2015 Greenhouse Webinar Trainings in Lenoir

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The following e-GRO Webinar Conference trainings will be available for greenhouse growers and employees in the foothills to attend in 2015. Please note the date and schedule for each training to be hosted at the Caldwell County Extension Center in Lenoir, NC. Please note that Pesticide Credits may be available by attending the trainings at the Extension Center in Lenoir.

Pre-registration is required since seating will be limited to some of the trainings. Registration fee is $10.00 per class payable at door. Please contact the Extension Center at 828-757-1290 or e-mail Tina_Lovejoy@ncsu.edu for more information. A map with directions to the Caldwell County Extension Center is located on the enclosed “Foothills Ornamental Production Workshop” brochure.

2015 e-GRO Webinar Conference Trainings

Ready, Set, Let’s Grow: Spring Annual Production Strategies, January 16, 2015 (10:30 am to 3:00 pm)

Are you ready for a fantastic spring bedding plant production season? We are! Join this Proven Winners sponsored webinar to find out the latest information for starting your spring out on the right foot. The latest in production techniques and research findings will be presented to help improve your bottom line this spring..

Seating will be limited to 35.
10:30 – 10:45 am – Registration
10:45 – 11:00 am – Welcome – Brian Krug; University of New Hampshire
11:00 – 11:25 am – Recognizing Spring Annual Disorders – Brian Whipker; NCSU
11:30 – 11:55 am – Supplemental Lighting Strategies for Spring Annuals – Roberto Lopez; Purdue University
12:00 – 12:30 pm – Photoperiod Strategies for Spring Annuals – Chris Currey; Iowa State University
12:30 – 12:55 pm – Lunch Break
12:55 – 1:00 pm – Welcome Back/Questions – Brian Krug; UNH
1:00 – 1:25 – Don’t Get Tripped By Thrips: Effective Thrips Management – Raymond Cloyd; Kansas State University
1:30 – 1:55 pm – Snow Princess Lobulara: Tips and Troubleshooting -Brian Whipker
2:00 – 2:25 pm – Osteospermum Fertilization and PGR Strategies – Brian Krug
2:30 – 3:00 pm – Managing pH Drift: Recognizing and Correcting High and Low pH Disorders – Brian Whipker

2.0 hours of Pesticide Credit are available in categories L, N, O, D, & X

PGR University, January 23, 2015 (10:15 am to 2:45 pm)

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are excellent management tools for customizing plant growth. Two PGR experts, Drs. Joyce Latimer and Brian Whipker will discuss the basic principles of PGRs, from their benefits, types available, application methods and other considerations. Join the webinar free thanks to the sponsorship of Fine Americas. It is a perfect series of presentations for those who are new to PGRs or growers who desire to learn a little more background information about how to manage plant growth.

10:15 to 10:45 am – Registration
10:45 – 11:00 am – Welcome – Brian Krug; University of New Hampshire
11:00 – 11:25 am – Goals and Other Benefits of PGRs – Brian Whipker; NCSU
11:30 – 11:55 am – How Anti-GA PGRs Work – Brian Whipker
12:00 – 12:30 – Branching Agents – Joyce Latimer; Virginia Tech
12:30 – 12:55 pm – Lunch
12:55 – 1:00 pm – Welcome Back – Brian Krug
1:00 – 1:25 pm – Application Methods: Sprays and Liner Soaks – Joyce Latimer
1:30 – 1:55 pm – Application Methods: Drenches and Bulb Soaks  – Brian Whipker
2:00 – 2:25 pm – Other Considerations When Using PGRs – Joyce Latimer
2:30 – 2:45 pm – Questions and Wrap Up – Brian Whipker & Joyce Latimer

2.5 hours of Pesticide Credit are available in categories L, N, O, D, & X.

BioControl in the Greenhouse, January 30, 2015 (9:45 am to 3:45 pm)

This webinar will introduce you to the scope and benefits of establishing a biological control program in your greenhouse as part of your pest management program.

9:45 -10:15 am – Registration
10:15 – 10:25 am – Introduction – Brian Krug, University of New Hampshire
10:30 – 11:25 am – Are you ready to start a BioControl Program?
Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting
11:30 – 11:55 am – Insect pest identification – Nancy Rechcigl, Syngenta
2:00 – 12:25 pm – Biological Control on Herbs – Stanton Gill, University of Maryland
12:30 – 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 – 1:25 pm – Importance of a Proactive Approach with a Biological Control Strategy –
Ron Valentin, Biocontrol Specialist
1:30 – 1:55 pm – Grower Experience with Banker Plants for Aphid Control
Rich Densel, Van Vugt Greenhouses, Pompton Plains, NJ
2:00 – 2:25  pm – Pesticides- Are They Ever Compatible with a Biocontrol Program?
Rick Yates, GGSPro Technical Services Manager, Griffin Greenhouse Supplies
2:30 – 2:55  pm – The Fundamentals of Biocontrol of Fungal and Bacterial Diseases –
Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University
3:00 – 3:25 pm –  Case Studies of Using Biocontrol for Disease Control in Greenhouse Crops – Matthew Krause, Product Development Manager. BioWorks, Inc.
3:30 – 3:45 pm – Wrap up

Pesticide Credits may be available. Please check when you pre-register.

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Photo of Tina LovejoyTina LovejoyCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (828) 757-1290 (Office) tina_lovejoy@ncsu.eduCaldwell County, North Carolina
Posted on Jan 9, 2015
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