Keeping up to date with pesticide recertification is a fact of life for greenhouse growers. A total of 12 hours of presentations (credits will vary by state) will be offered for the six New England states plus New York and Pennsylvania.
Some of the presentations are held concurrently or are presented in Spanish.
Licensed pesticide applicators from New England States will be able to earn up to six credit hours on the first day and up to six credit hours on the second day of the conference. Licensed applicators from New York will be able to earn up to 4.5 credit hours on the first day and up to 4.5 credit hours on the second day of the conference.
On Wednesday, November 7:
- Diseases Caused by Bacteria and Viruses in the Greenhouse-Beware! Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University
- Diseases Caused by Fungi in The Greenhouse – Watch Out! Cheryl Smith, University of New Hampshire
- Identificaion y Monitoreo de Plagas, Ana Legrand, University of Connecticut ( Espacio limitado, require preinscripción)
- ID of Key Insects and Mites, Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting
- Making the Most of Biopesticides in Your Crop Production System, Michael Brownbridge, Vineland Research and Innovation Center
- Apicación de Agroquimicos, Javier E. Lopes, Altman Plants ( Espacio limitado, require preinscripción)
On Thursday, November 8:
- Big Bo and the Mildews Say “Resist!”, Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University
- Insecticide and Miticide Resistance: Basic and Advanced Principles, Richard S. Cowles, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
- Evaluating Biological Control Recommendations, Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting
- Next Generation Biological Control – Coming Soon to a Greenhouse Near You? Michael Brownbridge, Vineland Research and Innovation Center
- Biocontrol in Perennials for Indoor and Outdoor Production, Roger McGaughey, Pioneer Gardens, Inc.
- Successfully implementing BCA's in a pest management program, Ronald Valentin, Head Technical Support – North America, Bioline AgroSciences
The biennial Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo is co-sponsored by New England Floriculture, Inc. - a group of grower representatives from the Northeast, augmented by University and Cooperative Extension staff in each state who specialize in greenhouse crops and management.