Educational Webinars

Webinar: Common Mistakes in Using Plant Growth Regulators and How to Avoid Them

Nov. 28 | 2 - 3 pm EST

Controlling growth of ornamentals with chemical growth regulators is a challenge for any grower. Knowing the vigor of the varieties grown, spacing requirements, hanging baskets over crops grown below in the greenhouse, time of year, and method of application all affect your growth control program. Roger will cover key mistakes growing plugs, liners, and finished plants that he sees in working with greenhouse growers around the country ... and how you can avoid them.  

Sponsored by: Fine

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Webinar: Understanding the Principles of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)

Oct. 26 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT

Are you looking to get into CEA? Vegetable production in controlled environment greenhouses can meet market demand for local year-round produce. From simple to sophisticated, learn about the range of technologies used in CEA, which crops are most commonly grown, and the most common hydroponic growing systems. Presented by Neil Mattson, associate professor and greenhouse extension specialist at Cornell University. This webinar also will cover market trends and considerations when starting a new CEA operation.

Sponsored by: Nexus & Hort Americas

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Webinar: Disease Management: Helping growers identify, correct and prevent common disease problems in ornamentals

Sept. 26 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT

Diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses can keep any grower awake at night. Not knowing what disease you may have on a particular crop may cause big losses before you know it. Roger C. Styer, Styer’s Horticultural Consulting, Inc. will cover the basic disease problems he finds around the country, how to tell what it is before you send in samples to a diagnostic lab, how to correct the disease problem, and how to prevent problems in the future.  Knowing how moisture management and humidity can help or hurt your control program, which crops tend to be indicators of that disease, and what basic control methods can be applied will be outlined.

Sponsored by: Nufarm

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Webinar: The Proper Use of Plant Growth Regulators

During this one-hour on-demand presentation, Roger Styer, Styer's Horticultural Consulting,  discusses the basics of commonly used growth regulators, how to apply them, and how to adjust for vigor of crops and weather conditions. He also shares examples of different successful growth control techniques, from plugs to poinsettias, to help growers control their crops.

Sponsored by: Dramm & NuFarm

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Webinar: Insect Control Strategies for Greenhouse Growers

During this on-demand webinar, Raymond Cloyd from Kansas State University addresses innovative techniques that growers can use to identify and manage thrips in their greenhouses.

Sponsored by: BASF

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