Greenhouse Workshop Slated for January 31

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The 2017 Foothills Greenhouse Production Workshop will take place on Tuesday, January 31 at Banner Greenhouses in Nebo, North Carolina. This workshop is designed to provide updated information on greenhouse production, including scouting, pest identification and control, new technology, and nutrient management. Join us for a great day of education featuring researchers from NC State University and industry representatives. Three hours of NC pesticide credits (categories L, N, D, and X) will be provided. Register for the Greenhouse Workshop.

Sponsors include McDowell County Farm Bureau, Nufarm, and Banner Greenhouses.


8:30 –9 a.m.           Registration

9 –9:30 a.m.           PGR Update –Dr. Brian Whipker, NCSU

9:30 – 10 a.m.       Managing Western Flower Thrips using Biological Control – Jeremy Webber, Koppert Biological Systems, Inc.

10 – 10:30 a.m.    The Battle against Botrytis – Inga Meadows, NCSU

10:30 – 11 a.m.    Break

11 a.m. – Noon     Troubleshooting Petunia Disorders- Brian Whipker, NCSU

Noon – 1 p.m.       Lunch – Sponsored by McDowell County Farm Bureau

1 – 2:30 p.m.         Greenhouse IPM Tour – Jeff Mast, Banner Greenhouses

2:30 – 3 p.m.         Coming Soon to a Greenhouse Near You: 2017 Pest Outlook – Brian Whipker, Inga Meadows, Amanda Taylor, NCSU