Schedule of Events
Plant Health Virtual Conference - GM
12:10 PM – 01:00 PM
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Speaker Sarah Jandricic Greenhouse Floriculture IPM Specialist Canada’s 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
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.
Speaker Dr. Janna Beckerman Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist Department of Plant Pathology, Purdue University View Bio