The following publications are available to MNLA Members at discounted rates.

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Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional Manual
Prepare yourself for the certification exam with this detailed manual. Topics include: Minnesota laws and regulations, biology, plant material, nomenclature and classification, plant production and culture, pest management, business operations and landscape design. A cooperative effort between MNLA and the University of Minnesota Extension Service.

Contractors Reference Manual
Information for landscape contractors, irrigation contractors, and lawn care specialists. Includes a uniform set of landscape specifications, guidelines for building block retaining wall systems; specifications for seeding and sodding; estimating guidelines for grounds maintenance; a uniform set of irrigation system specifications; sample contract forms; a quick guide to plants as well as plant problems and antidotes. (Published by MNLA)

Designing Your Accounting System
This clear-cut guide to an often complicated subject offers primary accounting methods, as well as charts of accounts formatting and examples of basic management reports. Developed strictly for the Green Industry, this guide focuses on the most important part of your businessaccounting for sales, costs, and profits. (Published by ALCA)

Human Resources Handbook
A reference tool listing human resources materials available from the MNLA; internship, training, recruiting and job service programs; foreign exchange programs; MNLA Academic Awards Program overview; order forms for the ANLA Wage-Hour Summary, Green Industry Staff handbook, and the ALCA Landscape Industry Employee Compensation and Benefits Report. Call for your free copy.

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Management Safety Resource Manual
Achieve and maintain a safe working environment with this complete manual and model safety program. Eleven stimulating chapters include essential information on implementing a safety program, fleet safety, employee orientation, occupational injury management, substance abuse, fraud prevention, hazard communications and more. Specifically designed for the landscape industry, this excellent resource belongs in every landscape contractors office. (Published by ALCA)

Operating Cost Study
Evaluate your financial performance against the performance of your peers in this revised, detailed financial report for exterior and interior landscape firms. Based on survey results from landscape companies across the country, this "must have" guide provides you with the financial data to plan and better manage your business. (Published by ALCA)

Sabes Hablar Espanol?
An English to Spanish translation guide for landscapers, growers, nursery and garden center owners and employees. This pocket size translation guide contains 30 pages of translations relevant to the green industry. (Published by the Illinois Nurserymen's Association)

Wage and Benefit Survey Report
Data compiled by the MNLA in August 2000 from Wholesale Growers, Retail Garden Centers, Commercial Flower Growers, Irrigation Contractors, Lawn and Landscape Management Companies, Landscape Contractors, and Landscape Designers. Covers wages and benefits for permanent, seasonal, full-time and part-time employees.

CD-ROMS and Video Tapes

ALCA Landscape Contracting Forms CD-ROM
This valuable resource contains over 100 sample business forms and materials ready to print and use as an example. Business forms donated by landscape contractors across the country include: estimates and proposals, job and work orders, operations, personnel and human resources forms, general administrative forms, and sales and marketing brochures.

Horticopia Horticulture Reference
Available at a huge discount to MNLA members. Among the leading CD-ROM resources in the industry today! Thousands of plant photos with numerous applications for retailers and landscape designers. Two versions are available, ?Trees, Shrubs and Groundcovers? and ?Perennials and Annuals?.

Plant Elements of Design-Horticulture Reference
Interactive CD-ROM plant selection program. More than 1200 woody and herbaceous plants, all hardy in USDA Zone 4. Easily edited to include new plants or revise existing data. Developed by the U of M Extension Service.

"Choose Horticulture" Careers Video
This is a great recruitment tool! Show prospective employees the many exciting career options available in the Nursery and Landscape Industry. Available in 20-minute format or 60-minute loop. Perfect for use at career fairs and school visits.

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Landscape Marketing Stuffers
Send a high-impact marketing flyer with all of your mailings, for pennies a piece. These professionally produced, high-gloss flyers are designed to be both informative and targeted to specific services. Titles available are: Colorful Landscapes, Create an Environment, Creating Curb Appeal, Irrigate, Making Light of It, and Making a Splash. Sold in packets of 50 of each title. (Produced by ALCA)

Lawn Care Marketing Stuffer
An economical marketing flyer to reinforce positive environmental messages about professional lawn care services. Tell current and prospective customers about the environmental benefits of healthy lawns and remind them that you and your employees are licensed experts. Sold in packets of 300, with 100 copies of three different flyers in each packet.

Planting and Care Guide UPDATED IN 2000
Designed to give your customers the best possible instructions on proper care and handling of nursery stock. Good advice to help consumers with their tree and shrub purchases. Ready to customize with your company logo. (published by MNLA)

Northern Gardener fact sheets UPDATED IN 2000!
New look and updated information! Single page fact sheets for your nursery and garden center customers. Sold in packs of 100 of each title. Titles: Annuals, Azaleas, Bulbs, Composting, Establishing Lawns, Feeding Wild Birds, Herbs, Landscape Edging and Mulching, Irrigation, Lighting, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Planting Instructions, Pruning, Roses, Selecting Tree Fruits for MN, Shrubs, Trees, Water Gardening.


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Trees & Shrubs Catalog REVISED AND UPDATED IN 2001!
MNLA's biggest seller of all time. 40- full-color pages of trees and shrubs for northern climates. Show your clients the color, beauty and versatility of a wide variety of trees, shrubs, hedges and vines. Sold in cartons of 200.

Perennials Catalog REVISED IN 2000!
Bigger and better than ever! Fantastic photos and updated descriptions of our customers' favorite hardy perennials. Now 24 pages. Sold in cartons of 200.

Annuals Catalog
Unequaled in affordability, versatility and performance, annuals provide a truly dazzling array of sizes, colors and shapes. This 20-page catalog is filled with beautiful color photos of the areas most popular annuals. Sold in cartons of 200.

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