Bio: Kyle Daniel is the Nursery and Landscape Specialist in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University. In addition to his primary Extension appointment, Kyle teaches Landscape Construction and Management and co-teaches Field Production of Horticultural Crops and has conducted several research trials which include glyphosate effects on trees, cold hardiness and salt tolerance trials, fertility trials, native ornamental plant selections, herbicide trials in landscapes and nursery production. Kyle works with Green Industry professionals across the state to troubleshoot problems and provide consultations. He is currently the Education Director for the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association, co-director for education at the Indiana Green Expo, Nursery representative on the Indiana Arborist Association, an ISA Certified Arborist, member of the Indiana Plant Advisory Committee, and was previously the Chair of the North Central Nursery IPM Working Group.
Many weeds can be a problem in the landscape and chemical control options may be limited due to phytotoxicity concerns around ornamental plants. This presentation will discuss the life cycle of our most difficult weeds and address effective control options, including pre and post-emergence herbicides.
This presentation will dive into the effects pruning has on plants. We’ll cover how the changes in anatomy and physiology of plants as they respond to pruning. Plants from small shrubs to trees will be discussed. Real world applications will be presented alongside physiological processes.
This workshop, which is designed as an introductory course for landscape management basics, will include topics such as proper planting, pruning, fertility, weed control, mulching, how plants grow, and more. This course will cover many topics that entry-level employees (and those that need a refresher) will need to know for the 2024 season.