DIAGNOSING TREE & SHRUB
PROBLEMS: BUGS, CRUD AND THE
18 Diagnostic Workshop was
intended to figure out why trees
and shrubs under-perform or die.
This was not a workshop designed
for experienced professional
pathologists or entomologists.
Half of the workshop took place
in the classroom/lab.
Participants reviewed the basics
and details of diagnostics and
the causal agents. Though it was
raining, the second half was in
the field, diagnosing tree and
shrub problems that were caused
by insects, pathogens and the
unloving (abiotic causal
The morning hours of the Workshop were held in a classroom. Speakers were: Gary Johnson, UM, Jeff Hahn, UM, and Janna Beckerman, Purdue University.
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
TIES EVENT CENTER
1644 Larpenteur Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
In addition to categories A (Core) and E (
Turf and Ornamentals),
a third category - P
(Vertebrate Pest) will be added.
Attendees will have the option of
recertifying for A & E OR A, E & P.
MNLA / MTGF Northern Green Expo
Each January, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds
Foundation co-hosts the Northern Green Expo
at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This
year, the event is set for January
14-16, 2015. About 6,500 people annually attend the
The MTGF partners
with MNLA and the Minnesota Department of
Agriculture to annually host a Pesticide
Re-Certification session in November for
Categories A & E. The dates for 2014 are yet
to be determined.
MTGF Clippings Magazine
MTGF CLIPPINGS is the official publication
of the Minnesota Turf and Grounds
Foundation. The MTGF is a non-profit
organization that was formed in 1993. It is
a partnership of seven turf and grounds
related associations and the University of
Minnesota. MTGF CLIPPINGS is mailed to every
member of each of these organizations. With
a collective readership of over 3,000
individuals, it is the premier publication
serving turf and grounds professions in
MTGF Membership Information
Any association engaged in the development,
care and maintenance of public or private
grounds is eligible to become an allied
association member of the Foundation subject
to approval of the MTGF Board of Directors.
Individuals or businesses may become regular
Foundation members by joining one or more of
the member allied associations best suited
to their needs and interests.
There are no membership fees associated with
either allied association membership or
regular membership. However, if an
individual or business subscribes to the
mission and purpose of the Foundation but is
not a member of an allied association, they
are eligible for affiliate membership.
Affiliate membership is subject to Board
approval and does carry an annual membership
fee as established by the Board of
Directors. Those interested should contact
our business office at 952-473-3722 for
• Supporting professionalism within the
turf and grounds industry by encouraging
continued growth of each allied association.
• Encouraging the exchange of knowledge
among members of the turf and grounds
industry through educational conferences,
workshops, seminars, trade shows and field
• Supporting relevant turf and grounds
research, education and outreach at the
University of Minnesota.
• Being pro-active in environmental,
regulatory and public policy matters as they
affect the turf and grounds industry.
About the Minnesota Turf and Grounds
The Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation, a
is a partnership
of seven turf- and grounds-
the University of
The 7 MTGF allied associations are:
+ Minnesota Association of Cemeteries
+ Minnesota Educational Facilities
+ Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents'
+ Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers
+ Minnesota Society of Arboriculture
+ Minnesota Sod Producers
+ Minnesota Turf Seed Council