TROY, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County and The Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program announce their upcoming event, the Capital Region Bedding Plants Conference, to be held on January 8, 2019, from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM. The Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY is the location of this annual event.
Presentations this year will include discussions on pest management in greenhouses, worker protection regulation updates, invasive species, and discussion of 2018 Trial Gardens and Trends. Vendors will be available for conference participants to visit at several points during the day.
New this year is a Vendors’ Reception from 4:30-5:30 PM on January 7, 2019. The reception will be held jointly with the annual Capital Region Cut Flower Conference, being held at the same location on January 7, 2018, and is a social hour where you can meet with representatives of businesses that help support CCE horticulture meetings, as well as a time to get to know other area growers. Registration for the Bedding Plant Meeting will also be open during this time.
The Capital Region Bedding Plant Conference has been well-attended and popular with nurserymen, greenhouse operators and other horticulture professionals in past years and promises to be so again this year!
Admission to the Bedding Plants Conference is $45.00 per person if paid in advance, or $65.00 per person at the door. Pre-registration is required and is available online at https://tinyurl.com/BeddingPlant2019, or contact Tove Ford at (518)765-3518 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with registration. Lunch and admission to the Vendors’ Reception are provided at no additional cost.
DEC pesticide credits have been applied for. If you should wish to apply for pesticide credits for your pesticide certification, provide your certification number during pre-registration for the Capital Region Bedding Plants Conference. Pre-registration closes on January 4, 2019.
8:00 – 8:30 Registration @ Hilton Garden Inn
Morning Speakers and Topics, Beginning at 8:30am:
Lindsey Christianson, Introduction to Biological Control, CCE CAAHP
Jeremy Webber, Managing a Greenhouse Using Biological Control – Koppert Biological Systems, USA
Mark Solan, Pesticide and Worker Safety Regulation Updates
Stephen Hadcock, Risk Management, CCE CAAHP
Afternoon Speakers and Topics, Beginning at 1:00pm:
Kendra Hutchins, 2018 Trial Gardens and Trends, Cornell University
Kristopher Williams, Invasive Species, PRISM
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County