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2024 Get Ready for Spring Greenhouse Education Program, Part 1

Event date/time: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Event Type: 
$25 per person, pre-payment by credit card

Join us online on January 17, 2024 for a half-day virtual education program that will equip you with knowledge and skills you can put to use in the 2024 growing season.


8:30 AM - How to Diagnose Abiotic Disorders in Spring Greenhouse Crops

Dr. Neil Mattson, Professor and greenhouse specialist, Cornell University

Challenges in greenhouse production can come from living organisms (biotic disorders) such as disease or insect or mite problems, or from no-living factors (abiotic disorders) such as plant nutritional problems or environmental problems. In this session Dr. Mattson will discuss the identification of abiotic problems in the greenhouse. 

9:30 AM - Break

9:45 AM - Botrytis Fungicide Resistance Management in Greenhouse Crops

Dr. James Faust, Professor of Floriculture Physiology, Clemson University

Dr. Faust will discuss the best practices for managing and controlling botrytis and how to make the best management decisions for your greenhouse. Discussion will also include how to address fungicide resistance. 

10:45 AM - Break

11:00 AM - Pesticide Resistance Management for Major Pests of Spring Greenhouse Crops

Dr. Juang Horng (JC) Chong, Technical Development Manager, SePRO Corporation

The development of insecticide resistance by insect and mite pests is a threat to the safe and effective use of pesticides in greenhouse operations. In this session, JC will discuss how pesticide resistance arises and how to manage it. He will provide practical, science-based recommendations on how to best rotate pesticides as an effective way of minimizing the risk of pesticide resistance development

Pesticide Credits

Three pesticide credits in Massachusetts categories 26, 29, 31 and 000 (Applicator's License/Core) 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: 

You will receive an email closer to the January 17th event date with instructions on how to join the meeting.

Special thanks to the Massachusetts Flower Growers Association!  Their gracious support has reduced participation fees for this event.

Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - 5:00pm
Contact's name: 
Geoffrey Njue
Contact's email: 
Contact's phone on day of event: 
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