial Services, Inc.
A-G Sod Farms, Inc.
Agra Tech, Inc.
AJJ Associates/Landscape Resources
Alliance Outdoor Lighting, Inc
American Honda Motor Co.
American Soil Amendment Products
American Wholesale Nurseries
Animal Pest Mgmt. Svc., Inc.
Antelco/Micro Irrigation Products
Aqua Bella Designs
Aqua-Flo Supply
Aquasave
Aquascape, Inc.
Artesia Sawdust Products, Inc.
Asian Ceramics, Inc.
Badger Meter, Inc.
Ball Horticultural Co.
Bamboo Pipeline, Inc.
Barenbrug USA, Inc.
Baron Bag & Erosion Supply
Baron Brothers Nursery, Inc.
Bay Shore Systems, Inc.
Bedrock Boulders
Best Quality Lighting
Best/JR Simplot Co.
Big Trees Nursery
Bishop Co.
Blount Int’l
Bobbex, Inc.
Boething Treeland Farms, Inc.
Bowie Ind., Inc./Monarch Equip.
Bowsmith
Briggs Tree Co., Inc.
Bullet Mole
Butler Box & Stake
Cal Poly University, Pomona
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Calico Products, Inc.
California Landscape Lighting
Calsense
City Chevrolet
Coastline Equip.
Come Unglued, Inc.
Corona Lighting, Inc.
Corona Wholesale Nursery
Cragoe Pest Services, Inc.
Creative Sales, Inc.
Cuyamaca College
Dabmar
Dawn Industries
Deep Root Partners
Deigaard Nurseries, Inc.
Dekorra Products
Detmers, Inc.
DeWitt Co.
Dig Corp.
Direct Edge, Inc.
Ditch Witch of Southern California
DLT Growers, Inc.
DM Color Express, Inc.
Drafix Software, Inc.
Dura Plastic Products, Inc.
DynaScape Software
Earth Saver Erosion Control Products
EarthWorks Soil Amendments, Inc.
ECI Fuel Systems
Eco Pneumatic
Elandia.com
Ellis Farms, Inc.
Ewing Irrigation Products
Expertise Growers
Flynn & Enslow, Inc.
Focus Industries, Inc.
Four Seasons Wholesale Nursery
FX Luminaire, Inc.
Gail Materials
Gallos Nursery
Garden Art Int’l
GardenSoft
Golden Eagle Dist. Corp.
Grand View Geraniums Gardens, Inc.
Green Industry Talk Show
Green Meadow Growers
Green Touch Ind.
Green View Nursery, Inc.
Greenform
Greenland Supply, Inc.
Greenwall, Inc.
Griswold Controls
Gro-Power, Inc.
GroWest Nurseries
H.S.G. Safety Supply
Hadco
Haddonstone (USA) Ltd.
Hanson Palms
Harnois Industries, Inc.
Hendrickson Bros.
Hit Products Corp.
Homeowners Marketing Services
Honeywell/MWD Save Water, Save A Buck
Horizon
Horticopia, Inc.
Hunter Industries
Hydro-Plant, Inc.
Hydro-Scape Products, Inc.
Imperial Sprinkler Supply, Inc.
Include Software Corp.
Inland Empire Regional Composting
Innovative Pond Products, Inc.
International Gardens Artisans
International Palm Growers
IPS Corp.
Irrigation & Green Industry Magazine
Irrigation Association
Irrometer Co., Inc.
J. R. Partners
J. Wilkins Artscape
Jain Irrigation
JHL Co.
John Deere Landscapes
JR Huston Enterprises
JRM Chemical
Jurassic Garden At A + A Cycads
Kellogg Supply, Inc.
Kendall Palm Nursery, Inc.
Kichler Landscape Lighting
King Brothers Industries
KRC Rock, Inc.
Landscape Contractor Magazine
Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc.
Las Palmas Ranch
Lasco Fittings, Inc.
LeMeur Welding & Mfg. Co.
Lightcraft
M & M Plant Sales
Mad-Takin Hydraulics
Manuel Silva & Associates
Marina del Rey Garden Center
Marsan Turf & Irrigation Supply, Inc.
Mauget
McHutchison Horticultural Distrib.
Milfelds’ Nursery, Inc.
Miramar Wholesale Nursery
Monrovia Growers
Monterey Bay Nursery, Inc.
Mountain States Wholesale Nursery
Mt. San Antonio College
Munro Systems
Natina Products, LLC
Neenah Foundry Co.
Netafim Irrigation, Inc.
New Leaf Organics
New West Growers
Newport Tree Brokers
Nicholas Chevrolet
Nightscaping/Loran, Inc.
Norman’s Nursery, Inc.
Norwood Int’l
O’Connor Sales
Olson Irrigation Systems
Orange County Nursery, Inc.
Orbit Pro Irrigation Products
Orco Paving Stones
Oreq Corp.
Otto & Sons Nursery
Pacific Coast Dist.
Pacific Equip.
Pacific Sod
Paige Electric Co.
Pardee Tree Nursery
Performance Nursery, Inc.
Permaloc Corp.
Pottery Mfg. & Dist., Inc.
Power Trim Co.
Precision Property Measurements
Professional Ponds, Inc.
Progressive Commercial Insurance
Quick Crete Products Corp.
R P W Services, Inc.
Rain Bird Corp.
Rain Master
RC Einfeldt, Inc.
Recon Native Plants, Inc.
Recycled Wood Products
Reed’s Irrigation Serv.
Rockscapes Prof. Landscape Lighting
RSG/MWD/Socal Water$mart
S & S Seeds
San Marcos Growers
Sanders Hydroseeding, Inc.
Sequoia Horticultural Products
Sierra Building Products
Silver Canyon Nurseries
Simplot Partners
Sims Tree Health Specialists
Smith Pipe & Supply, Inc.
Soil & Plant Laboratory, Inc.
SourceOne
Southland Sod Farms
Southwest Boulder & Stone
Southwest Trees & Turf
Spears Mfg. Co., Inc.
Spec Management Group dba Champion Irrigation Products
Specialty Oaks, Inc.
Specification Sales
SPJ Lighting, Inc.
State Compensation Insurance Fund
Steamwand
Stokes Ladders, Inc.
Storm Mfg. Group, Inc.
Stover Seed Co.
Sullivan & Mann Lumber Co.
Sun Gro Horticulture
Sunny Slope Tree Farm, Inc.
Sunrise Tree Farm
Superior Sod
Superior Soil Supplements
Sure-Loc Edging/Wolverine Tools
Swan Hill Nurseries LLC
SYNLawn of California, Inc.
T.I.P. Sales, Inc.
Target Specialty Products
T. Christy Enterprises, Inc.
Techstone, Inc.
The Goldhill Group
Tiger Turf Express
TMC Power Equip., Inc.
The Toro Co.
Toro Nursery
Tri-State Materials, Inc.
Triumph Geo-Synthetics, Inc.
Tucor, Inc.
Turf Magazine (Moose River Media)
Turf Star
TurfMaker Corp.
UC-Riverside Extension
Underhill International Corp.
Unique Lighting Systems
United Plant Grower
United Sports Surfacing of America
Univar USA
Universal Lighting Systems, Inc.
V.I.T. Products, Inc.
Valley Crest Tree Co.
Valvette Systems Corp.
Vermeer Pacific
Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting
Visual Impact Imaging
Vitamin Institute
Walker Mfg. Co.
Water Garden News
West Coast Turf
West Texas Plants/Big Bend Stone
Western Farm Service
Western Lawn Equip. Co.
Westmark Enterprises
Yodle