Inside Greenhouse with green plants

Starting from February 2, 2021 on every Tuesday 12.00-1.00 PM:

The UNH Cooperative Extension Landscape and Greenhouse Team is hosting Plant Production lunch time webinars. Six NH pesticide recertification credits have been applied for. You can attend as many or as few as you like. Register and select the sessions you would like to attend. You will receive an email with a link to the webinar.

*One pesticide credit will be available for each of the talks indicated and will be available to partisipants from New England states who attend live.

Cost: $20 for each webinar; $100 flat rate for registration in 6 or more webinars

This webinar will include:
*February 2, 2021: 12.00-1.00PM
Evaluating Biochar for Use in Field and Container Nursery Crop Production – presented by Dr. Deborah Aller: She is Agricultural Stewardship Specialist at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County NY. She will discuss impact of biochar application rate and method on nutrient availability, soil water retention, and plant response in commercial field production and container production.

*February 9, 2021: 12.00-1.00PM
Irrigation, Water Quality and Treatment
– presented by Dr. Rosa Raudales: She is Associate Professor of Horticulture &
Greenhouse Extension Specialist at University of Connecticut CT. She will discuss biological parameters such as plant pathogens, algae, and biofilm which affect plant health and quality, and emitter performance & physical parameters which clog emitters and reduce sanitizing strength.

February 16, 2021: 12.00-1.00PM
Indoor Farming for Beginner Farmers: Challenges and Opportunities – presented by Dr. Krishna Nemali: He is Assistant Professor Controlled Environment Agriculture at Purdue University IN. He will discuss challenges and opportunities with indoor agriculture: emphasize on how to build a customized system, costs and benefits, and how to increase crop value in indoor agriculture, keeping beginner farmer in mind.

February 23, 2021: 12.00-1.00PM
Novel Techniques for Plant Propagation – presented by Dr. Stephanie Burnett: She is Associate Professor of Horticulture at University of Maine ME. She will discuss novel technique for propagation called Submist for plant propagation and other new ideas and technology for plant propagation.

March 2, 2021: 12.00-1.00PM
Plant Lighting for CEA Crop Production – presented by Dr. AJ Both: He is Extension Professor/Extension Specialist at Rutgers University NJ. He will discuss the engineering aspects of plant lighting for CEA crop production, basic aspects of light and lighting systems, and criteria growers can use to select the most appropriate lighting system for their operations.

*March 9, 2021: 12.00-1.00PM
Root Zone pH and Nutrient Management for New Hampshire Growers – presented by Dr. Paul Fisher: He is Professor and Extension Specialist / Floriculture at University of Florida FL. He will discuss management of factors that push pH up or down, and tips on choosing a water-soluble or controlled release fertilizer and container substrate suitable for greenhouse crops in NH.

*March 16, 2021: 12.00-1.00PM
Enhancing Efficacy, Crop-safety and Sustainability in Production Systems:  What’s new in the weed management toolbox? presented by Dr. Ramdas Kanissery: He is Assistant Professor/Weed Biologist at University of Florida FL. He will discuss precision placement of herbicides, novel fumigation strategies and non-chemical techniques like the steam application as weed control approaches for enhancing efficacy, crop-safety and sustainability in production systems.

*March 23, 2021: 12.00-1.00PM
New PGR techniques for Northern Ornamental Growers – presented by Dr. Roberto Lopez: Assistant Professor/Controlled Environment/Floriculture Extension Specialist at Michigan State University MI. He will discuss how foliar rooting hormone applications compare to dips on rooting of difficult-to-root species, use of micro drenches, and how temperature and water alkalinity can influence the efficacy of PGRs.

*March 30, 2021: 12.00-1.00PM
Silicon as Plant Beneficial Nutrient: Improving Plant Growth and Plant Health – presented by Dr. Muhammad Shahid: He is Associate Professor Extension/State Specialist Greenhouse and Nursery Production at University of New Hampshire. He will discuss beneficial effects of silicon, formulations, commercially available products and silicon application methods.

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