Save The Date for 2018 Greenhouse Management Workshop (Feb 8&9)


Date: February 8-9, 2018
Location: OARDC/OSU Wooster, Ohio

Topics (fundamental and advanced tracks):

  • Humidity management
  • Lighting
  • Food safety
  • Balancing inputs to optimize quality
  • Strawberry production


  • OARDC/OSU greenhouse research
  • Commercial greenhouse

Speakers include Dr. Chieri Kubota, Dr. Beth Scheckelhoff, Dr. Uttara Samarakoon, Mr. Mark Kroggel, and Dr. Peter Ling

Details will be posted at:


2017 OSU/AmericanHort Poinsettia Trials Open House Dates

The holidays are fast approaching – and you are cordially invited to the following Ohio greenhouses to see new and traditional poinsettia cultivars on display. Please reserve the following dates and times to attend. No reservations are needed.  Come view and evaluate new cultivars and network with other growers.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 – 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Dill’s Greenhouse
5800 Rager Rd.
Bowling Green, OH 43402

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 – 1:30 – 4:30 PM
HJ Benken Florist & Greenhouse
6000 Plainfield Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45213-2335

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 – 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Bostdorff Greenhouse
18832 N. Dixie Highway
Groveport, OH 43125

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 – 1:00-3:00 PM
Barco and Sons, Inc.
6650 Branch Rd.
Medina, OH 44256

Questions?  Please contact Dr. Claudio Pasian at 614-292-9941 or


Free WPS Workshops!!!

OSU’s Pesticide Education Safety Program is offering free WPS workshops that provide employers and managers what they need to bring their WPS program in compliance with the new requirements, including changes in training, restrictions during applications, personal protective equipment, decontamination supplies, recordkeeping, and more.  Several workshops are scheduled in the next few weeks (WPS workshops flyer). Please click on one of the following dates to register!

March 13, 2017:  Scarff’s Nursery & Landscape, New Carlisle, OH

March 23, 2017:  Toledo Zoo, Toledo, OH, 9:30 to 12:30 PM

March 27, 2017:  OSU 4-H Center, Columbus, OH, 9:30 to 12:30 PM

April 13, 2017:  Lake County Education Service Center, Painesville, OH, 2:30 to 5 PM

2017 MSUE Pest Management Recommendations

Heidi Lindberg, the Greenhouse and Nursery Extension Educator with Michigan State University in West Olive, MI shared the following information regarding insect and disease management recommendations and programs for 2017.

2017 MSUE GH Disease Management

2017 MSUE Impatiens Downey Mildew Program

2016 MSUE GH Insect Management