Category Archives: Training

New Floriculture Course Offerings from MSU

Thinking about taking a course this summer?  Our friends at Michigan State University are offering three online courses this summer, and all three look to be great resources. You get three months to complete the course at your own pace, from June … Continue reading

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Workshop on Water Quality Testing next week!

Want to know when and where pathogen problems are building BEFORE they start? Interested in setting up your own water quality testing program that’s both easy and cost effective? For those of you attending my IPM Workshop on Friday, you’ll … Continue reading

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Last chance to register for FCO’s Research Conference!

 Flowers Canada Ontario is hosting a Research Conference on February 1st. The conference will focus on best management practices (or BMPs) in the greenhouse, including those for water management, lighting, and pest control. Keep reading for details on speakers and registration.

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OMAFRA Greenhouse IPM Workshop being held Feb 17th.

Registration for the “Intro to IPM” Workshop (Feb 17) IS NOW FULL.  Along with IPM “basics”, the 2017 workshop will emphasize proper tools and techniques for effective IPM. This includes effective scouting techniques and useful tools and tips used by IPM … Continue reading

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MSU Offering Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting Course

Our extension colleagues at Michigan State University are offering an online course on Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting.  The course works at your own pace, and can be completed anytime between December 2016 and February 2017.  Lots of information is available, and … Continue reading

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Online Course Offered in Biological Control in Greenhouses by U.S. Experts

Experts at Michigan State and Kansas State are now offering a fall term of the pre-recorded online course on Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers. The enrollment period is open until Oct. 14, 2016, where the course will then be available … Continue reading

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IPM “Basics” Workshop on Feb 25th

Check out this flyer for details on my “Intro to IPM” workshop on Feb 25th.  The workshop will cover identification of common pests (insects AND diseases!), review of IPM basics, and optimizing IPM strategies in greenhouse floriculture crops. This is a great workshop … Continue reading

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