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To keep this momentum going, all of our Segment Councils will be meeting at the end of this month to discuss issues and opportunities and to set strategic goals within each. These councils include Landscape Design/Build, Snowplowing/Landscape Management, Irrigation, Grower, Retail, Supplier, and Gen NEXT. If you’d like to get more involved, participating in these councils is a great first step. Contact me today to learn more and to get started.

As we all know, legislative issues continue to be very important for MNLA and all of us as members need to keep tabs on what is happening. We would like to encourage you to join forces with fellow MNLA members and attend MNLA’s Annual Green Industry Legislative Day on February 14th from 8:00am-12:00pm.

A new highly virulent race of Puccinia graminis, Ug99, which was discovered in East Africa in 1999, has spread to other parts of Africa and to wheat growing regions in the Middle East and Central Asia.  According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the unique thing about Ug99 is the broad spectrum of virulence it exhibits as not only has it defeated the Sr31 resistance gene, a widely used gene that has been effective in wheat for over 30 years, but also most of the resistance genes of wheat origin and other key genes like Sr38 from related species.  Since its

The Michigan Certified Garden Retailer specialty has been developed for Green Industry professionals in a retail setting who interact with the end consumer regarding all their various landscape needs. Topics that are covered by this specialty include:

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