Educational Webinars

Understanding fiber growing containers through real-world applications

There are many challenges the organic grower faces on any given day, many stressors which the traditional grower doesn’t often wrestle with when cultivating their crops. While diseases, soil conditions, weeds, watering and governmental regulations are commonalities for all growers across North America, in order for crops to be certified organic, growers must adhere to strict guidelines, daunting paperwork and mandated compliance throughout the growing process. Fiber growing containers provide a sustainable, biodegradable, certified solution for organic growers.

In this webinar, The HC Companies will highlight how their EcoGrow® Organic Growing Containers can be successfully implemented in real-world growing conditions by providing results from actual trials done by actual growers in the horticultural industry. They’ll discuss growing environments, irrigation, retail sales, performance and degradation so you can determine if fiber growing containers are the right solution for your operation.

Led by HC’s Bryce Anderson, a tenured Territory Sales Manager and fiber specialist for almost a decade, he’s ready to guide you into the world of fiber growing containers, while answering all of your questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to request a FREE Sample Kit of EcoGrow® products at the end of the webinar.

Sponsored by: The HC Companies

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Learn to Implement Contactless Plant Pick Up and Delivery

Protect people and jobs with No Contact Plant Pick Up. SBI Software is offering a free consumer online store for garden centers. Learn how simple it has been made to set up, manage, promote and fulfill orders. You only have to add one link to your existing website, no additional e-commerce tools required. Also included are Platform Apps to set up the online store, manage pictures, inventory and orders. Apps work on any phone, tablet, desktop or laptop.

Sponsored by: SBI Software

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GPN Presents 2020 California Spring Trials by Dümmen Orange

Join us for an informative video and live presentation of the 2020 Dümmen Orange California Spring Trials displays and new varieties. Chris Berg, Director of Marketing for Dümmen Orange will take us through new innovative series like the wildly fun Roller Coaster New Guinea Impatiens, the nationally award-winning Main Street Coleus, and the state-of-the-art interspecific breeding done with DuraBloom Petunias and Woodlander Phlox.

Sponsored by: Dümmen Orange

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VitaMum: the latest in garden mum innovation

Learn about the unique VitaMum assortment shining with large flowers in bold and fresh colors. They offer disease resistance and are selected for extended color retention, resulting in straightforward production and a long shelf life to expand the selling window. Combining grower needs with consumer demands, family varieties mix and match with ease for small or large pot programs and as combinations. Predictability, heat delay resiliency, and flower longevity are all available in the true families for the perfect grower program and consumer appeal.

Sponsored by: McHutchison

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Soilless Substrates in Containerized Cannabis Production

This webinar will cover a broad range of topics to educate growers about the basics of "soil" and "soilless" crop production, including:

  • An overview of what soilless substrates are (and aren't)
  • The pros and cons of using mineral/field soil compared to a soilless mix option
  • A quick navigation through some of the common substrate components and their properties
  • Suggestions for selecting, storing and handling substrates at your grow facility
Resources will be shared to serve as future references on topics like media testing, reusing and recycling substrates and value and need of substrate additives. Presented by: Brian Jackson, associate professor and director of the Horticultural Substrates Laboratory in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University.

Sponsored by: Berger

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Production Considerations for Growing Industrial Hemp

This webinar covers production considerations for industrial hemp for the field farmer, greenhouse grower, and propagator.  Dr. Allison Justice provides a broad overview of what is involved in growing hemp and the differences and similarities between industrial hemp and other commonly produced crops.

Sponsored by: Oasis Grower Solutions

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Big Grower Executive Webinar 2019

Once again the industry's leading economist as well as the horticulture industry's voice in Washington D.C., Dr. Charlie Hall (Texas A&M) and Craig Regelbrugge (AmericanHort), teamed to present this year's Big Grower Executive Webinar. During the webinar, Hall and Regelbrugge provided participants with their keen insight on what is on the economic and legislative horizon for 2020. They examined up-to-the-minute issues facing our industry to help growers make sense of these complicated topics and how they could influence the industry in the coming year.

Sponsored by: NuFarm

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The ABCs of N-P-K: Nutrient Management of Hydroponic Crops

This webinar will discuss critical factors when developing a nutrient management program including: fertilizer selection and compatibility, nutrient solution monitoring, and how environmental factors impact nutrient availability. In addition, common nutrient disorders will be discussed as well as strategies for diagnosing and solving these problems to ensure a healthier, higher-yielding crop.

Sponsored by: Nexus, RBI, bpgrower.com

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Best Management Practices (BMPS) for Pest Control in Ornamentals

Controlling the major pests in ornamentals, such as aphids, spider mites, thrips and whiteflies, is a lot more than just spraying a bunch of pesticides and hoping you get some control. Speaker Roger Styer covers what goes into a solid pest control program for any type of pest you may have. Areas covered include sanitation, scouting and monitoring, and knowing how to recognize what pests you have.

Sponsored by: Nufarm

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Transitioning to Cannabis

Considerations you should make before taking the plunge into cannabis production.

Speaker Al Sray explores the key facility and construction questions that horticulture businesses need to contend with when jumping into the cannabis business.

Sponsored by: Berger

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
Ben Vliestra
Sidney Phelps
Jennifer Moss
Daniel Norden
W. Garrett Owen
Jessica Montgomery
Elien Peters
Rose Oberholzer
Nikki Melin

November 2020 GPN
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