EAST AURORA, N.Y. — A Bedding Plant Workshop will be held Feb. 13 in East Aurora. Registration begins at 9:45 am with the program running from 10 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
Come learn what is new in management of pests in commercial greenhouses from Cornell horticulture faculty, industry personnel and regional pesticide specialists. Presentations will cover fertility programs for healthy plants, using plants as partners in a bio-control program, scouting protocols for greenhouse pests, use of nematodes to control unwanted insects and new pest management tools. The program has been approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for 4.5 credits in pesticide recertification categories 10, 1a, 3a and 24. Speakers include Neil Mattson, John Sanderson and Elizabeth Lamb from Cornell; Ken Brown, a local consultant; Michael Oleykowski, from Syngenta; and Mike Nierenberg, with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The program is provided in partnership with New York Flower Industries.
The workshop will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County office (located in the Print Shop Building on the Roycroft campus), at 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora, NY 14052. Workshop registration includes coffee, snacks and lunch. Sponsorship of program breaks and lunch has been provided by Syngenta and Ball Horticultural.
Registration fee is $45 for the first person from a business or family enrolled in CCE of Erie County Agriculture Program. For those not enrolled in the Ag Program, the fee is $60. Additional persons from the same family or business are $30 each. Register online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2018WNYBeddingPlantSchool_214.
—Cornell Cooperative Extension