Mark your calendar: July 25, 2017
Plant Science Building, Cornell Campus
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Lamb for information: (607) 254-8800 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 program topics:
The Doctor is IN:
Bring plant samples with pest, disease, or nutrient issues.
We'll try to determine the problems and discuss effective management plans.
Spider mites are common pests of many greenhouse crops, and are definitely small. But there are other even tinier mites that also cause problems. Broad mites and cyclamen mites are among these tiny terrors, and have become more common in recent years. We’ll take a very close look at these little guys, learn how to identify them, and the damage they cause. We’ll learn how they live, how they can spread, and what can be done to manage them.
Beyond Liquid Feed:
There are many organic and slow release fertilizer
products on the market – but what do you need to know to choose the one for
you? Attendees will see examples of ornamental and vegetable bedding plants
grown with several different products. Learn how these fertilizers can reduce
nutrient leaching and affect insect and disease pressure. Practical considerations
such as application rates and costs will also be discussed.
Vicious Viruses - Greenhouse virus diseases and their control:
to mosaics, the symptoms of viruses on annuals and perennials will be
reviewed. Participants will be able to examine infected plants and run their own
tests to diagnose virus diseases. We'll discuss how viruses spread and why
insect management can be essential to controlling certain viruses.
Please contact Betsy Lamb for more information at (607) 254-8800 or email her at email@example.com