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2024 Long Island Greenhouse & Floriculture Conference

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

This one day educational conference and trade show for greenhouse growers and industry professionals will address current issues and updates.



Registration, Coffee, Visit Trade Show


Welcome, Announcements, and General Updates
Nora Catlin, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County


Top Ten Tips to Save Water and Fertilizer
Neil Mattson, Cornell University

Neil will share tips for saving water, fertilizer, and money without sacrificing plant quality. The range of approaches we discuss will help growers who are looking for quick, inexpensive fixes or those who are ready to make a big change in their approach to irrigation and fertilization.


Coffee Break and Visit Trade Show


Something Old, Something New: Invasive and Troublesome Floriculture Pests
Dan Gilrein, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

This presentation will cover invasive and some other floriculture and ornamental plant pests causing problems in 2023 in potted plants and cut flower crops, including spotted lanternfly, Thrips parvispinus, Hawaiian beet webworm, and European pepper moth. Some other ‘new’ pests on the horizon and some common pest issues growers were seeing this past year will be discussed.An update on status of neonicotinoids in NY will be other topics discussed.


Getting the Most from Your Dosatron: Tips for Proper Maintenance, Calibration, and Installation
Lela Kelly, Dosatron International Inc.

This presentation will discuss how to properly maintain and calibrate Dosatrons, commonly used fertilizer and chemical injectors in greenhouses, nurseries, and other field applications.Injector maintenance, troubleshooting, and calibration will be discussed, as will the importance of maintaining a well-functioning injector for the proper application of fertilizer and pesticides.

Part B pending, will be sent as soon as we have it.




Policy and Legislation Updates
Long Island Farm Bureau

Policy and legislation changes have the potential to greatly impact your businesses. This presentation will cover updates on the local, state, and federal level.


News You Can Use from the NYSDEC
Joyce Rodler, NYS DEC

This presentation will cover important updates from the DEC and will also review some of the most common violations and mistakes.


My Favorite Resources: References and Tools to Help You Grow Great Plants
Nora Catlin, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

This presentation will cover the resources that can help you with disease and pest identification, nutritional or cultural information, pesticide labels and regulations, and partner agencies and more.


Announcements and Updates from LIFGA
John Auwaerter, Long Island Flower Growers Association

Hear updates and announcements from the Long Island Flower Grower Association (LIFGA).




Harbor Boats, Not Diseases
Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University

Margery will cover the diseases that troubled crops in 2023. Do you know which of your crops might be attacked by Stemphylium, Phytophthora, Pythium, Rhizoctonia, TSWV, INSV, DMV, TMV, PVCV, Cylindrocladium, Rhodococcus, Fusarium, Colletotrichum, Thielaviopsis, Pestalotia, Phomopsis, downy mildew, rust, Xanthomonas, Dickeya, or powdery mildew? In this talk you’ll learn how to anticipate, avoid, scout for, and treat against these troublesome pathogens in the coming growing season!


Final Announcements and Adjourn


$75 per person on or before January 9th, $95 after January 9th.


Courtney Fenyo
AG Program Administrative Assistant


Hyatt Hotel and Conference Center
451 East Main Street
Riverhead, New York 11901

Last updated January 16, 2024