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  • TNLA Academics — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    VI Region VII Region VIII SERVICES Services Main TNLA Education Member Discounts Legislative Regulatory Horticultural Careers Industry Research Reports Job Link Useful Links New to the Business Member Products Services Finder Learn More about TEIL Awards Texas Water Smart PRODUCTS Products Main TNLA GREEN Magazine Membership Lists Publications Industry Research Reports Best of Texas Texas Certified Professional Manuals Member Products Services Finder Advertise in TNLA Publications TNLA Online Store EVENTS Events Main Events Calendar Nursery Landscape EXPO TNLA Awards Celebration 2016 Winter Showcase CONTACT SEARCH Search TNLAOnline TNLA Academics Click here for TNLA s online education website Build your business with TNLA s online education featuring webinars education resources and online training opportunities HOME CONTACT SITE MAP ABOUT TNLA Mission Statement Governance History TNLA Leadership Staff TNLA Membership Benefits CERTIFICATION Certification Promotion Resources CEU Opportunities TMCNP TCNP TCLP TCLA Renewal and Reinstatement Online Certification Exams TNLA Water Smart Certification REGIONS Region I Region II Region III Region IV Region V Region VI Region VII Region VIII SERVICES TNLA Education Member Discounts Legislative Regulatory Horticultural Careers Industry Research Reports Job Link Useful Links New to the Business Member Products Services Finder Learn More about TEIL Awards Texas Water Smart PRODUCTS TNLA

    Original URL path: http://txnla.org/services/tnla_academics (2016-04-24)
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  • Mexican and Fan Palm Quarantine — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    Wilt Fact Sheet Texas Department of Agriculture Quarantines Texas A M AgriLife Extension Sick Plant Diagnosis Mexican Fan and Queen Palm Quarantine Texas Department of Agriculture has issued an emergency quarantine on Mexican Fan and Queen Palms from the State of Florida Effective February 8 2016 the Texas Department of Agriculture TDA has imposed an emergency quarantine on the shipments of Mexican Fan and Queen Palms into the State of Texas from the State of Florida due to the threat of Fusarium wilt This is a temporary quarantine and will remain in effect until TDA is confident Florida s standards of testing are sufficient enough to protect our industry from the spread of this disease When that threshold is met TDA has the authority to remove the quarantine The disease has been present in Florida since 2010 or earlier and is currently widespread throughout most of the state In 2013 Fusarium wilt was identified in a Mexican fan palm sample received from a dying landscape palm in Harris County Texas by Texas A M AgriLife Extension Service However there have been no confirmed cases in Texas since then During November December 2015 a total of 31 samples were collected by TDA at nurseries and in landscapes in Cameron San Patricio Harris Hidalgo and Cameron counties all of the samples tested negative for F oxysporum f sp palmarum All the samples were taken from established symptomatic palms The mode of spread of this disease to mature landscape palms remains unknown but is suspected to be via airborne spores TDA and Texas A M AgriLife Extension will continue to test suspect samples here in Texas Please click here to review the TDA Emergency Quarantine If you have any questions please contact me Jim Reaves Director Legislative Regulatory Affairs jim tnlaonline org 512

    Original URL path: http://txnla.org/services/mexican_and_fan_palm_quarantine (2016-04-24)
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  • Legislative Action Alert: H-2B Returning Worker Exemption — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    Congressman Billy Long of Missouri is to circulating a letter to House DHS Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Carter and Ranking Member Lucille Roybal Allard asking that the fiscal 2017 DHS appropriations bill renew the H 2B returning worker exemption The subcommittee is currently working to finalize the appropriations bill The returning worker exemption is a crucial inclusion in the appropriations bill and we need your help to inform these representatives on the value that provision provides to your business TNLA urges you to call your member of Congress today and ask him or her to lend their support and sign on to this important letter You can reach your Representative through the Capitol switchboard at 202 225 3121 or if you prefer to send an email you can use the Contact Congress site When calling it is suggested that you ask to speak with the legislative assistant that works on labor related matters refer directly to the letter and ask if the Representative will be supportive We recommend that you personalize your message by including personal examples to help illustrate how the H 2B program is beneficial to your business your clients and American workers in general You may consider talking about the reasons returning workers are so important for example specialized knowledge significant safety improvements due to familiarity with equipment long term relationships that literally transform foreign workers lives etc If you have any questions or need assistance in crafting your message please feel free to contact Jeff Stokes our Director of Legislative Regulatory Affairs Thank you in advance for helping support the interests of Texas landscape professionals H 2B Guidance and Forms January 5 2016 OMB Approval of Revisions to Appendix B of Form ETA 9142B and Form ETA 9165 in order to Implement Provisions of 2016 DOL

