Wednesday, January 25, 2012

16th Annual Greenhouse Growers' School - Feb 2 in Columbia

The Missouri State Florists Association and University of Missouri Extension announce the Sixteenth Annual Greenhouse Growers’ School (Presented jointly with MLNA ‘Nuts and Bolts’ Event) on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at the Bradford Research and Extension Center, 4968 Rangeline Road, Columbia, MO (From U.S. 63 travel east on Rt. WW to Rangeline and turn right)


8:30 - Registration/Coffee and donuts

9:00 - What Growers & Garden Centers Need to Know About Growing Media - Panel discussion

10:15 - Break

10:30 - New Ornamentals for 2012, Mr. Derek Schrof, Ball Seed Co.

11:30 - Lunch (furnished) - Various program updates will be presented during lunch.

Concurrent sessions in the afternoon — your choice of topics.

Room A (Greenhouse programming)

1:00 - Experiences with Using Compost as a Medium Amendment, Pat Bellrose, Fahr Greenhouses

2:00 - Alternative Greenhouse Fuels, Don Day, MU Extension

3:00 - Break Break – Visit with vendors

3:15 - Success with Baskets and Containers, (Speaker to be announced)

4:15 - Water Quality and Greenhouse Nutrition, Dave Trinklein, MU Plant Sciences

Room B (Nursery/Landscape programming)

1:00 - How to Think Big—Business Lessons Learned on Growing a Major Landscape Project, Tim Rost, Rost Landscaping

2:00 - Irrigation Scheduling – the Plant, Soil & Water Relationship, Craig Pisarkiewicz, MPR Supply Inc.

3:00 - Break Break – Visit with vendors

3:15 - What’s New in Organics & Hardgoods?, Steve Cook, Hummert International

4:15 - Insect, Disease, & Weed Control in the Landscape,  Andy Seckinger, OHP Inc.

Registration is $20 per person (includes lunch) payable at the door.

For additional information contact David Trinklein, State Floriculture Extension Specialist at 573-882-9631.

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