Landscape Technology

The Landscape Technology Track is designed for those in the lawn and landscape profession.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5
Denver Green Roof – Jen Bousselot, Colorado State University
Rooftops are often overlooked as available space in our landscapes. Green roof systems have been researched and evaluated over decades and are viable in climates all over the world, including Colorado. Green roofs are an innovative way to bring more green space and biodiversity into our urban areas and can be used to conserve unique flora and therefore the pollinators that depend on them. Colorado green roofs will be featured - from concept to project completion and maintenance. Finally, we will discuss future possibilities for green roofs in our region.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5
Japanese beetle resistant landscape – Alison O'Connor, Colorado state University Extension (1 Credit 207)
Learn how plant selection can make a landscape less attractive to Japanese beetle. Plus, learn about cultural practices that will discourage beetle activity. The ultimate goal would be to reduce the need to use insecticides in the landscape and lawn.

2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5
Weed Control Update – Roch Gaussoin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1 Credit 206)
Very few “new” herbicides have been released in recent years. New herbicide combinations, however, have the potential for increased efficacy and spectrum. This presentation will update participants on new chemistries, products and strategies for successful use. 

8:00 AM-9:00 AM, Thursday, December 6
BMP for Storm Water– Tyler Dell
Several landscaped areas are serving a dual purpose as best management practices (BMPs) for stormwater management. Municipalities across the nation are required by regulations to ensure that all BMPs are being properly maintained, however, municipalities not required to personally maintain BMPs. Most municipalities delegate the responsibility of BMP maintenance to the property owner and have determined that it is the property owners responsibly to facilitate maintenance activities. As more BMPs are constructed and as more BMPs begin to fail inspections due to poor maintenance, municipalities are required to ramp up programs to increase the awareness of these BMPs. Landscape contractors can play a vital role in improving the operation and maintenance of BMPs across the nation. Even though many of the maintenance activities for BMPs are similar to general landscaped areas, there are some crucial differences that can result in major shifts of performance of the BMP. Through understanding these differences and being able to identify BMPs, landscaped contractors can become a resource to clients and provide a unique service that is becoming a growing industry across the nation of BMP maintenance.

10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Thursday, December 6
The Bees Knees:  Everything you need to know to start a beehive – Matt Gourlay
In this class you will learn all of the import aspects of starting a beehive
11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Thursday, December 6
Best new Annual and Perennial plants from the 2018 CSU trials and Update from Plantselect for 2019– Dr. Jim Klett (1 Credit 207)
Learn about the top performers from the 2018 Colorado State University Annual and Perennial Flower trials that you will definitely want to utilize in your landscape plans for 2019.  Also learn about the 2019 Plant Select Introductions and some of the top performers from years past that you need to plant.  

12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Thursday, December 6
Water Wise plants for Colorado Landscape – Lisa Pace
Want to learn more about easy, reliable, low water plants?  This class covers everything from trees to perennials with pictures and plant descriptions from our online resource, www.waterwiseplants.org


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