2016 Sizzle Sessions: Discussing Hot Topics Impacting Businesses Today. Complementary education with trade show registration.

8:30am – 9:30am Info-Session on the Texas Certified Landscape Professional (TCLP) Exam

Have you always wanted to know more about TNLA’s Texas Certified Landscape Professional (TCLP) program? Have you wanted to take the exam, but you’re just not sure about what exactly it covers. Well your time to learn is here! TNLA will be hosting a TCLP Info-Session at EXPO! Join others who are interested in this prestigious certification and get your questions answered!

9:45am – 10:45am Info-Session on the Texas Certified Nursery Professional (TCNP)

Have you always wanted to know more about TNLA’s Texas Certified Nursery Professional (TCNP) program? Have you wanted to take the exam, but you’re just not sure about what exactly it covers. Well your time to learn is here! TNLA will be hosting a TCNP Info-Session at EXPO! Join others who are interested in this prestigious certification and get your questions answered!

11:00am – 12:00pm Info-Session on the TNLA Texas Water Smart Certification

Get to know more about TNLA’s newest certification, the TNLA Texas Water Smart Certification? Are you passionate about water efficiency and what it takes to make yourself “THE” water expert? The TNLA Water Smart Certification dives into irrigation efficiency, landscape water efficiency, alternative water resources and much more.

8:30am – 12:00pm All About Crepe Myrtles

Dr. MengMeng Gu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Crepe myrtle is the No. 1 flowering tree in the U.S. with a wholesale value of $66 M (2014). The number of plants sold increased 66% from 2009 to 2014. Crepe myrtle bark scale (CMBS) is a new emerging pest from Asia causing severe damages on crepe myrtles with the potential to infest other economically important crops (e.g. soybean, apple, and brambles). With well-known speakers from states throughout the Southeastern U.S., the overall goal of this sizzle session is to provide you with comprehensive information on landscape use of crepe myrtles, CMBS identification and management, and to contribute to long-term profitability and sustainability of crepe myrtle production, landscape use, and marketing systems.