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2022 Virtual NYS Winter Greenhouse Grower School

  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The 2022 Virtual NYS Winter Greenhouse Grower School is a partnership/collaboration of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk, Erie, Broome, Orange, Steuben, Albany, and Oneida Counties, Cornell University, NYS IPM Program, and NYS Flower Industries.

Sessions will be webinars presented through Zoom. 

DEC Pesticide Credits will be available, pending DEC approval.

Program Schedule and Topics:

9:00 - 9:45 AM Hot Topics in Pest ControlRick Yates, Griffin Greenhouse Supplies

Join us for a deep dive on current pest-control issues from a grower’s perspective. Learn about the about newer pesticides and how to utilize them in a sound rotational strategy. Plant dips, the role of nutrition, advancements in biocontrols and related topics are included to help improve pest control reducing dependence on traditional chemistry.

9:45 - 10:30 AM The Lowdown in Basil Downy MildewMeg McGrath, Cornell University

While there have been substantial advancements in management of downy mildew in basil, especially for greenhouse crops, since this disease was first detected in the U.S. in 2007, it continues to be one of the most important diseases in herb crops.Meg will cover new management tools plus changes detected recently in the pathogen affecting resistant varieties, and she will provide recommendations on how best to achieve effective control.

10:30 - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 - 10:50 AM Brief Overview of NYSFI & MembershipNYS Flower Industries
10:50 - 11:25 AM Strategies for Retaining Your Valuable EmployeesRichard Stup, Cornell University Cooperative Extension

In this time of labor shortages, the workforce has become a strategic asset for businesses. What steps are you taking to ensure you have the right people with the right skills when you need them? This session will focus on the keys to retaining your most valuable and productive employees.

11:25 - 11:45 AM Update from NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets on the Hemp IndustryNYS Department of Ag and Markets
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Hindsight! The Best Teacher! Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University

Margery will be showcasing some of the wildest and woolliest diseases of 2020-2021, showing how to recognize these problems and how to avoid them in the future through foreknowledge and cultural, environmental and fungicidal management techniques.

To receive credits you must be registered and follow the instructions provided in your conformation email as well as the instructions provided during the Zoom Webinar.

For questions, additional information, or persons needing special accommodations, contact ccesuffolkag@cornell.edu or 631-603-4332 at least 5 days prior to the event.






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Last updated March 24, 2022