News from ASLA

The American Society of Landscape Architects announced the selection of 10 new honorary members for their work in education, government, environmental activism and dedication to the landscape architecture profession. The new honorary members are Arnold Alanen, professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Susan Cahill-Aylward, managing director, Information & Professional Practices, ASLA; Rep. Russ Carnahan of Missouri; Bob Graham, former governor and senator of Florida; Stephen E. Hamwey, principal, Sasaki; John Norquist, president and CEO of Congress for the New Urbanism and former mayor of Milwaukee; Sally Reynolds, historian; Nancy C. Somerville, executive vice president and CEO, ASLA; Jeff Speck, president and CEO, Speck & Associates LLC; and Connie Spellman, director, Omaha by Design.

Lisa Heinzerling was chosen to serve as the closing keynote speaker at the 2009 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo, held in Chicago, Ill. Heinzerling is the associate administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation.

TPI Holds Convention & Field Days

Turfgrass Producers International held its 2009 Summer Convention & Field Days in East Lansing, Mich. Dr. Kevin Frank, Michigan State University turfgrass extension specialist, provided a special research tour. He addressed managing necrotic ring spot in Kentucky bluegrass; effects of preemergent and postemergent herbicides on Kentucky bluegrass establishment; best management practices for weed control; controlling crabgrass with preemergent and postemergent herbicides; and a decade of nitrogen leaching at MSU.

Green Industry Professionals Support HRI

The Horticultural Research Institute, the research affiliate of the American Nursery & Landscape Association, held a summer benefit event in support of its annual giving program. The reception showcased significant milestones in HRI’s effort to develop a sustainable, biodegradable plant container for the green industry. The event raised $86,000 in support of HRI’s proactive research agenda. During the benefit, significant funds were donated by the Alabama Nursery & Landscape Association, the Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association and the South Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association.

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