NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Pest & Production Update for Greenhouse Crops will be held on Thursday Sept. 27th at the CAES in New Haven, Connecticut. Please register by Friday Sept 21th (the caterer requires an estimate for the lunch count). Deadline has been extended. Don’t miss this chance to learn from national experts, talk to your colleagues, and obtain pesticide recertification credits!
You can register by:
· Email: Leanne Pundt, at email@example.com
· Call 860-626-6855 (office phone with answering machine)
· Call or text 860-921-3288 (Cell phone)
You can then pay at the door (check made payable to UConn for $25.00 per person) or you can send in the registration form (PDF) with a check.
Pest & Production Update for Greenhouse Crops
September 27, 2018
Jones Auditorium, The Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station,
123 Huntington Street, New Haven, CT
8:30 – 9:00 Registration, Coffee Available
9:00 – 9:30 USDA Crop Insurance Options to Manage Farm Risk, Joseph Bonelli, Associate Extension Educator, UConn Extension. Joe will give an update on Crop Insurance and Risk Management.
9:45 – 10:45 Managing Plant Height, Christopher J. Currey, Iowa State University. Chris will discuss how scheduling, cultivar selection, modifying fertilizer and irrigation practices, manipulating temperatures and applying plant growth regulators will help you manage plant height.
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Greenhouse Lighting-Why, When, and What, Christopher J. Currey, Iowa State University. The recent popularity of light-emitting diodes has brought lighting to everybody’s attention. Chris will review the advantages of lighting for flowering and growth of greenhouse crops, as well as compare how different lighting technologies can be utilized.
12:00- 12:30 Lunch (provided)
12:30- 1:30 Eats Shoots and Leaves: Important Pests of Annuals & Perennials including an Update on Management. Dan Gilrein, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. This presentation will discuss some damaging insect pests of herbaceous annuals and perennials, including some ‘new’ pests, and what to do about them. There are some new controls and we will review issues we’re aware of, as well as strategies that can minimize problems later in production.
1:30- 2:30 Getting Into the (Root) Zone, and When Mite Makes Blight. Dan Gilrein, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. Out of sight is out of mind, until there’s damage from root zone pests. Growers of potted herbaceous ornamentals are seeing more problems with pests such as root aphids and root mealybugs, but some older ones still can be a problem. This presentation will cover many of those, as well as a review of the controls we have for mites in ornamental plant production.
2:30 – 3:30 Managing the Root Zone, Rosa E. Raudales, University of Connecticut. The root zone is an area that strongly determines ornamental plant health and performance. Chemical, microbial and physical processes that occur in the root zone can be manipulated to achieve high quality crops. Good watering practices plus the use of amendments helps prevent root diseases and promote growth.
3:30 Pesticide Recertification and Adjournment – Safe Travels!
* 5.0 Pesticide Recertification Credits
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