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  • Invasive Plants & the Horticulture Industry: An interdisciplinary presentation and panel discussion
  • This session is approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 2.0 CEUs
  • Moderator: Carol Davit, Chair of the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force
  • Panelists:
    • Carol Davit, Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force
    • Linda Lehrbaum, Kansas City WildLands
    • Pete Millier, Mizzou Botanic Garden
    • Nathan Muenks, Missouri Department of Conservation
    • Kim Lovelace-Young, Vice President, Forrest Keeling Nursery
  • Description: Non-native plants that are invasive in nature are the second leading cause of the loss of biodiversity. Conservation professionals and other land managers devote increasing financial and human resources to invasive plant control, but the horticulture industry—from which several of these species originate—has largely been on the sidelines of this race against time to conserve wild places. In this session, horticulture and conservation professionals discuss the impacts of invasive plants on the natural world and the horticulture industry’s role in helping stop the spread while also pursuing profitable opportunities to manage the invasion.  
  • Native Alternatives to Standard Non-Natives and Invasives
  •  This session is approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 1.0 CEU
  • Moderator: Carol Davit, Chair of the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force
  • Panelists:
    • Carol Davit, Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force
    • Elliott Duemler, Native Perennial Manager, Taylor Creek Restoration Nursery/Applied Ecological Services
    • James Faupel, Restoration Ecology Coordinator, Litzsinger Road Ecology Center/Missouri Botanical Garden
    • Kim Lovelace-Young, Vice President, Forrest Keeling Nursery
  • Description: The threat of invasive plants to the natural world is daunting, and shifting away from the sale of these species will be an adjustment to the horticulture industry. However, this shift also presents an exciting economic opportunity for plant sellers to become suppliers of diverse and versatile native plants—including groundcovers, perennials, shrubs, and trees. Veterans from the world of native perennial and woody plant production share tried and true native alternatives to standard non-natives and invasive species.

 

 

 

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