On April 12, Greenhouse Management will be hosting their annual Plant Health Virtual Conference, focusing on the health of spring bedding crops! Register for FREE to listen to talks about nutrient management, sanitation, disease control and thrips control on spring plants. Read on for more details on speakers and how to register.
Whether you’re growing acres of bedding plants or a few thousand square feet of perennials, plant health is vital to healthy profits. Hone those plant protection skills at our FREE virtual conference. Join us for the Greenhouse Management Plant Health Virtual Conference to learn best practices for setting up a nutrient management program for bedding plants, BMPs for greenhouse sanitation, biological control of thrips, and disease control for spring crops. Bring your burning plant health questions – each presentation from our panel of university horticulture researchers will be followed by a Q&A session with the experts.
Registration: Click HERE TO REGISTER
12:00 PM – 12:10 PM: Success With Nufarm Solutions (Conference Sponsor)
12:10 PM – 01:00 PM: Nutrient Management
01:10 PM – 02:00 PM Greenhouse Sanitation
02:10 PM – 03:00 PM: Thrips Control
03:10 PM – 04:00 PM Disease Control
12:00 PM – 12:10 PM
Success With Nufarm Solutions
In this brief session learn how Nufarm can help you produce a quality crop each season. With a complete portfolio of plant protection products, Targeted spray programs, and Virtual Learnings along with seasoned experts to assist you along the way, Nufarm is here to help every grower “Grow A Better Tomorrow”.
SPEAKER Heidi Warner Ornamental Segment Lead, Nufarm Americas Inc.VIEW BIO
12:10 PM – 01:00 PM
A dialed-in nutrient program will help produce robust, high-quality plants, all leading to a profitable crop. Christopher Currey, associate professor at Iowa State University’s Department of Horticulture, will provide valuable information and tools to help growers create a nutrient program for bedding plant production.
SPEAKER Dr. Christopher Currey, Assistant Professor of Horticulture, Iowa State University VIEW BIO
01:00 PM – 01:10 PM
Sponsor Session 2
01:10 PM – 02:00 PM
A clean greenhouse has a direct link to plant health. Raymond Cloyd, a professor and extension specialist at Kansas State University, will discuss the importance of sanitation in greenhouse production systems, and how it relates to tasks such as weed management, disposal of plant and growing medium debris, and algae management.
SPEAKER Dr. Raymond Cloyd, Professor/Extension Specialist, Kansas State University – Department of Entomology VIEW BIO
02:00 PM – 02:10 PM
Sponsor Session 3
02:10 PM – 03:00 PM
Dr. Jandricic will go over effective management of thrips in spring crops, from planning to pocketbook. This talk will cover preventative measures you can take, the importance of proper thrips identification, and how to implement a successful biologically-based IPM program. This talk will draw heavily from grower experiences in Canada, where thrips are managed without conventional pesticides to produce high quality crops with fewer pesticide residues.
SPEAKER Dr. Sarah JandricicGreenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)VIEW BIO
03:00 PM – 03:10 PM
Sponsor Session 4
03:10 PM – 04:00 PM
There are a number of diseases that can afflict greenhouse crops. Don’t let them get out of control and prevent sales. Janna Beckerman, a plant pathology professor at Purdue University, digs in to her years of experience to offer solid advice on how to rogue out destructive diseases.
SPEAKER Dr. Janna Beckerman, Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist, Department of Plant Pathology, Purdue University VIEW BIO