Upcoming Webinar – Staying Alive: Strategies to Improve Shelf Life of Spring Crops

It’s almost November, there’s a chill in the air, leaves on the ground and spring is right around the corner! We’re sure that many of you are planning for 2022, and the next webinar in our series should help with your spring preparations.

Dr. Neil Mattson joins us to share his tips for spring production based on his extensive research in ornamental plant production. Dr. Mattson is a familiar face to many in the floriculture sector, and we are looking forward to his insights. Check out the details below, and don’t forget to register!

Staying Alive: Strategies to Improve Shelf Life of Spring Crops

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EST

Where: Zoom

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5Zl4ZcWqT1q7-PgC1mb43A

Our Speaker:

Dr. Neil Mattson is Professor and greenhouse extension specialist in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. Neil joined Cornell in 2007 after completing his Ph.D. from the University of California Davis and Master’s from the University of Minnesota. Neil is the Director of Cornell’s Controlled Environment Agriculture group and his research is focused on optimizing crop performance and resource use efficiency of greenhouse flower and vegetable crops. Particular research interests include LED lighting and environmental control to reduce energy use, and fertilization strategies to improve crop performance.

The Topic:

Spring is a busy time for growers, especially those with bedding plant production. Optimized production practices are important for maintaining healthy crops during this busy season, when greenhouse space is at a premium! Dr. Mattson will talk to us about how environmental controls, fertilization choices, substrates and biostimulant products can all play a role in the final quality of your crop. Using production practices to achieve optimal crop quality in the greenhouse can improve shelf-life in the retail environment, allowing for better sell-through. Maintaining plant quality is important, both for maintaining relationships with customers and your bottom line.

Want more info or having trouble registering? Email Dr. Sarah Jandricic at sarah.jandricic@ontario.ca.

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