Maui Association of Landscape Professionals Educational Meetings

These programs are held the 4th Tuesday Every Other Month at the Maui Community Service Bldg. next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.

The speakers include the foremost authorities on topics spanning environmental issues to the uses of Native Hawaiian plants in the landscape.

In many cases these meetings are the only source of Certified Educational Units (CEUs) available to people who need to keep their professional credentials current such as arborists, LICT, and agricultural chemical applicators.

Below are excerpts from past MALP Educational Meetings.

  • WEED IDENTIFICATION AND WEED & FUNGICIDE MANAGEMENT with Stephen Kimball of Bayer

    logobayerEveryone has issues with weeds – a weed, after all, is just a plant out of place. But many of our lawns are filled with goosegrass, sedges and many other “weed pests” we don’t want. Stephen will help us learn how to better control these issues starting with proper weed identification & teaching how knowing the biology of turf weeds is essential. Stephen will also discuss the efficacy of pre- and post-emergent herbicides. He will include information on proper mixing of these chemicals and how to calculate the proper formulations.

     

    Stephen Kimball, has degrees in Chemistry and Biology as well as Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Project Management. He has worked for Bayer for the past seventeen years including three years in research and development of the active ingredients of their products. He has been the Sales Manager for Hawaii for the past eleven years.

    Raffle: There will be a raffle at the end of the meeting. Each attendee will receive one free ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each.
     

     

     

     

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  • GOING GREEN WITH GREEN ROOFS AND WALLS with David Fell

    Date Tuesday August 27, 2013
    Place Maui Community Service Bldg
    next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.
    Time 6:30 – 7:00 PM: All In The Family Plant Talk: Join Terry Nutt for one of his animated plant talks! He’ll be bringing us more unusual Hawaiian native plants which we should be using in our gardens.
    7:00 PM Featured Presentation: David Fell, owner of Hawaiian Sunshine Nursery, will let us know all about the basics of growing green roofs and green walls for ourselves and our clients. And for fun he’ll take us on a quick tour of bromeliads in New Zealand!

    Pupus will be served


    DO you want to increase growing space in the small yards of Maui? Do you want to add unusual architectural features to your design? Come and learn more about green roofs and green walls® the new way to add flowers, herbs, succulents and more to your landscape. David will show us the basics for installing modular systems for green walls in all situations. He will also show us the LiveRoof   planting system. This hot trend is not only aesthetically pleasing but environmentally and socially beneficial—you’d be surprised at all of the possible benefits of these systems. The University of Hawaii has even joined the trend. David, known for his bromeliad collection and sales, will also be taking us on a quick trip to see bromeliads in New Zealand.

    Green roofs and walls are self-sufficient gardens that thrive both on rooftops and the exterior or interior walls of buildings. Innovative systems like LiveRoof® and LiveWall® allows nature to inspire us in a whole new way!

    LiveRoof® is the first and only hybrid green roof system. LiveRoof® combines the best features of all other green roof systems.

    • Speed and ease of installation as in a modular system
    • Natural function of a conventional system
    • Pre-vegetation of a roll-out carpet system—grown in to 95% coverage before installation
    LiveWall® is also a hybrid of architectural design, engineering, and horticulture bringing together the natural aesthetics, natural function, andlong term easy maintenance of this unique system.

    • Great for Indoor & Outdoor settings
    • Create various displays ranging from bright summer blossoms to tones of lush tropical foliage.
    LiveRoof® and LiveWall® give many benefits including natural aesthetics, environmental benefits, and financial benefits.

    CLICK HERE for videos on installing a green roof.

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    After high school in 1967, David Fell entered the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus. Shortly after, he joined the US Army, serving from 1968-1971, as an Infantry Officer in Vietnam during 1969-1970.

    After the service, David returned to Hawaii and attended UH for 3 more years. He then returned to Pennsylvania in 1974 and while there discovered an interest in plants, began a plant sales business, got married and returned to Hawaii in 1977. He finally graduated from UH with a BS in Horticultural Technology in Dec. 1979.

    David and his wife started Hawaiian Sunshine Nursery in 1979 and is now the largest bromeliad and potted Anthurium nursery in the state.

    Always on the search for new and innovative ideas, Hawaiian Sunshine Nursery has been experimenting with Green Roof and Green Wall systems for years. After exploring many options, Hawaiian Sunshine Nursery became the authorized grower and distributor of LiveRoof brand of green roofing and LiveWall brand of green walls.

    Raffle: There will be a raffle at the end of the meeting. Each attendee will receive one free ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each.

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  • MALP’S MIXED PLATE MEETING

    Date Tuesday June 25, 2013
    Place Maui Community Service Bldg
    next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.
    Time 6:30 PM

    Pupus will be served


    We have a lot to talk about in June, so come and listen!

    Advertise on the MALP Website

    MALP board members are excited to announce we will offer advertising on our website! MALP members can create a presence on the internet starting at $35 per year for an ad in the “classified” section! Prices will range from $35 to $800 depending on the location of the advertisement. If you have a small business you need to see this presentation! We will be showing samples of the various advertising options.

