Jan 16, 2023
Back2Basics Educational Courses by AmericanHort Coming Soon

AmericanHort‘s Back2Basics education provides those just entering the industry, or wanting a refresher, ground-level knowledge of horticultural topics. Two upcoming “Gearing Up for Spring” courses will provide knowledge to greenhouse and nursery growers on the must-have best management practices in water, pests and diseases, growing media, and plant techniques for successful growing operations.

Back2Basics “Gearing Up for Spring” Greenhouse Course

This greenhouse course will take place on Jan. 24, 2023, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST and is sponsored by Profile. Register here.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Building greenhouse substrates presented by Gladys Opiyo of Profile Products/HydraFiber,
  • Reading and understanding pesticide labels presented by Drew Jeffers, Clemson Extension,
  • Water quality presented by Byran Furhmann, Ph.D., from SePRO Corp., and
  • Proper planting for common ornamental crops presented by Bodie Pennisi Ph.D., from the University of Georgia.

Back2Basics “Gearing Up for Spring” Nursery Course

This nursery course will be on Feb. 7, 2023, from 2 to 2:30 p.m. EST. Register here.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Diseases for nursery crops presented by Margery Daughtrey, Ph.D., from Cornell University,
  • Irrigation basics presented by Gerardo Spinelli, Ph.D., from the University of California Cooperative Extension – San Diego, and
  • Proper application and use of pesticides presented by Heather Kase at BioBee.


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