Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Landscape Professionals Conference held in Kimberly, WI.  The success of the program is a testament to your support.  
 
Conference partners, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension and the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association have made the formal decision to cancel the 2021 conference due to Covid-19.  We will reschedule for 2022 and look forward to a time when we can gather in person.  
 
If you need continuing education or training opportunities we encourage you to attend the virtual landscape short course program.   This program is held via zoom webinar in partnership with Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Sheboygan and Dane County Extension offices.  Please click for information: 2021 Landscape & Grounds Maintenance Short Course
 
 
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2020 Presentations Available for Download

Click on the name of the presentation to download.  If there is no link active, we have not received the presentation for the speaker to post. 


 

March 3rd



 
TopicSpeaker
Trees & Shrubs for Climate ChangeLaura Jull, Associate Professor
Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison
Myth & Misconceptions of Tree PruningDan Traas, Certified Arborist
Ranger Services


 

 

 

 

March 4th

Landscape
TopicSpeaker
Common Tree Insects & Their ManagementMike Hillstrom
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Shrubs: Show Them Some LoveDan Traas, Certified Arborist
Ranger Services
Landscape Plants Gone RogueKelly Kearns
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Natural Heritage Conservation
Managing Wildlife in the Urban LandscapeDavid Drake, Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist UW-Madison


 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawn Care
TopicSpeaker
Organic Lawn CareBruce Schwiger, Superintendent
UW-Madison, O.J. Noer Research Station
Sprayer CalibrationScott Wendels, Branch Manager
SiteOne Landscape Supply
Grass: A Shady TopicKarl Schimmel
Carlins
Alternatives to Glysophate for Spot Treating WeedsKurt Hockemeyer, Turfgrass Outreach Specialist
UW-Madison, Turfgrass Diagnostic Lab


 

 

 

 

 

 

Hardscape & Other Elements
TopicSpeaker
Best Practices for Outdoor Living AreasJamon Peterson
Extreme Exteriors, Inc.
Outdoor Electronic Innovations: Not Your Father’s BackyardGeorge Webster (Suess Electronics)
Steve Ekblad (Paradigm Electronics)
Tony Blodgett (Seura, Inc)
Porcelain 101Craig Sheller
Mirage Tile
Residential & Commercial Drainage Solutions
Mr. Kevin O’Neill, District Sales Manager
NDS