Virtual Learning

Long Term Effects of Electrical Right-of-Way Vegetation Management on Floral and Faunal Communities 
Tuesday, September 14 at 12PM Central 

For over 65 years, academic researchers in partnership with electric transmission and vegetation managers have been studying the effects of rights-of-way treatments on wildlife communities at State Game Lands 33 in Centre County, Pennsylvania. Recently, these studies have expanded to examine the effects of vegetation management on pollinators and ground beetles—both bioindicators of environmental condition. Preliminary findings indicate that pollinators, in particular native bees, are compatible with selective application of herbicides. However, abundance of pollinators declines at high volume, non-selective herbicide applications. Mechanical treatments (mowing, handcutting) support the lowest abundance of pollinators. Ground beetles, on the other hand, were most abundant on handcutting sites but least abundant on mowing sites—indicating that it may be vegetation structure rather than herbicide application that affects ground beetle abundance. REGISTER HERE

Developing Your Security Foundation: A Guide for Startups and Small Businesses
Wednesday, September 15

Get an understanding on where to start on developing a security package for your startup and small business. Talking points will cover the current landscape of security threats and how the WFH environment has changed our need secure our companies and customers more. Additionally, “why security matters and where to start” will be addressed with opportunities to ask questions and get advice. REGISTER HERE

The Best Strategies for Fine-Tuning the Growing Process
Thursday, September 23 at 12PM Central

In this webinar, our duo of experts will explore how to identify the most problematic variables in your growing environment, and the best practices to ensure you're being as efficient as possible. We'll also explore how fine-tuning the production processes of your facility through automation can make your operation more sustainable and help reduce costs. Our guest experts are Jacob Souza, Field Application Technician, and Vinay Sharma, Project Design Lead, for Argus Controls. Moderated by Chris Beytes, editor of GrowerTalks/Green Profit and Acres Online. REGISTER HERE

Best Ways to Budget
Tuesday, October 5 at 11AM Central

Budgeting for a landscape and lawn care company can be an overwhelming task. Between daily, monthly and yearly expenses and revenues, mistakes in managing the numbers can lead to an inaccurate bottom line. In this webinar, Lawn & Landscape will host Jim Huston, columnist and consultant, and Chase Coates, president of Outback Landscape, as they discuss the ins and outs of budgeting in the green industry.  REGISTER HERE

UV Safety: Safety considerations for deployment of UV LED solutions
Thursday, October 7 at 11AM Central

The implementation of UV LEDs to produce efficacious germicidal and effective material curing solutions as well as to promote plant safety has widely expanded recently. However, the means to ensure exposure safety as well as a regulatory environment to provide oversight are still being developed. This short talk provides insights and guidance on how to get the best results from UV LED irradiance while maintaining a safe built and processing environment. REGISTER HERE

Take Back Control: The Importance of Driving Trends Instead of Chasing Them: Leslie Halleck
Tuesday, October 12 at 1PM Central

When it comes to keeping up with trends, are you in the driver’s seat or a passenger hanging on for dear life? Keeping up with trends in the marketplace can feel like riding a roller coaster. By the time you react and start to tap into a new gardening or houseplant trend, your customers may already be moving on. Would you rather let social media influencers determine what you need to sell then chase down that product…or would you rather control that conversation from the start? As new and inexperienced gardeners search for guidance and inspiration, now is the time to take charge and lead from the front. Leslie will dig deeper into this idea and inspire you to quit chasing trends, and take the wheel as trend setters. REGISTER HERE

Digging into the Science of Tree Planting and Removing Packing Materials
Tuesday, October 19 at 12PM Central

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Creating a Culture of Attraction
Thursday, October 21 at 1PM Central

The current work environment has been more challenged than ever to attract top talent to the green industry businesses, along with many other industries in North America. Join John as he explores what employees are looking for as they seek new employment or look for a career change from their existing jobs. Knowing how to build a culture of attraction is an inside job, and having your current employees become your most raving recruiters is vital to the success of building a world-class team. REGISTER HERE

