TAG: Michigan State University

Hometown team wins top prize at NCLC

March 22, 2017By

Under the towering gaze of the Y Mountain peak, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) hosted its annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) March 15-18 in Provo, Utah, home of Brigham Young University—Provo. Though winter storms on the East Coast prevented some universities from attending, 61 teams competed in this year’s event. The hometown team was the overall winner of the... read more

NALP awards 53 scholarships at NCLC

March 30, 2016By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Foundation awarded $69,100 in scholarships to 53 students during the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, held March 16-19 at Mississippi State University. The Foundation also awarded the President’s Scholarship, a $3,000 scholarship, to Ben Harcey from Michigan State University. The President’s Scholarship is selected by the Foundation judging panel, which looks for a student who excels in... read more

National Collegiate Landscape Competition returns to Mississippi State for its 40th anniversary

November 23, 2015By

The National Collegiate Landscape Competition will take place March 16-19 at Mississippi State University. The event has grown from its beginnings as a friendly competition between the Mississippi State, Ohio State and Michigan State University horticulture programs to become the signature recruiting and career building event in the landscape industry, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals. This year,... read more

65 teams compete at 2015 PLANET Student Career Days

March 24, 2015By

In its 39th year, the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Student Career Days drew 800 students to North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., last week. Sixty-five teams, including three National FFA Organization high school teams, participated in 27 individual and team competitions. The events included, among others, tree climbing, hardscape installation, wood construction, plant identification, sales presentation, exterior/interior design, irrigation... read more

Online course offers 24 hours of turfgrass science training

December 2, 2014By

Turfgrass professionals have an outlet this winter to learn science-based principles to manage turf for recreation, sport, aesthetics and environmental protection—the 2015 Great Lakes School of Turfgrass Science Online is slated for Jan. 7-March 25. The 12-week, certificate-based program will have training sessions accessible live online on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (CST), providing 24 hours of... read more

Entomologists release 2nd edition EAB report

July 28, 2014By

Click to download A new report by entomologists studying Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) indicates effective measures can be taken to slow EAB’s spread and preserve ash trees. Cowritten by several university researchers, “Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer (2014)” provides a status update on ongoing scientific research conducted to evaluate chemical treatments used to kill EAB. “Government... read more