This seminar centers around identifying what look like problems with palms that in reality are not.
In many cases, perceived problems relate to poor cultural practices including incorrect selection of plant material. This presentation is both informative and entertaining.
1. Understanding palms in the landscape
2. Learning to recognize real problems and those that only appear to be problems
3. Why palms should be used in landscapes
M. L. Robinson
Expertise: M. L. Robinson has had a 30+ year career in Environmental Horticulture and related fields as an Associate Professor/ Specialist for the University of Nevada and the University of Florida. Areas of expertise include water conservation, natural resources, palms, desert plants (cactus, succulents) and Mojave natives), herpetology, hemp, arboriculture, and integrated pest management. He has worked in grant procurement and applied research. He has extensive experience developing educational programs for the community and horticultural industry, including seminars, cable television, video, educational publications, journal articles, posters, national and international presentations, and promotional brochures. He has served on the board of directors of many national committees and has been part of the formation and development of several reginal and national professional organizations.
Programs: Research in areas of hemp, wine grapes and hops. Desert Bio-scape (sustainable horticulture), Desert Green (a two-day annual conference and mini trade show), Environmentally Friendly Pest Control, Integrated Pest Management and Training, Correctional Horticultural Training, Palms and Cacti, The Nevada Naturalist Program and Basic Skills for Commercial Horticulture Maintenance.