Creating a Culture of Retention
Thursday, October 28th at 1PM Central 

Studies show that what motivates employees today is not what motivated them just five years ago. Knowing the right approach and mindset to the retention of top talent is vital to your ability to reduce turnover, enhance longevity, and retain the great folks that swing for the fence each day for you and your business. Also important is the ability to weed out the underperformers and make room for the achievers to grow. Strong leadership and accountability are a few of the many qualities John will address in this customized workshop. REGISTER HERE

If the Shoe Fits: Anne Obarski
Thursday, November 4 at 1PM Central

We are all part of a $1.5 trillion economy, that is one click away from being tempted by the competition. Consumers used to be much more forgiving, often giving 3 strikes before you were out. Now your customers can leave you with one mistake, one blunt conversation or a slow website response! What is your company’s touchpoint score? Are you aware of where you must put your focus to avoid any and all parts of your customer service delivery falling through that lethal crack? REGISTER HERE

Growing Trees in Paved Sites
Tuesday, November 16 at 12PM Central 

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Creating a Culture of Engagement
Thursday, November 18 at 1PM Central 

Alignment of employees towards a common goal or objective is the key to creating a culture of engagement. Whether it’s driving the average transaction, reducing your labor/sales ratio, or improving upon your Five Star Commitments to your customers, “Creating a Line of One Culture” will bring your employee engagement results higher and higher which in turn will allow you to hire and hire! REGISTER HERE

ILASLA Webinars On Demand - ACCESS HERE

Irrigation Professionals - Full Series of Webinars from Hunter - ACCESS HERE

Julie Damage Prevention Toolbox Talks - ACCESS HERE

Webinar Recordings: General Industry Focus

Dos and Don'ts of ADA Website Compliance - ACCESS RECORDING
Choose to Grow Forward - ACCESS RECORDING
AmericanHort Webinar: "Rumors of Plant Shortages Have you Wondering How to Plan for 2021"? - WATCH RECORDING

Webinar Recordings: Garden Center Focus

No-Contact Sales: A Discussion with Garden Center Retailers - ACCESS RECORDING 
2021 Gardening Trends with Katie Dubow - ACCESS RECORDING

Greenhouse: Recorded Webinars & Podcasts

Webinar: Innovative Trends for Greenhouse Structures - CLICK HERE
Webinar: Biocontrol as Your First Line of Defense in Integrated Pest Management (October 2020) - CLICK HERE
Webinar: The Power of the Flower: Botanical Insecticides in Horticulture - CLICK HERE
Ball Seed Tech On Demand YouTube Playlist (greenhouse training videos) - CLICK HERE
Podcast: Holding & Delaying Greenhouse Crops - CLICK HERE
Podcast: Greenhouse Sanitation- CLICK HERE
Podcast: Poinsettia Disease Control - CLICK HERE
Podcast: Poinsettia Insect Control - CLICK HERE

Landscape Podcasts

Social Media Then & Now (What We Got Right & Wrong) [Smarketing Talk S3 E5] - CLICK HERE
Jeffrey Scott Discusses The Future of Landscaping with Economics Dr. Charlie Hall - CLICK HERE
Growing in the Green Industry Podcast - CLICK HERE
NALP Coronavirus Podcasts - CLICK HERE
The Harvest Group - Leaders Sit Down Series - CLICK HERE
Landscape Leadership Smarketing Talk Podcasts - CLICK HERE
Jeffrey Scott Podcast: A Conversation with Frank Mariani, Owner of Mariani Landscape - CLICK HERE
Jeffrey Scott with Shawn Edwards, President of A+ Lawn and Landscape -

Dr. Bridget Behe's Connect-2-Consumer Podcasts

Business Lessons only 2020 Could Teach Us - CLICK HERE
Keeping Your Foot on the Digital Gas - CLICK HERE
Know and Grow your Product Portfolio - CLICK HERE
Scenario Planning for 2021 - CLICK HERE
Marketing in Turbulent Times Parts 1 - 4 - CLICK HERE
7 Tips for Gearing Up-Remote or Contactless Sales at the IGC - CLICK HERE
Communicating to Help Retain Customers - CLICK HERE