    Original URL path: http://txnla.org/services/legislative_action_alert_h_2b_returning_worker_exemption (2016-04-24)
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  • How to Prepare for a Career in Horticulture — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    Tuesday May 17 8 30pm Region VII TNLA Region Meeting Begins Wednesday May 11 11 30am Ends Wednesday May 11 1 30pm WEBINAR Labor and Immigration Update with Craig Regelbrugge of AmericanHort Begins Tuesday June 21 10 00am Ends Tuesday June 21 11 00am How to Prepare for a Career in Horticulture Many nursery and landscape managers at all levels learn their skills on the job advancing as their knowledge and skills grow Others bring to the job skills they developed while preparing for a different career And others become skilled through formal educational programs combined with industry employment experience A good basic knowledge of the growing sciences is an advantage for anyone seeking career success in this industry Through their horticulture curricula high schools and vocational centers offer nursery and landscape courses in skill development an important component at school and in the workplace Arboreta and public gardens also provide educational programs at these institutions students earn a certificate instead of a diploma when they complete a program A number of junior and community colleges as well as other schools offer 2 year associate degree programs These technical courses apply directly to careers and they often include field training as well as hands on experience Such programs tend to cost less and the school schedules tend to be more flexible two valuable advantages for students with full or part time jobs Bachelor s degree programs at 4 year universities and colleges offer more opportunities for career and general educational development Specialties in such areas as nursery management and landscape management design or architecture build on a strong foundation in the growing sciences Other agricultural and plant sciences as well as business courses provide more career preparation Work or on the job experience is also very important Industry and university

    Original URL path: http://txnla.org/services/how_to_prepare_for_a_career_in_horticulture (2016-04-24)
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  • Career Descriptions — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    6 30pm Ends Tuesday May 10 8 30pm Region IV TNLA Region Meeting Social Event Begins Tuesday May 10 6 00pm Ends Tuesday May 10 8 00pm Region V TNLA Region Meeting Begins Tuesday May 17 6 30pm Ends Tuesday May 17 8 30pm Region VII TNLA Region Meeting Begins Wednesday May 11 11 30am Ends Wednesday May 11 1 30pm WEBINAR Labor and Immigration Update with Craig Regelbrugge of AmericanHort Begins Tuesday June 21 10 00am Ends Tuesday June 21 11 00am Career Descriptions Career opportunities may correspond with a variety of interests This industry includes many members with diverse backgrounds and skills who help to grow nursery plants and get them to the consumer and landscaping sites Propagator Supervises crews directly involved in producing new plants from seed cuttings layering and grafting Manages production facilities and schedules Production Superintendent Oversees all of the nursery s production phases form planting to shipping Makes operations decisions Division Manager Manages production in one of the major divisions of a large wholesale grower operation Crew Supervisor One of the skilled managers and trainers directing others in various nursery production operations Pest Management Specialist Responsibilities include prevention and control of destructive insects diseases and weeds Inventory Controller Manages nursery inventory and quality control by selecting stock according to buyer specifications and industry standards Shipping Manager Supervises order assembly packing and shipping schedules Landscape Designer Architect Prepares landscape designs and specifications through a nursery or an independent design firm Landscape Supervisor Manages and trains landscape installation crews Landscape Superintendent Coordinates all of the nursery s landscape installation Landscape Manager Supervises all phases of day to day plant care in the landscape contractor business Arborist Responsibilities focus on protecting and maintaining landscape trees Business Specialists Successful nurseries need such professionals in a variety of fields

