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2022 Virtual Get Ready for Spring Greenhouse Program, Part 1

Event date/time: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
$20 per person, pre-payment by credit card

Join us via GoToWebinar on January 18, 2022 for a virtual education program that will provide you with tips for growing young plants and managing pests in spring greenhouse crops.


8:30 AM - Tips for Handling and Propagating Young Plants

Dr. Roberto Lopez, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Michigan State University

Successful greenhouse crops start with vigorous and healthy young plants. Learn how to prepare for the arrival of unrooted cuttings and properly handle them from receipt until transplant to reduce losses and propagation time.

9:30 AM - Break

9:45 AM - Managing Piercing-Sucking Insect Pests of Greenhouse-Grown Crops

Dr. Raymond Cloyd, Professor and Extension Specialist, Kansas State University

Raymond will discuss the biology, feeding behavior, and subsequent plant damage associated with piercing-sucking insect pests such as, aphids and whiteflies. Raymond will then provide information on the plant protection strategies that growers can implement to prevent plant damage from piercing-sucking insect pests.

10:45 AM - Break

11:00 AM - Identification and Management Strategies for Oomycete Diseases in Greenhouse Crops

Dr. Mary Hausbeck, Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist, Michigan State University

Oomycetes, often referred to as “water-molds” are fungal like organisms that cause damaging diseases in greenhouse crops. Knowing exactly what pathogen you are dealing with is the most important first step in managing diseases. Dr Hausbeck will discuss how to identify and manage diseases caused by Oomycetes.

Pesticide Credits

Two pesticide credits in categories 26, 29, 31 and 000 have been approved for this program. Credits are valid for equivalent categories in all New England states. To receive pesticide credits, you must register with your unique email address, log in with your own device, answer all the poll sessions and complete the survey after the webinar.

How to Participate: 

Special thanks to the Massachusetts Flower Growers Association!  Their gracious support has reduced participation fees for this event.
Click the button below to pay with a credit card.  Please note that registration for this webinar is a 2-step process - after payment you must confirm your registration with GoToWebinar at the link provided in your confirmation email. You must do this by 5:00 PM on 1/17/2022 to receive the participation link in time to join the meeting at 8:30 on 1/18.

Registration Deadline: 
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 5:00pm
Contact's name: 
Geoffrey Njue
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