Landscape professionals to speak

The public is invited to the Maui Landscape Professionals’ Mixed Plate Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Services Building on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus.

Presentations will include the following:

West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative

Tova Callender, the coordinator for the West Maui Watershed Campaign, will address the issue of land-based pollution as it pertains to stress on coral reefs around the islands. Participants will learn how to implement practices to make the ocean healthier.

Callender will have suggestions for new landscapes such as rain gardens to filter run-off and a new Reef Friendly Resort landscaping project in Kaanapali that will begin in the next few months.

For more information, visit the website at

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All in the Family Plant Talk: Native Plants for Maui’s Coastal Gardens

Terry Nutt will discuss Hawaiian plants that thrive in Maui’s lower elevations and where to purchase them.

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On the Lookout For Pests and Diseases in Our Landscapes

Allison Wright will show examples of the worst pests and diseases to look for now that summer is here.

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New Products to Use in Landscape Maintenance

Ken Findeisen, owner of Hawaii Grower Products, will talk about some new products that have come on the market for use in landscapes. They include an organic humic acid product to help condition soil.

He also will talk about Advion ant bait. His last product discussion will be about Provaunt, a new control for lepidopterous larvae. To learn more, visit his website at

For more information about the meeting, call 268-6927.