Plant Health Management: Fertigation, Substrates and Scouting

Date: October 20, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Georgian Room, Nazareth Complex, 3299 Gull Rd, Nazareth, MI 49074
Contact: Heidi Wollaeger, 269-384-8010, wollaege@anr.msu.edu

Are you interested in alternative substrates to peat moss? Do you understand how to pick a fertilizer for your water quality? Do you want to learn practical techniques to scout your greenhouse? In this one day seminar, we will discuss micro- and macronutrient requirements for plant health, alternative substrates and have a hands-on demonstration and discussion on scouting technique. We will show you how to use virus testing kits, provide plant samples to demonstrate how to ID pests in the greenhouse and showcase common tools used for scouting.  The grower panel will share their tips and techniques for scouting their greenhouses.

Speakers:        
Garrett Owen, Purdue University
Bill Argo, Blackmore Company
Mark Crossley, West Michigan IPM
Heidi Wollaeger, MSU Extension

Grower Panel on Scouting:
Ben Klooster, Klooster Greenhouses
Kim Massaro, C. Raker & Sons Inc.
Todd Triemstra, Tom’s Greenhouses, Inc.

Cost: Early Bird: $39 (by Oct. 3, 2014)
           Regular Registration: $49 (after Oct. 3, 2014)           
           Includes lunch and refreshments.

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