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UAC MAGAZINE • NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012


UAC Magazine Official publication of the


NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 URBAN AG


GEORGIA UAC NEWS 5 President/Executive Director message


6 Georgia Grown New statewide program focuses on our industry 62 UAC welcomes new members


BUSINESS


27 Make sure your I-9 forms are A-OK 28 Accidents can be a disaster But safety can be profitable 34 Self police state, part I Workplace regulatory strategy? 42 Leading for success Leadership with a clear line of sight 44 Building your success A serial entrepreneur’s “common” sense advice


INDUSTRY


46 MSMA still available Update for turfgrass applications 48 Georgia turf goes to Cuba Blanketing Cuban golf couses 50 Step up your professionalism Licensure and certification


URBAN AG


54 2012 Georgia Gold Medal Winners Proven performers 56 Chasing the flags Market research from trial gardens 58 Tricked or treated? Understand what you’re getting when buying seed 60 Taking on the tough ones Cut and spray to control weedy vines


IN EVERY ISSUE


10 Save the date 13 Have you met...David Bell, LifeScapes 14 Pest 411 New bug stinking up Georgia 16 Me & My Mentor Tony Gibson, Gibson Landscape Services 18 Safety works Protecting your equipment 22 What the tech? Quick tech tips from Manta


4 COUNCILMAGAZINE Georgia Urban Agriculture Council


Board of Directors Teddy Russell, President Russell Landscape Group, Inc.


Tony Gibson, Vice-President Gibson Landscape Services, LLC


Ken Morrow, Treasurer Sod Atlanta, Inc.


Bret Bowlin, Secretary Mountain Valley Farms


Aaron McWhorter North Georgia Turf, Inc.


Bob Scott Irrigation Consultant Services, Inc.


George Wolf John Deere Landscapes


Dixie Speck Solterra, Inc.


Anthony Williams Stone Mountain Park


Phil Walters, Past President Frank A. Smith Nurseries


Ex Officio Kris Braman Interim Dir., Center for Urban Agriculture


Ellen Bauske UGA Extension Public Service Assistant


Clint Waltz UGA Extension Turf Agronomist


Staff Mary Kay Woodworth Executive Director


Kathy Gatten Johnson Marketing Director & Editor


A member of: Atlanta Botanical Garden Georgia Agribusiness Council Georgia Arborist Association Georgia Association of Water Professionals Georgia Green Industry Association Georgia Urban Forest Council Georgia Water Alliance PLANET Southeastern Horticultural Society


Georgia Urban Ag Council PO Box 817 Commerce GA 30529 P: 800.687.6949 F: 706.336.6898 E: info@urbanagcouncil.com www.urbanagcouncil.com


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