MANTS 2018

January 10 - 12, 2018
Baltimore Convention Center
 

View the MANTS 2017 Show Summary Press Release, and visit the MANTS  website for further show data/demographics and testimonials. Visit the MANTS Website for MANTS 2018 exhibitor and attendee information.  Be sure to check out the great videos on the MANTS website, as well. 

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Schedule of Events

        

Day 1 - February 23, 2017
Session Speaker
Time
Title Handouts 
Registration and Continental Breakfast   7:30 - 8:15 am Vendor Networking
Preview Silent Auction 
                                                             
Opening Remarks Mr. Steve Black, MNLGA President  8:15 - 8:30 am
Keynote Mr. Lloyd Traven  8:30 - 9:40 am 867-5309: Are we STILL Sending an 80's Message in the 21st Century?   
Nursery Grower (Joint session with Landscape Contractor)   Mr. Norm Dart, Ms. Dana Rhodes, Mr. Robert Trumbule
Mr. Robert Saunders 
10:00- 10:55 am Boxwood Blight - Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? 
The Future of Boxwood
Download MDA checklist
Download MDA handout
Nursery Grower (Joint session with Landscape Contractor)   Mr. Tim Zastrow and Mr. Josh Nadler  11:00 - 11:55 am Green Side Up - Trees Need More Than This! 
Nursery Grower Mr. Ko Klaver   1:05 - 2:00 pm Flowerbulbs to Bulb Flowers, How to Select, Grow, and Go to Market!
Nursery Grower (Joint session with Landscape Contractor)   Mr. Ed Snodgrass  2:15 - 3:10 pm Green Roofs and Ecosystem Services
Nursery Grower  Dr. Hannah Mathers   3:15 - 4:10 pm Message in a Bottle: Season-Long Container Weed Control Download handout
Landscape Contractor (Joint session with Nursery Grower) Mr. Norm Dart, Ms. Dana Rhodes, Mr. Robert Trumbule
Mr. Robert Saunders 
10:00 - 10:55 am Boxwood Blight - Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? 
The Future of Boxwood
Download MDA checklist
Download MDA handout
 Landscape Contractor (Joint session with Nursery Grower) Mr. Tim Zastrow and Mr. Josh Nadler   11:00 - 11:55 am Green Side Up - Trees Need More Than This! 
 Landscape Contractor  Dr. Hannah Mathers   1:05 - 2:00 pm Diagnosing Long - and Short - Term Effects of Herbicides on Landscape Plants  Download handout
Landscape Contractor (Joint session with Nursery Grower) Mr. Ed Snodgrass  2:15 - 3:10 pm Green Roofs and Ecosystem Services 
 Landscape Contractor  Mr. Edmund Gregan  3:15 - 4:10 pm Transplanting Hazards of Woody Ornamentals  Download handout
Greenhouse Grower (joint session with Retail) Mr. Brett Karp, Mr. Paul Hartnett, Ms. Rebecca Lusk, and Mr. Ray Greenstreet  10:00 -10:55 am What Growers WIll be Growing and What Garden Centers Should be Selling for 2017
Greenhouse Grower Dr. Cari Peters   11:00 -11:55 am Deconstructing Fertilizer Formulas 
Greenhouse Grower Dr. Tom Fernandez 1:05 -2:00 pm RFID for the Green Industry: Current Research and Potential Uses  Download handout
Greenhouse Grower  Ms. Margery Daughtrey 2:15-3:10 pm Pitting Your Wits Against Perennial Pathogens  Download handout
Greenhouse Grower  Dr. Joyce Latimer 3:15 -4:10 pm PGR Basics and Their Use on Herbaceous Perennial Plants  Download Presentation
Retail Grower and Garden Center (Joint session with Greenhouse) Mr. Brett Karp, Mr. Paul Hartnett, Ms. Rebecca Lusk, and Mr. Ray Greenstreet  10:00 - 10:55 am What Growers WIll be Growing and What Garden Centers Should be Selling for 2017
Retail Grower and Garden Center  Mr. Lloyd Traven   11:00- 11:55 am Leveraging Edibles 
Retail Grower and Garden Center  Ms. Judy Sharpton  1:05 - 2:10 pm HomeStyle Merchandising: Tapping Into Your Most Important Demographic 
Retail Grower and Garden Center  Ms. Judy Sharpton   2:15 - 3:10 pm The Top Five Investments You Can Make in Your Store for 2017
Retail Grower and Garden Center  Ms. Joan Feely   3:15 - 4:10 pm Tough and Beautiful - Native Plants You Might Have Missed   



















































 

 
 Day  2 - February 24, 2017
Session Speaker Time Title Handouts
Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:30 - 8:05 am Vendor Networking 
Morning Announcements  Mr. Steve Black, MNLGA President  8:05 - 8:10 am
Category 3 Ornamentals and Turf Pest Management  Dr. Paul Leisnham 8:10 - 9:00 am  Uncovering the Mystery Behind Effective Mosquito Management 
Category 3 Ornamentals and Turf Pest Management Mr. Wayne White  9:00 - 9:50 am Let's Talk About TIcks - Awareness, Prevention and Control
Category 3 Ornamentals and Turf Pest Management Dr. Adam Dale  10:10 - 11:00 am  Mitigating the Effects of Warming, Drought, and Insect Pests on Urban Trees  Download handout
Category 3 Ornamentals and Turf Pest Management Dr. Dave Clement 11:00 - 11:50 am  Diseases, Dilemmas, and Diagnostics - How to Help Your Clients in the Landscape 
Greenhouse Grower Dr. Karen Rane, Dr. Dave Clement, Mr. Stanton Gill, and Mr. Brian Kunkle  8:10 - 9:00 am  Reduce Losses in your Greenhouse Crops with IPM Monitoring and Diagnosis 
(Session limited to the first 35 registrants)

Greenhouse Grower Ms. Margery Daughtrey 9:00 - 9:50 am Keeping Those Dratted Diseases Out of Your Greenhouse Crops  Download handout
Recertification Mr. Rob Hofstetter, Mr. Baldwin Williams, and Ms. Judy McGowan 3:00 - 3:30 pm Recertification
Aquatics  Ms. Jackie Takacs  1:00 - 1:55 pm To Herbicide or Not to Herbicide? Alleviating Your Client Fears                                        
Aquatics  Mr. Ray Bosmans  2:00 - 2:55 pm Big Opportunities in Small Ponds 
Turf Management  Mr. Sean Kauffman 1:00 - 1:55 pm M & T Bank Stadium:From Turf to Grass 
Turf Management  Mr. Michael Stachowicz 2:00 - 2:55 pm Rebuilding the National Mall: The Keys to Sustainable Turf 
Nutrient Management  Dr. Andrew Ristvey  1:00 - 1:55 pm The Adanced Risk Assessment: Implementing the Nutrient Management Plan  
Nutrient Management  Dr. John Lea-Cox  2:00 - 2:55 pm What's the Difference Between Soil Moisture and Plant-Available Water? Why is This Important to You? Download Presentation
Turf Nutrient Management  Dr. Mark Carroll  1:00 - 1:55 pm Use of Compost and Microclover as Lawn BMP's 
Turf Nutrient Management  Dr. Joe Roberts  2:00 - 2:55 pm Nutrient Management Strategies for Managing Diseases in the Landscape