New England Greenhouse Conference to Feature “Meet the Experts” Sessions

October 10, 2008 - 11:40

Want to talk shop with industry experts? Workshop speakers and local industry experts will be available to spend some one-on-one time with growers — answering questions and sharing ideas — as part of the New England Greenhouse Conference and Expo’s “Meet the Experts” sessions.

The sessions will take place Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7. On Thursday, the following experts will be available (consult program for specific times):

  • Kurt Fromherz, Sunrise Marketing, on “Competitive Marketing”
  • Sharon Douglas and Wade Elmer, CT Agricultural Experiment Station, on “Plant Diseases”
  • Colleen Armstrong, University of Vermont, on “Integrated Pest Management”
  • Brian Krug, UNH Co-Op Extension, on “Green” growing and marketing
  • Neil Mattson, Cornell University, on “Floriculture Nutrition and Fertility”
  • Mark Hutchinson, University of Maine Co-Op Extension, on “Composting”
  • Richard McAvoy, University of Connecticut, on “Plant Growth Regulators”
  • George Elliot, University of Connecticut, on “Floriculture Nutrition & Fertility”

On Friday, the following experts will be available:

  • Mark Bridgen, Cornell University, on “Field Cut Flowers”
  • Cheryl Smith, University of New Hampshire, on “Insects and Diseases”
  • Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont, on “Greenhouse Fuel Alternatives”
  • Andy Senesac, Cornell University, on “Weeds”
  • John Bartok, Engineering Consultant, on “Greenhouse Water Systems”
  • Gerry Palano, MA Department of Agricultural Resources, on “Funding Opportunities”
  • Tina Smith, University of Massachusetts, on “Floriculture Pest Control”
  • Doug Cox, University of Massachusetts, on “Floriculture Nutrition”
  • Leonard Perry, University of Vermont, on “Perennials, Hardiness and Overwintering”

New England Greenhouse Conference & Expo is sponsored by the Extension programs of the six New England State Universities plus New York State and New England Floriculture, Inc.

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