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Greenhouse Program Work Team Track Thursday November 18 8AM-12PM Our session is set up to be useful to educators with any greenhouse connection - ornamental, vegetable, consumer, commercial. 8:00-8:30AM Introduction to Greenhouse Resources in NYS Elizabeth Lamb, NYS IPM; Neil Mattson and John Sanderson, Cornell University Many resources exist to help with your greenhouse questions from Cornell, NYS IPM, and private industry. From insects and disease to fertilizers and plant culture, you’ll learn where to go to get your greenhouse questions answered. 8:30-9:15AM Fuel Alternatives for Heating Greenhouses Neil Mattson, Assistant professor and Floriculture Extension Specialist, Dept. of Horticulture In recent years NYS greenhouse operations have identified skyrocketing energy costs as their greatest challenge. Find out what alternatives are available for more affordably heating a greenhouse. Learn practical tips to save on heat right away and explore if high tunnels (NO heating costs!) are right for you. 9:15-10:00AM Fun with Fertilizers Neil Mattson, Assistant Professor and Floriculture Extension Specialist, Dept. of Horticulture The reason your plant is turning yellow and refusing to grow may be lack of proper nutrients. Through hands-on exercises, we’ll explore what common nutrient disorders look like and we’ll learn how to solve the most common nutrient problems in containerized plant production. 10:00-10:30AM Break 10:30-12 noon Biocontrol: Beyond Lady Bugs Elizabeth Lamb, Coordinator of Ornamentals, NYS Integrated Pest Management and John Sanderson, Associate Professor, Dept. of Entomology Not all bugs are bad! With microscopes and living bugs, we'll learn about several insects beneficial in the greenhouse and landscape, what they help control, and the best way to use them.
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