Safe, sustainable greenhouse production: Workshop set for Wooster

Sustainable, safe crop production will be the theme of CFAES’ 22nd annual Greenhouse Management Workshop, set for Jan. 16–17, 2020, in Wooster. There’s also an option for attending online.

Technical sessions with greenhouse researchers

A dozen-plus technical sessions at the event will explore how to maintain and optimize crop production, how to reduce chemical inputs on ornamental crops, and how to use Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) to keep hydroponic crops free of foodborne pathogens.

Managing pests, diseases, lighting, temperature, and humidity will be among the subjects covered.

CFAES greenhouse scientists are organizing the workshop, and many of them will serve as speakers. A full list of speakers and their topics can be found at go.osu.edu/greenhouseworkshop20.

Credits for GAPs, continuing education

Workshop attendees who participate in the full session on GAPs will receive a certificate of completion. Those who participate in the session online can receive the certificate, too, by taking an online quiz.

Workshop attendees will also be eligible for continuing educations credits for Ohio Pesticide Credit Recertification, Michigan Pesticide Certification, Indiana State Chemist Certification, and Pennsylvania Pesticide Recertification. The categories and hours for those credits are still to be determined.

There will be a networking reception on the workshop’s first evening, and greenhouse tours both days.

Register by Jan. 3 and save

Registration to attend the workshop in person is $150 by Jan. 3, 2020, and $175 after that date. The cost includes all sessions, tours, and continental breakfast and lunch both days. Lodging is extra.

Registration to attend by webinar is $90 by Jan. 3, 2020, and $115 after that date. The cost includes the general session and concurrent sessions both days.

Online registration for the workshop is available at go.osu.edu/greenhouse20. A mailable registration form is included in the details at go.osu.edu/greenhouseworkshop20.

The workshop will be held in the Shisler Center at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., part of the CFAES Wooster campus.

For more information, contact Mary Wicks at wicks.14@osu.edu or 330-202-3533. (Photo: Getty Images.)

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