If you missed the registration deadline but still want to attend, contact Elizabeth Lamb (607) 254-8800 or email@example.com to check for space, availability and late registration directions.
The Doctor is IN
Bring samples of your pest and nutrient issues - or those problems you just can't figure out - and we'll discuss the appropriate management techniques to solve them.
Root Rots Revealed
In this session, we'll go below the surface of growing media to seewhat causes wilting, stem rot and root decay of bedding plants and perennials. Participants will look at the roots and examine the fungi that are responsible for root rots such as Pythium and Black Root Rot through compound microscopes. We'll review how these diseases can get started and discuss techniques to control them, including newer treatments and traditional fungicides.
Good Bugs for Bad Bugs
Using beneficial insects and mites against greenhouse insect and mite pests is becoming a more common method of insect/mite pest management. But it's important to get answers to some basic questions in order to learn how to use these biological controls. What do these beneficial insects look like? Which ones are used against whichpests? How do you use them? How can I know if they're working? Can I use them along with pesticides? In this workshop, we'll take a very close look at these beneficial bugs and provide some answers to these and other questions
Media Myth Busters
So many substrate products and amendments are currently available on the market. How do you sort out what works and what doesn't? Through hands on exercises, this session will cover: microbial inoculants used for disease suppression and nutrient availability, the interaction of growing media and pesticides, common organic substrates and fertilizers, alternative ingredients to peat, and how to test your own compost. Participants will leave with how media choices can affect insects such as fungus gnats and strategies for testing products and substrate components in their own operations.
Registration questions? Contact Contact Elizabeth Lamb (607) 254-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.