    West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative


    Tova Callender, the coordinator for the West Maui Watershed Campaign, will be addressing the issues of land -based pollution as it pertains to stress on coral reefs around our islands. All landscapes on Maui effect our oceans, no matter the elevation. Come and see how we can implement practices in Maui’s landscapes to make our oceans healthier. She will have suggestions for new landscapes such as rain gardens to filter run-off and the new Reef Friendly Resort landscaping project in Kaanapali that will begin in the next few months. Check out their website at http://www.westmauir2r.com/index.html.

    All In The Family Plant Talk: Native Plants for Maui’s Coastal Gardens


    P1090651a-EditJoin Terry Nutt for one of his animated discussions on some tried & true options as well as some unusual native Hawaiian plants which love to grow in Maui’s lower elevations. There really is more than naupaka! We will also have suggestions on where to purchase these plants!

    On The Lookout For Pests & Diseases In Our Landscapes

    P1050295Allison Wright will show you examples of the worst pests and diseases to look for on Maui now that summer is here. She will also be discussing the newest pest arrivals of which we all need to be aware.

    New Products to Use In Landscape Maintenance

    P1030642Ken Findeisen, owner of Hawaii Grower Products, will talk about some of the newest products that have come on the market in Maui for use in our landscapes. This includes an organic humic acid product to help condition our soils and allow plants to better take up nutrients. He will also be talking about Advion ant bait -think fire ants! His last product discussion will be about Provaunt, a new control for lepidopterous larvae – aka army worms, caterpillars, and more! Check out his website at http://hawaiigrowerproducts.com.

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  • Growing Fruit Trees in Maui with Jamie Nahl of Plant It Hawaii

    Date Tuesday March 26, 2013
    Place Maui Community Service Bldg
    next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.
    Time 6:30 PM

    Pupus will be served


    The Maui County Planting Plan, Third Edition with Ernie Rezents

    Ernie Rezents will give a short presentation on the Maui County Planting Plan, Third Edition. He is expanding and revising the existing edition of this book & it is currently under review. Come to hear the information that can affect all landscape installations in Maui County. If you would like to preview a copy, it is available at the Aloha Arborist Association website.

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    Featured Speaker @ 7:00 PM

    Growing Fruit Trees in Maui with Jamie Nahl of Plant It Hawaii

    DO you have a favorite mango and want to know if it grows Upcountry? Does your tangerine tree produce dry fruit or does your tree never seem to have any fruit?

    It seems almost every property on Maui has at least one fruit tree, if not more, and many homeowners have even developed small orchards to bring in more income.

    From Oranges to Mangosteen and even Cacao (that’s the fruit that turns into chocolate), Jamie can help you select the best variety for your location and elevation on Maui. She will also show us how properly pruning trees can help increase yields and create better tasting fruit. She will also be discussing the best fertilizers to use on all varieties of fruit trees.

    In addition, attendees will learn the best management practices for pests and diseases. Jamie is also bringing information on new varieties, yet to be released! If you or your clients have fruit trees, you want to plant some or if you have any questions, come and listen!

    Jamie K. Nahl, born & raised in Hawaii, has been working in the horticulture and agriculture since graduating from UH Hilo College of Agriculture in 1980. For almost 20 years, Jamie has worked for Plant It Hawaii and Hula Brothers, Inc., an orchard, and she is currently the Office & Sales Manager. Plant It Hawaii is one of the largest growers & distributers of fruit trees in Hawaii. She is currently on the board of the Hawaii Floriculture and Nursery Association.

    Raffle:   There will be a raffle at the end of the meeting. Each attendee will receive one free ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each.

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  • Water Conservation in Maui Landscapes with Doug Carmichael

    Date Tuesday January 29, 2013
    Place Maui Community Service Bldg
    next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.
    Time Pupus will be served at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin at 7:00.

    Pupus will be served

    CLICK HERE to view this event’s Gallery Page

    Are you trying to save money on irrigation water? Are you working on a LEED certified property? With continuing droughts and ongoing increases in cost, water conservation has become one of the hottest topics in Maui landscapes. Doug will cover his experience with Rain Bird and California’s strict water use regulations. He will be discussing the use of Smart Controllers to calculate ‘ET’ (evapo-transpiration) to regulate water use. He will be showing how pressure regulation, proper nozzle selection and drip irrigation can be adapted into your existing landscapes. Doug will also address the incorporation of these methods on LEED certified projects. These water saving methods can be adapted for use on golf courses, plant nurseries, farms, resorts and private homes.

    Doug Carmichael is the Rain Bird Distributor Manager for the Southern California Area, one of the largest irrigation markets in the world. The California market continues to legislate and regulate water usage in an effort to increase water conservation awareness. Dough received his BS from Springfield College, Springfield, MA and his MBA from Pepperdine University.

