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2022 CNLA Summer Field Day

July 27 at 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

CNLA is bringing back our Summer Field Day and we are so excited to see you in person again! Join us on July 27 for quality educational programs, the long-awaited opportunity to network, property tours and more!


Attendee Registration Information

Contact the CNLA Office to register as an attendee.

Click here to download the attendee registration form.


Exhibitor Information

Contact the CNLA Office to register as an exhibitor.  (After you login, choose your company.  Attendee is the main contact, after you enter the “Attendee” which is the main contact, click “Add” to register guest to enter additional staff and select Exhibit Staff – 1 Day Only for the “Guest Category”.)

Click here to download the exhibitor registration form.

The annual CNLA Summer Field Day draws industry professionals from all over Connecticut and surrounding states. This event will provide your company an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your products, explain your services and interact with green industry professionals. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with professionals in your area!  The deadline to register a booth is July 4, 2022. Booths are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please note that your application will not be considered complete until we have received your payment. All fees are non-refundable. The exhibitor fee includes a table, chair, and 1 registration.

Current Exhibitors (as of July 25, 2022)

Automated Systems
Bailey Nurseries
Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs
CT Farm Bureau
CT Mulch Distributors
CT Nurserymen’s Foundation
East Coast Nurseries
Farm Credit East
Fourth Generation Nurseries
gardenUP
Green Earth Ag & Turf
Greenleaf Nursery
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies
Harrell’s
HO Penn
Ideal Concrete Block Co.
Integrity Merchant Solutions
Jordan Energy & Food Enterprises
Kogut Nursery
Monrovia
New Christie Ventures
Northeast Greenhouse & Nursery Supply
Northern Nurseries
NYP Corp.
OESCO
Oldcastle Lawn & Garden
Pierson Nurseries
Planters’ Choice Nursery
Prides Corner Farms
Shade Trees Nursery
SiteOne Landscape Supply
Summer Hill Nursery
Texpak
The Lyman Agency, Farm Family Insurance
The Plant Group
The Vermont Mulch Company
UConn Extension – Risk Management
USDA, APHIS, PPQ

Current SPONSORs (as of July 7, 2022)

LUNCH SPONSOR – SiteOne Landscape Supply
LANYARD SPONSOR – CT Mulch Distributors


Schedule

8:30 am ~ Registration and Exhibitors

8:30 am – 1:30 pm ~ Plant ID Contest—Forms must be submitted by 2:00 pm

9:30 am – 2:00 pm ~ Prides Corner Full Farm Riding Tour (available all day)
Take a ride over the rolling terrain of Lebanon, CT for a full view of the 350 acre Prides Corner Farms Lebanon facility.  This 45 minute tour will travel through the (3) farms that make up Prides Corner including the Alba Farm, home to containerized trees and a myriad of Hydrangea, the Main Farm featuring macrophylla Hydrangea, needled and broadleaf evergreens along with perennials, and the Emmons Farm, home to loads of deciduous shrubs and roses.  Prides Corner experts will fill you in on growing facts and will be available to answer all questions.

9:30 am – 10:30 am ~ Disease Update and IPM Mitigation (1 CEU for PA, 3A and 3D)
Nick Goltz, UConn Plant Diagnostic Lab Director
A brief report of prominent diseases affecting nursery and landscape plants observed in the past year at the UConn Plant Diagnostic Lab as well as emerging diseases to be on the lookout for in the upcoming year. Integrated Pest Management principles and techniques to mitigate impact and occurrence of diseases will be discussed throughout.

9:45 am – 10:30 am ~ Prides Corner Propagation Facility Walking Tour
The Prides Corner team is excited to show off our newest facility to our CNLA colleagues!  Take a walk through our just opened, high tech, 2 acre, gutter connect propagation facility.  Our propagation and grower support teams will reveal the magic of this brilliant glass greenhouse structure and its enclosed tissue culture lab, the biggest of its kind in the northeast.  This tour will be a dazzling opportunity to see the most advanced techniques in plant propagation on display!

10:45 am – 11:15 am ~ Prides Corner Loading Dock Walking Tour
Prides Corner is really a logistics company shipping millions of plants to our customers each year.  See how it all happens on this whirlwind walking tour of the Prides Corner shipping facility.  This eye opening journey will give you the basics of our Lean Flow shipping system, from how plants arrive from the field and our remote growing locations, to how they are precisely staged, shopped, tagged and, finally, loaded onto trucks. Don’t miss this chance to see our state of the art shipping facility in action!

10:30 am – 11:15 am ~ Pruning Workshop
Evan Brand, Woody Production Manager, Prides Corner Farms
The program will share tips and knowledge about how Prides Corner prunes certain genera of plants to get the best quality for retail and landscape. He will also point out differences between pruning for production vs pruning at home or retail.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm ~ Lunch is available

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ~ Press Conference on “An Economic Evaluation of Employment in the Connecticut Green Industry”
Dustyn Nelson, Frank’s Landscape & Construction and CNLA President
Victoria Wallace, UCONN Extension and CNLA Past President

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm ~ Prides Corner Propagation Facility Walking Tour
The Prides Corner team is excited to show off our newest facility to our CNLA colleagues!  Take a walk through our just opened, high tech, 2 acre, gutter connect propagation facility.  Our propagation and grower support teams will reveal the magic of this brilliant glass greenhouse structure and its enclosed tissue culture lab, the biggest of its kind in the northeast.  This tour will be a dazzling opportunity to see the most advanced techniques in plant propagation on display!

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ~ How to Navigate the Wetlands and Conservation Regulations
Attorney Janet Brooks, Environment and Land Use Law
John Colonese, Town of Ellington Assistant Town Planner Zoning & Wetlands Officer
William Kenny Associates, Ecological Services • Landscape Architecture

Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Organizer

Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association
Phone:
800-562-0610
View Organizer Website

Venue

Prides Corner Farms
122 Waterman Road
Lebanon, CT 06249-1827
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