    Original URL path: http://txnla.org/services/career_descriptions (2016-04-24)
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  • TNLA Membership — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    of Texas Texas Certified Professional Manuals Member Products Services Finder Advertise in TNLA Publications TNLA Online Store EVENTS Events Main Events Calendar Nursery Landscape EXPO TNLA Awards Celebration 2016 Winter Showcase CONTACT SEARCH Search TNLAOnline HOME CONTACT SITE MAP ABOUT TNLA Mission Statement Governance History TNLA Leadership Staff TNLA Membership Benefits CERTIFICATION Certification Promotion Resources CEU Opportunities TMCNP TCNP TCLP TCLA Renewal and Reinstatement Online Certification Exams TNLA Water Smart

    Original URL path: http://txnla.org/about_us/tnla_membership (2016-04-24)
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  • Texas Water Smart Initiative — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    because of population growth driven by Texas prosperity As a founding member of the Texas Water Smart Coalition TNLA needs your support as we work with local government leaders industry professionals suppliers and retail garden centers to teach Texans how to conserve water and maintain a healthy and beautiful outdoor environment The Water Smart Coalition plans to launch a full scale public education campaign designed to encourage consumers to make educated and valuable choices regarding the landscape design irrigation plant selection and other water conservation techniques Most of the education material is already compiled and ready to go out Now we need your contribution to help push that message out Local government and utility officials are watching to see if the industry and our partners can successfully encourage consumers to save water If we don t they will turn off the tap We ve been working together as a team since late last year and you ve already heard about some of our success The North Texas Municipal Water District decided to postpone the implementation of stage 4 water restrictions but they and other water utilities have made it very clear either we promote greater conservation among consumers or they will through regulation The Water Smart Coalition partners have already conducted market research and found that over 90 of Texas consumers surveyed reported drought related damage to their landscape and over 50 would plan to replace or repair damage if they had confidence that water would be available Perhaps the most valuable statistic demonstrates that 67 of respondents think water is an important resource that should be protected but only 23 believe they know how to conserve water outdoors That is a huge gap and it tells us that consumers are interested in water conservation they want to replace or

    Original URL path: http://txnla.org/about_us/texas_water_smart_initiative (2016-04-24)
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  • Texas Water Smart July 2013 — 2016 Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
    Ends Wednesday May 11 1 30pm WEBINAR Labor and Immigration Update with Craig Regelbrugge of AmericanHort Begins Tuesday June 21 10 00am Ends Tuesday June 21 11 00am Texas Water Smart July 2013 Texas Water Smart is a diverse coalition of businesses trade associations state agencies cities and elected officials who have come together promote water conservation TNLA is a founding member of this first public private water conservation partnership Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples is lending his support currently as our spokesperson and as an advisor The goal of our public advocacy coalition is to educate families and businesses about the importance of water conservation provide simple conservation tips and inform the public about the potential negative economic impact caused by excessive water restrictions Since January of 2012 TNLA and the Membership has spent countless resources promoting Texas Water Smart across the state We have participated in numerous press events run television and radio spots used social media used billboards and distributed upwards of 50 000 educational literature pieces on water conservation measures We have conducted polling to measure our success and the results were very good People are willing to do small things that cost no money to conserve our water On June 15th TWS partnered up with the Texas Rangers Baseball organization to have TWS Day at the Ballpark in Arlington Potential donors and supporters converged to take place in the festivities and to help better educate the general public We distributed thousands of TWS water bottles rain gauges and caps to the fans Prior to the game our television commercials played on the Jumbotron and our radio spots played throughout the concourse during the game The Rangers donated one of the two suites we used TNLA will continue to work to help conserve our natural resources

    Original URL path: http://txnla.org/about_us/texas_water_smart_july_2013 (2016-04-24)
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