Floriculture Area of
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Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo

 

 

The Western Michigan Greenhouse Association, the Metro Detroit Flower Growers’ Association,

and the Michigan State University Floriculture Team are proud to offer the
 

2016 Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo

in coordination with

The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo

December 6 to 8, 2016

in the Devos Place Convention Center, downtown Grand Rapids.
Visit the Great Lakes Expo Website for more information.
Pre-register online now -- Online registration closes on November 16.

 

Schedule At-A-Glance

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

9:00 to 10:30    2:00 to 2:50 3:00 to 3:50
Andy Buist, Micandy Gardens; Dennis Crum, Four Star Greenhouse; Scott Klooster, Great Lakes Greenhouse; Drew Koschmann, Walters Gardens

Moderated by Erik Runkle, MSU

Sponsored by Philips Lighting

Get Ahead in the Greenhouse Disease Control Game

Mary Hausbeck, MSU

Sponsored by Syngenta Ornamental Controls

The Latest and Greatest:
MSU Floriculture Research Update

Bridget Behe, Mary Hausbeck, Heidi Lindberg, Daedre McGrath, Erik Runkle, and Dave Smitley, MSU

Moderated by Heidi Lindberg, MSU Extension

The Best of the
2016 Michigan Garden Plant Tour

Barbara Balgoyen, Walters Gardens; Daedre McGrath, MSU; Steve Reed, C. Raker & Sons; Laura Robles, Mast Young Plants

Moderated by Thomas Dudek, MSU Extension

Shopping from the Eye of the Consumer: Build a Better Retail Environment

Bridget Behe, MSU

Sponsored by Proven Winners

Plant Guarantees

Bridget Behe, MSU


4:30 to 6:30 pm
Michigan Floriculture Growers Council reception and annual meeting

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

9:00 to 9:50 10:00 to 10:50    

 

2:00 to 2:50 3:00 to 3:50

 

Plant Defenses: How Plants Deal with Pests

Rose Buitenhuis, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

 

Nip Pest Problems in the Bud: Cutting Dip Treatments for Greenhouse Ornamentals

Rose Buitenhuis, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Sponsored by Plant Products

Cutting-Edge PGRs

Brian Whipker, North Carolina State Univ.

Sponsored by Fine Americas

The Best Strategies for Managing Resistant Greenhouse Pests

Dave Smitley, MSU

Sponsored by OHP, Inc.


Diagnosing Petunia Disorders

Brian Whipker, North Carolina State Univ.

Sponsored by Dümmen Orange

2016 Greenhouse Trends and Challenges: A Year in Review

Heidi Lindberg, MSU Extension and Thomas Dudek, MSU Extension

Sponsored by Michigan Plant Growers Cooperative

2:00 to 3:30


Success with Cuttings: From Box to Rooting Stage 4

Roberto Lopez, MSU and Jason Twaddell, Ball FloraPlant Selecta

Sponsored by Ball Horticulture

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

9:00 to Noon

Special Workshop

Greenhouse Diagnostics Workshop: Symptoms of Cultural & Environmental Challenges

Roberto Lopez, MSU and Brian Whipker, North Carolina State Univ.

Registration is limited and an additional $65 fee applies.

 


 
 

 
 

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