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Horticulture

With special guest presentation by Pat McCrindle on increasing proἀtability.
Take an in-depth look at how and why vendors can help you grow & improve your business.
Thursday,January 26, 2017
KPU Langley Campus - Field Labs
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
If you are interested in attending, RSVP by January 23, 2017 to Barry Vignal.
E-mail: barry.vignal@burnco.com or Phone: 604-313-8241

 

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BCLNA 2016 Supplier of the Year

Awarded at the BCLNA Annual Christmas Party and Industry Awards evening on December 1, 2016, Shelley Murley and Rob Welsh accepted the award on behalf of the School of Horticulture.
 

Turfies practice for an interview

Students of HORT 1132 - Turfgrass Operations wrapped up their Fall 2016 session with "Interview Day". Purpose is to develop student skills of Resume, Cover letter, Portfolio and Interviewing. 4 industry professionals were the panel for 20 minute individual student interviews while their classmates watched. Each interview concluded with the panel commenting on students' performance.
 

Awesome Plant ID App!

KPU's School of Horticulture goes global with this innovative Plant Database App that takes plant and pest identification to a whole new level!

This app has been developed to help users quickly identify plants using smart phones and tablets. There are over 1500 plant entries and 20,000 images with close-up details of the leaves, flowers, fruits, or cones taken from the full web version of the KPU Plant Database. There are direct links to search the internet for more information on each plant or pest entry. Plant and pest favorites can also be stored (to review for tests, for consideration in a landscape plan, etc.).

The paid version allows users to upload their own images with searchable descriptions as a means to record where and when the plant was found. These plants can then be found again to observe seasonal changes, to help other users locate the plants, or to monitor plant growth or pests. Students can even create personalized digital herbarium or bug collection to become better prepared for tests!

Volunteering at Pacific Links Championship

"From crisp lined tee-boxes,to laser cut fairways, to mint rolling greens, Bear Mountain Golf Course can be described in few choice words like dialed-in, or perfect. Add some of the world’s top elite players into the mix and who wouldn't want to be involved with the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship? The fans and volunteers from our Turf Management Diploma program followed these legendary players around the scenic mountain course for a very exciting three day tournament. Volunteering for an event like this is something every student should experience. "
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- by Josh Carlsen KPU  - Turf Management Student

An interview with Janis Matson

Her knowledge of trees and shrubs has been developed over 30 years of working in horticulture. She is one of our instructor, an accomplished garden designer and garden builder, certified arborist, owner of Shoreline Landscape Design and someone who has been guiding gardeners to pick the proper tree for years.
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- by STEVE WHYSALL – Vancouver Sun

Industry partnership gift of original art

The KPU Faculty of Science and Horticulture was recently gifted an original artwork from Bur-Han Garden and Lawn Care, a close School of Horticulture industry contact. The painting, an original by Victoria artist Janet Anderson, is of the dogwood, called “Spring.” “Several of our employees have completed the KPU’s landscape horticulture apprenticeship program and we were looking for a meaningful way to say thank you for the excellent hands-on training our employees have received and will continue to receive in the years to come,” said Robert Hannah, co-owner of Bur-Han.
“What a wonderful way for our horticulture programs to get recognized by the industry,” said Dr. Elizabeth Worobec, dean of the Faculty of Science and Horticulture. “We are very thankful for this stunning piece of art and we look forward to continuing working with Bur-Han.”
The painting is prominently displayed in the reception area of the Faculty of Science and Horticulture Dean’s Office at KPU Langley.