The Ohio State University would like to invite you to participate in a survey on bioproducts used in the greenhouse production of ornamental and vegetable plants at http://go.osu.edu/ghbioproducts. This survey will provide valuable feedback to set research priorities and assist in the development of educational materials on bioproducts for the industry. The survey will involve approximately 10 minutes of your time. If you would like additional information, have specific comments or questions, please contact Beth Scheckelhoff, OSU Extension Educator for Greenhouse Systems at 419-592-0806 or at Scheckelhoff.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenhouse Bioproducts Workshop
The rapid growth of the bioproducts market is outpacing the dissemination of knowledge on how to integrate these different products into a sustainable and profitable greenhouse production system. A coordinated effort is needed to address the research and educational needs of the greenhouse industry relative to bioproducts. This workshop will bring together industry and academic leaders to present research and develop a strategic vision for bioproduct use in the greenhouse industry. Participants will identify perceived obstacles to the adoption of bioproducts by the greenhouse industry and work to resolve these problems with targeted research projects and educational programs.
USE OF BIOPESTICIDES, BIOSTIMULANTS AND BENEFICIAL INSECTS IN ORNAMENTAL AND VEGETABLE PRODUCTION IN CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS
January 13-15th 2016
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
January 13th, 2016
Research presentations and stakeholders panel discussion, FREE FOR THE FIRST 75 REGISTRANTS
- Update on current use of biopesticides, biostimulants, and beneficial insects
- Application technologies
- Economic analysis – cost/benefits, consumer preferences
- Stakeholders panel discussion – greatest benefits and barriers to the use of bioproducts in commercial greenhouses
January 14-15th, 2016
Grant development activities
- Working groups with breakout sessions
- SCRI proposal plan
To register, visit: http://go.osu.edu/bioreg
The following industry, academic, and greenhouse collaborators have confirmed their attendance to date:
DRAMM Corporation, AmericanHort, Biobest, BioWorks, Chase Agricultural Consulting, University of California Cooperative Extension, OSU Extension, C. Wayne Ellett Plant & Pest Diagnostic Clinic, IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture, USDA-ARS, The Center for Applied Horticulture Research (CA), Altman Plants (CA), C. Rakers & Sons (MI), Metrolina Greenhouses (NC), Green Circle Growers (OH)
For general workshop information contact Eileen Ramsay (email@example.com). For information on the SCRI grant development (Jan 14-15) contact Michelle Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org). This workshop is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture SCRI Planning Grant – Award # 2015-51181-24284.