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2021 Urban Landscape Summit Returns in January

The popular Urban Landscape Summit returns in virtual format every Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m., from January 20 until March 31.

You can register through Zoom for all the sessions or just topics you are interested in. Make sure to scroll and select all days you would like to attend. Registration is free.

If needed, CEU credit will be provided through FNGLA. The fee per CEU credit is $15.

January 20

Introductory Remarks

UF/IFAS Vice President, Dr. Scott Angle

Panel: State of the Florida Landscape Industry

Rick Hudak, Lennar; Phillip Hisey, On Top of the World; Adam Jones, Massey Services

January 27

Evaluating and Comparing Water Conservation Program Impacts

Dr. Nick Taylor

Collaborative Planning for the Future of Water Resources in Central Florida: Central Florida Water Initiative

Dr. Yilin Zhuang

February 3

Using Alternative Groundcover Species to Increase Native Biodiversity in Florida Landscapes

Dr. Basil Iannone, Wendy Wilber

Conserving Bird Habitat in Cities

Dr. Mark Hostetler, Jan Archer, Ryan Buron

February 10

Reducing Herbicide Use While Improving Weed Control in the Landscape through Integrated Weed Management

Dr. Chris Marble

Breeding Turf for Our Future Landscapes

Dr. Kevin Kenworthy

February 17

Linking Landscape Styles and FFL Principles to Create Future Florida Landscapes

Dr. Gail Hansen

Community by Design

Dr. Taylor Clem

February 24

Investigating Rebate Incentives for Alternative Residential Landscapes in Florida

Dr. Hayk Khatchatryan

March 3

Homeowner Behavior and the Future of Urban Landscaping

Dr. Paul Monaghan, Maria Morera

March 10

What’s Going on in Your Stormwater Pond? An Overview of Carbon and Nutrient Cycling Research in Urban Ponds

Dr. Mary Lusk

Can Stormwater Ponds Protect Downstream Water Quality While Remaining an Amenity for the Community?

Dr. AJ Reisinger

March 17

Compost Amending New Residential Landscapes in Florida: Research and Policy

Dr. Eban Bean; Kevin Coyne, FDEP

March 24

Homeowner Associations and the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Act

Barbara Stage, Stage Law

Certification: One Piece of the Sustainable Landscaping Puzzle

Lorna Bravo; Deirdre Irwin, SJRWMD

March 31

Panel: Looking Back in the Past, to the Present, and Toward the Future

Ben Bolusky, FNGLA; Stacie Greco, Alachua County EPD; Deirdre Irwin, SJRWMD