    There will be a raffle at the end of the meeting.
    Each attendee will receive one free ticket.
    Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each.

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  • Poinsettias with Ann Emmsley

    Date Tuesday November 27, 2012
    Place Maui Community Service Bldg
    next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.
    Time Pupus will be served at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin at 7:00.

    Pupus will be served

    Poinsettias have become a festive symbol for the holidays as a table centerpiece, a hostess gift, or, in tropical climates like Hawaii, a landscape statement. Ann will cover the history of poinsettias from their discovery to the traits of modern poinsettias. She will discuss the tried and true varieties and explore the array of new cultivars becoming available. Growing tips will be offered for all settings from potted plants to landscape use. She will give tips on the best methods for propagation, fertilization, irrigation, pruning, pest control and growth regulation.

    Ann Emmsley has been working at the University of Hawaii, Maui College since 1988. She is currently a Professor and Program Coordinator for the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program. She teaches a variety of courses including landscaping, horticulture, crop production, pest management, and irrigation. Ann has been growing poinsettias for the annual poinsettia sale at the Maui campus for over 15 years.

    There will be a raffle for several poinsettia plants at the end of the meeting. Each attendee will receive one free ticket. Additional tickets may be purchased for $1 each.

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  • The World of Bananas in Hawaii: Then and Now

    Date Tuesday September 25th, 2012
    Place Maui Community Service Bldg
    next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.
    Time Pupus will be served at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin at 7:00.

    Pupus will be served


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    Our guest speakers for the evening are Dr. Angela Kepler and her husband Francis Rust authors of the new book “The World of Bananas in Hawaii: Then and Now”. A few words of introduction cannot begin to describe the wealth of information found in this book. It begins with the amazing seafaring migrations of pacific islanders who brought banana varieties (mai’a in Hawaiian) with them. Over time the mai’a evolved into distinct Hawaiian varieties. There is an extensive discussion of the origins, habitat, propagation and uses of all distinct varieties complete with pictures plants legends and folklore. These Hawaiian Mai’a especially when cooked are known to be the tastiest bananas on earth. It is no wonder that Angela and Francis proclaim that their staple carbohydrate is the traditional Hawaiian bananas. They even provide the recipes they use for cooking and serving bananas.

    But that was then how about now. There is a complete discussion of the bananas introduced into Hawaii post-contact. Again the origins, habitat, propagation, and uses are thoroughly discussed. There is also a section on planting, harvesting, fertilization, pests and pest control. This book is truly a work of passion. One to be treasured.

    And yes books will be for sale at the meeting.

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  • Using Orchids in the Maui Landscape

    Date Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Place Maui Community Service Bldg
    next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.
    Time Pupus will be served at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin at 7:00.

    Pupus will be served


    Our speaker for the evening is Mike Blietz of Exotic Orchids of Maui.

    Mike will speak on orchid varieties that can be used in the landscape and how to successfully plant and grow them. Mike and his wife Carol have been growing and breeding orchids for over 30 years and are very knowledgeable about all species and varieties of orchids. Many of their orchid crosses have won American Orchid Society Awards for the flowers they have produced. Their plants are sought after by collectors from all over the world. Mike recently introduced a new orchid species that can be planted right in the ground, which makes it suited for our landscapes.

    Their will be a raffle for orchids at the end of the meeting
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  • The Future of Landscape Power Equipment

    Date Tuesday March 20, 2012
    Place Maui Community Service Bldg
    next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.
    Time Pupus will be served at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin at 7:00.

    Pupus will be served


    Please come with your current small equipment questions and problems and get ready to see what the future will bring to our power tools.

    Our speakers for the evening are Brian Bress and Bruce Rauch from Golden Eagle Distribution. Combined they have over 30 years in the Landscape Power Tool Industry. Golden Eagle Distribution handles distribution in the United States for Tanaka and Shindaiwa landscape power tools. They also handle the Bear Cat line of chippers.

    They will discuss the care and maintenance of Shindaiwa and Echo power tools to get the most life out of your power equipment purchase. They will also discuss the new technology being developed to increase efficiency, power, reliability, and government standards in emissions.

    Please join us for a very informative and special evening.

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  • Low Impact Methods for Controlling Invasive Insects and Weeds

    Date Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Place Maui Community Service Bldg
    next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.
    Time Pupus will be served at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin at 7:00.

    Pupus will be served


    Our speaker for the evening is Erin Arnott of Valent Corporation. Valent is the manufacturers of products such as, Safari, Distance and Di Pel. She will discuss the global spread of invasive insects and weeds. Her talk will cover low environmental impact methods of invasive pest control. Erin has spent over 20 years in the Turf and Ornamental Industry. She has extensive knowledge of pest problems both in nursery and landscape situations.

    Also, during the evening Terry Nutt will give a talk on the Apocynaceae family of plants. This plant family includes familiar plants such as the plumeria, allamanda, oleander, and Be-Still. Plants from this family will be brought as examples and then given away during a raffle at the end of the meeting.

    The raffle is always fun.

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