Schedule of Events

Plant Health Virtual Conference - GM

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM

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In this brief session learn how Nufarm can help you produce a quality crop each season. With a complete portfolio of plant protection products, Targeted spray programs, and Virtual Learnings along with seasoned experts to assist you along the way, Nufarm is here to help every grower “Grow A Better Tomorrow”.
Heidi Warner
Speaker Heidi Warner Ornamental Segment Lead Nufarm Americas Inc. View Bio

12:10 PM – 01:00 PM

Nutrient Management
A dialed-in nutrient program will help produce robust, high-quality plants, all leading to a profitable crop. Christopher Currey, associate professor at Iowa State University’s Department of Horticulture, will provide valuable information and tools to help growers create a nutrient program for bedding plant production.
Christopher Currey
Speaker Christopher Currey Assistant Professor of Horticulture Iowa State University View Bio

01:00 PM – 01:10 PM

Sponsor Session 2

01:10 PM – 02:00 PM

Greenhouse Sanitation
A clean greenhouse has a direct link to plant health. Raymond Cloyd, a professor and extension specialist at Kansas State University, will discuss the importance of sanitation in greenhouse production systems, and how it relates to tasks such as weed management, disposal of plant and growing medium debris, and algae management.
Dr. Raymond Cloyd
Speaker Dr. Raymond Cloyd Professor/Extension Specialist Kansas State University - Department of Entomology View Bio

02:00 PM – 02:10 PM

Sponsor Session 3

02:10 PM – 03:00 PM

Thrips Control
Dr. Jandricic will go over effective management of thrips in spring crops, from planning to pocketbook. This talk will cover preventative measures you can take, the importance of proper thrips identification, and how to implement a successful biologically-based IPM program. This talk will draw heavily from grower experiences in Canada, where thrips are managed without conventional pesticides to produce high quality crops with fewer pesticide residues.
Sarah Jandricic
Speaker Sarah Jandricic Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) View Bio

03:00 PM – 03:10 PM

Sponsor Session 4

03:10 PM – 04:00 PM

Disease Control
There are a number of diseases that can afflict greenhouse crops. Don’t let them get out of control and prevent sales. Janna Beckerman, a plant pathology professor at Purdue University, digs in to her years of experience to offer solid advice on how to rogue out destructive diseases.
Dr. Janna Beckerman
Speaker Dr. Janna Beckerman Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist Department of Plant Pathology, Purdue University View Bio