Established in 1939, The West Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association is a professional trade organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the nursery and green industries and to the education of its members and the public they serve.
WVNLA Winter Symposium
“A Focus on Design”
Jan. 24, 2014
Pesticide Re-certification Workshop
Jan. 23, 2014
The West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association presents a Winter Symposium – “A Focus on Design" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the Holiday Inn & Suites (former Ramada Inn) in South Charleston.
This event is open to the public and would be of interest to home gardeners as well as horticultural professionals. Top-notch speakers who are experts in different areas of gardening and horticulture are featured, including:
- Jason Reeves, a horticulturist at the University of Tennessee Gardens in Knoxville, TN, who will speak on "One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure - Garden Art on a Budget," and "Blocking the View - plant selection for screening."
- Joseph Tychonievich of Arrowhead Alpine Plant Nursery in Fowlerville, MI, who will speak on "Plant Breeding for the Home Garden" and "Designed by Nature."
- Rita Randolph, horticulturist and gardening author from Jackson TN, who will speak on "Four Seasons of Containers."
- David Culp, author, instructor and creator of the gardens at Brandywine Cottage in Downington, PA, who will speak on "The Layered Garden."
Local speakers include John Porter on "Pruning," Bill Mills and Tessie Wallace on "Designing gardens with art," Ryan Seacrist on "Designing with Technology" and Steve Payne on "Creating Good Photographic Images."
It's an exciting array of speakers and topics -- just the ticket to brighten the day of gardeners during the bleak winter months. Cost is $100 and includes lunch. Find more details and reservation forms on the Symposium page.
Pesticide Re-certification Workshop
Jan. 23, 2014
Charleston Conference Center
Holiday Inn and Suites
South Charleston, WV
Attendees at the Pesticide Recertification Workshop will receive 11 continuing education credits on topics such as landscape trees’ threats and treatments, invasive plants, worker protection standards regulatory changes, turf grass issues and treatments, pesticides and honeybees, invasive weed control and integrated pest management.
- Ruffner Woody, Holly Grove Forestry?• Doug Jolley, West Virginia Department of Agriculture?
- Jeremy Grant, West Virginia Department of Agriculture?
- Mike Arnold, West Virginia Department of Agriculture?
- Matt Marshall, John Deer Landscapes?
- Brandy Brabham, WVU Extension Service?
- Adam Champ, West Virginia Department of Agriculture?
- John Porter, WVU Extension Service.
If you're not already a member, why not negate the costs of the workshop, and join West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association for $35?
In addition to free attendance at the workshop and a reduced rate for the Winter Symposium, you'll enjoy other benefits such as a quarterly newsletter with member updates and industry news, inclusion in our directory, which is distributed among members, within the industry and to potential customers, business networking opportunities and involvement in university and community projects. Find the member application form here.
Stop the Stink
Researchers and growers explain management methods for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug such as insecticides, trap cropping, physical barriers, and organic and biological control techniques—in a new video. Part One documents the damage incurred at a peach farm in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle.
The video is the latest installment in the “Tracking the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug” series produced by the Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center at Cornell University. Earlier videos explain history and identification, overwintering and spread, monitoring and mapping, and host plants and damage.
BMSB, recently found in Sacramento, California, has been detected in 40 other states plus Ontario, posing severe agricultural and nuisance problems in six states. The insect threatens an estimated $21 billion worth of crops in the United States alone.
Click here to view the video.
What we do
WVNLA is pleased to offer a wide variety of opportunities to all its members and the businesses and individuals they serve – everything from presenting recognized industry authorities who provide inspiration and information – to the opportunity to receive continuing education credits for state mandated certificates.
We cooperate with and support the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, publish a quarterly newsletter containing timely announcements regarding issues important to our members and contribute to the Horticultural Research Institute. We proudly support West Virginia college students studying horticulture and landscape architecture with scholarship opportunities.
In order to promote fellowship, share expertise and support our local communities, we conduct meetings, tours, volunteer projects and an annual meeting featuring talented and nationally recognized speakers. Our association also sponsors the West Virginia Certified Horticultural Program and supports research at West Virginia University.
Regionally, we co-sponsor the annual Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) along with the Maryland and Virginia Nursery and Landscape Associations. This nationally recognized event showcases and facilitates sales of green industry products. As a co-sponsor, WVNLA receives funds that directly benefit our members.
We invite you to become a member and take advantage of these benefits. For more information, contact us by e-mail or phone or visit the Members page to download an application.
Thank you for your interest in WVNLA.
Volunteers in Bloom
Bring your tools to the West Virginia Botanic Garden in Morgantown at 9 p.m. Oct. 4 when we join forces with volunteers at the botanic gardens to enhance both the Shade and the Secret Gardens. WVNLA is proud to support this landscape of natural beauty that offers a rich variety of ornamental plants appropriate to the area. The harmonious settings provide endless inspiration.
If you’d like to help with our Fall Work Party on Oct. 4, call 304-553-1234 or email email@example.com for more information.
Check out this video shot at the 2013 MANTS. Click here or here. If you've never been to MANTS, the video provides a great take on its benefits. Mark your calendar for Jan 8 - 10, 2014, and join us there.