MANTS 2020

January 8-10, 2020
Baltimore Convention Center
 

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Schedule of Events

  Day 1 - February 20th
Session Speaker Time Title Handouts
Registration     7:30 -
 8:15am
 Registration, Continental Breakfast, Vendor Networking, and Silent Auction  
Opening Remarks Ms. Jessica Todd  8:15 -
 8:30am
   
Keynote Ms. Rebecca Lemos-Otero  8:30 -
 9:30am
Blossoming Together  
Nursery Grower  Mr. Chris Beytes  10:00-
 10:55am
Trends, Counter-Trends and Game-Changers: What's the Next Big (or Little) Thing in Horticulture? (Joint with Greenhouse)  
Nursery Grower Mr. Bennett Saunders  11:00 -
 11:55am
Boxwood, What's Next? (Joint with Landscape)  
Nursery Grower Mr. David Kinderline  1:05 -
 2:00pm
Care and Maintenance for the Backyard Orchard  
Nursery Grower Dr. Alexa Lamm  2:15 -
 3:10pm
How Growers Make Decisions   
Nursery Grower Ms. Victoria Bolden  3:15 -
 4:10pm
 Propagation Techniques  
Landscape Contractor  Ms. Beth Ginter  10:00 -
 10:55am
The Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Certification (CBLP): Defining a New Standard of Practice for Sustainable Landscaping  
 Landscape Contractor Mr. Bennett Saunders  11:00 -
 11:55am
Boxwood, What's Next? (Joint with Nursery)   
 Landscape Contractor  Mr. Phil Westcott
Mr. Justen Garrity
 1:05 -
 2:00pm
Composting: Soil Health and Turning Waste to Wealth  
 Landscape Contractor Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp  2:15 -
 3:10pm
The Joy of Bees  
 Landscape Contractor Mr. Terry Burns
Ms. Alice Sturm
 3:15 -
 4:10pm
More Than Just a Pretty Picture: Contemporary Trends in Landscape Architecture   
Greenhouse Grower  Mr. Chris Beytes  10:00 -
10:55 am
Trends, Counter-Trends and Game-Changers: What's the Next Big (or Little) Thing in Horticulture?   
Greenhouse Grower Mr. Stanton Gill
Mr. Brian Kunkel
 11:00 -
11:55am
New Developments in Whitefly and Mealybug Control   
Greenhouse Grower Mr. Chris  Beytes 1:05 -
2:00pm
Ten Ways to Figure Payback (Joint with Business)   
Greenhouse Grower Mr. Steve Castorani 2:15-
3:10pm
Buzz Feed: Native Perennials and Prime Cultivars for Enticing Pollinator Species   
Greenhouse Grower Mr. Paul Hartnett
Mr. Brett Karp
3:15 -
4:10pm
What Growers Will Be Growing and What Garden Centers Should Be Selling for 2019 (Joint with Retail)   
 Retail Growers and Garden Center Mr. George Weigel  10:00 -
 10:55am
Eat Your Yard: How to Blend Edibles into the Landscape  
Retail Growers and Garden Center  Mr. Scott Vergara  11:00-
 11:55am
Carnivorous Plants: What's the Big Deal?! How Can You Not Love A Plant That Eats House Flies, Yellow Jackets, Fruit Flies and More?   
Retail Growers and Garden Center  Mr. George Weigel  1:05 -
 2:10pm
What Will Be the Hot Gardening Trends of 2019?   
Retail Growers and Garden Center Mr. Scott Vergara  2:15 -
 3:10pm
But You SAID it was..."What We've Got Here is a Failure to Communicate" Cool Hand Luke (1967)   
Retail Growers and Garden Center Mr. Paul Hartnett
Mr. Brett Karp
 3:15 -
 4:10pm
What Growers Will Be Growing and What Garden Centers Should Be Selling for 2019 (Joint with Greenhouse) 
 
Business Mr. Tal Coley 10:00 -
 10:55am
Hauling Ag: An Update on Trucking Regulations  
Business Panel 11:00-
 11:55am
How to Manage the Unexpected   
Business Mr. Chris Beytes 1:05 -
 2:10pm
Ten Ways to Figure Payback (Joint with Greenhouse)   
Business Ms. Marianna Batie  2:15 -
 3:10pm
You Reap What You Sow: Planning to Transfer the Ownership of Your Business to the Next Generation  
Business  Ms. Kimberly Rice
Ms. Jamie Tsambikos
Ms. Deborah Hayes
 3:15 -
 4:10pm
Keeping Trade Engaged - MDA Addresses Issues Affecting Interstate Commerce   































































 
Day 2 - February 21st
Session Speaker Time Title Handouts
Registration   7:30- 8:00 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Vendor Networking  
Opening Remarks Ms. Jessica Todd 8:00- 8:10 am    
Biocontrol Mr. Stanton Gill
Dr. David Clement
8:10- 9:00am From the Field: Field Trials Research Update - Low Risk Insecticides and Bio Controls  
General Sessions: Grower and Landscape Ms. Margery Daughtrey  9:00-
 9:55am
BMPs for Preventing the Spread of Boxwood Blight
 
 
General Sessions: Grower and Landscape Ms. Emelie Swackharner  10:00- 10:55am Invasive Insects in Pennsylvania: Spotted Lanterfly and Allium Leafminer  
General Sessions: Grower and Landscape  Dr. Paula Shrewsbury  11:00- 11:55am IPM of Key Insect Pests in Nurseries and Landscapes  
Nursery and Landscape Hands-On Dr. Karen Rane
Mr. Stanton Gill
Ms. Mary Kay Malinoski
Dr. David Clement
Ms. Suzanne Klick
 9:00-12:00pm Hands-On Diagnostic Session
*This session is limited to the first 25 registrants
 
General Sessions: Grower and Landscape Ms. Ginny Rosenkranz  1:00-1:55pm The Art and Science of Pest Prediction  
General Sessions: Grower and Landscape Mr. Chuck Schuster  2:00-2:55pm Technological Advances in Spray Drift Control  
Turf Management Mr. Geoff Rinehart 1:00-1:55pm Bay-Friendly Lawn Care  
Turf Management Mr. Joseph Doherty  2:00-2:55pm Expectations of Synthetic and Organic Turfgrass Management  Programs for Pest Management  
Nutrient Management Dr. John Lea-Cox  1:00-1:55pm Developing an Online Tool for Estimating Plant-Available Water in Soilless Substrates  
Nutrient Management Dr. Andrew Ristvey 2:00-2:55pm Nutrient Management Updates  
Turf Nutrient Management Mr. Chuck Schuster  1:00 -
 1:55pm
Understanding Turf Fertility Needs, From Soup to Nuts  
Turf Nutrient Management Ms. Ginny Rosenkranz 2:00-2:55pm Calibration of Nutrient Application Equipment  
Aquatics Ms. Kelly Billing 1:00-1:55pm Chemical Alternatives to Water Quality Improvement  
Recertification Mr. Russell Noratel
Mr. Alvin Harris
3:00- 3:30pm Recertification Updates