Wednesday, January 27, 2016

20th Annual Greenhouse Growers' School

The Missouri State Florists Association and University of Missouri Extension announce the 20th Annual Greenhouse Growers’ School (Presented jointly with MLNA ‘Nuts and Bolts’ Event) on Thursday, February 18th.  The event will be held 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’s new in the world of ornamental plants?, Kerry Meyer, Proven Winners
10:15 - Break
10:30 - ‘Grow Native!’ – Panel discussion on diverse topics & programs of ‘Grow Native!’

12:00 - 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 - Specialty Cut Flower Production, Karen Davis, LU Extension, Urban Buds
2:00 - Growing My Way, John Graham, Callaway Fields                                                        
3:00 - Break
3:15 - Hydroponics 101, David Trinklein, MU Plant Sciences
Room B (Nursery/Landscape programming)

1:00 - What’s wrong with my container trees? Tim McDonnell, Kansas Forest Service
2:00 - After the storm, drought, etc.—ideas to restore trees. Tim McDonnell, Mike Rood, Dr. Sven Svenson
3:00 - Break
4: 00 - Pests to beware and prepare (for) Sarah Phipps, Forest Pest Program Dir., MO-AG

4:15     Closing discussion—door prizes                           

Registration is $30 per person (includes lunch and break items) payable on the 18th.  Advanced registration is
not necessary.

For additional information contact: David Trinklein, State Floriculture Extension Specialist, 573/882-9631 or

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