Secaucus, N.J., February 25

The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association’s 32nd annual trade show and conference will take place at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J., again this year. The show is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25, and show time is 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Preregistration fee is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers, or $35 the day of the show. New Jersey Landscape 2009 will feature over 150 companies showcasing the newest products, equipment, materials and services. The education program will be coordinated by Rutgers University Cooperative Extension, and will include seminars for DEP pesticide recertification credits.

For information about exhibiting or registering, call 201-703-3600 or visit

2009 Educational Program

9 – 9:15 a.m.
Mr. Brian Phiefer, president, New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association
Mr. Jerry Biuso, executive director, New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
DEP Credit Session-Room A
Category 3A = 6, 3B = 2, CORE = 2, PP2 = 6
New Jersey pesticide recertification credits will be awarded at the conclusion of this morning program. You must attend all sessions from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to qualify for credits. Pennsylvania credits also available.

9:15 – 10 a.m.
What’s New in Turf and Ornamental Weed Control?
Dr. Steve Hart, specialist in turf and ornamental weed science, Rutgers Cooperative Extension/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

10 – 10:45 a.m.
Major Diseases of Landscape Plants: Integrated Strategies for Control
Dr. Ann B. Gould, specialist in ornamental pathology, Rutgers Cooperative Extension/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Tree Choices and Planting Site Can Impact Future Landscape IPM Decisions
Dr. Jason Grabosky, specialist in urban forestry, Rutgers Cooperative Extension/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pesticide Safety for Landscape Contractors in the Garden State
Ms. Patricia Hastings, pesticide safety education program coordinator, Rutgers Cooperative Extension/New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station

2009 Business Seminars

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Proposed Landscape Licensing Open Discussion
Room B

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Build Your Bottom Lime with the Eight Secrets of Successful Marketing
Mr. Jon Goldman, brand launcher, Lumpy Mail of Baltimore, Md.
Room B

1 – 2 p.m.
Increase Sales & Profits with a Landscape Plan
Mr. Jody Shilan, Jody Shilan Designs, LLC
Room A

Measuring, Controlling & Managing
Mr. Michael Napolitano, Meisel, Tuteur & Lewis, P.C.
Room B

2 – 3 p.m.
Water Features as a Profit Center
Mr. Pieter van Westervelt, Premium Aquascapes
Room A

Upselling Lawn Care & Tree/Shrub Care Services
Dr. David Crank, Bayer Environmental Science
Room B

2009 Exhibitors

Action Rubber & Industrial Supply
Anchor Concrete Products
Aquarius Supply, Inc
Astec Underground North Atlantic
Atlantic Irrigation Specialties, Inc.
Atlantic Power, Inc.
Baldwin Unlimited, Inc.
Bartlett Tree Experts
Barton Nursery, Inc.
Benner’s Gardens Deer Fencing
Birch Hill Nursery, Inc.
Bissett Nursery Corp.
Bobcat of North Jersey and Mid-Hudson
Bollinger Insurance
Capitol Pavers & Retaining Walls
Cedar Hill Nursery, Inc.
Cel-Tek LLC
Central Irrigation
Condurso’s Wholesale Distr. Center
Construction & Industrial Equip.
Country Folks Grower
DeBuck’s Sod Farm of NY, Inc
Downes Forest Products
East Coast Tree Movers
Eastern Fence
Environmental Renewal, LLC
Foley, Inc.
Fleet-Track Services
Gra$$ Landscaper Billing Service/Obex Data Services
Hertz Equipment Rental
Hustler Turf Equip.—Kimbers, Inc.
International Bulb Co., Inc.
JC Hill Tree Farms, Inc.
Jesco, Inc.
Jody Shilan, MLA
John Deere Landscapes
KPM Exceptional, LLC
L. P. Statile
Lawn Equipment Parts Co.
Levitt’s LLC
Maine Evergreen Nursery
Martin Financial Group
Middleton & Company Insurance
Modern Handling Equipment
New Jersey Deer Control
Northeast Stihl
Northern Nurseries
Orange Garden Supply
Paul Congelosi Sales, Inc.
Pennington Seed, Inc.
Pleasant Run Nursery
Precision Work, Inc.
Pro Parts Direct
Reliable Wood Products
Shuback Farms, Inc.
Sports and Golf Solutions
Stephen L. Green Trailers
Storr Tractor Company
Tech Terra Organics
The New Jersey Cooperator
The Terre Company of NJ
Tidbury Creek Farms
Timberland Machines, Inc.
United Rentals, Inc.
Van Dine’s Four Wheel Drive Ctr.
Wolbert & Master, Inc.