Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo will feature educational session on basic production skills on November 7, 2018.
The Basic Production Skills session (November 7, 2018) at the NEGC will feature four presentations on the fundamentals of greenhouse production. These presentations are appropriate for new growers or experienced growers interested in learning training topics.
Christopher J. Currey is an assistant professor of Horticulture in the Department of Horticulture at the Iowa State University, specializing in greenhouse and controlled-environment crop production. Chris received his B.S from the University of Minnesota. After graduating he went to work as a commercial orchid producer in Minnesota, and was also a horticulturist for the National Park Service, growing native plants for restoration at Glacier National Park. After realizing he wanted to teach, conduct research, and work with commercial growers, he went back to the University of Minnesota for his M.S. and the received his Ph.D. in from Purdue University. Chris has responsibilities in teaching, research, and Extension. He teaches courses on greenhouse operations and management, hydroponic food crop production, floriculture crop production, and landscape crop production. Chris’s greenhouse crop and controlled-environment research is focused on providing research-based best-management practices to support commercial producers of ornamental and food crops to improve productivity, profitability, and sustainability using and managing light, temperature, mineral nutrition, and plant growth regulators.
Rosa E. Raudales is an assistant professor in Plant Science at the University of Connecticut. Rosa received a Ph.D. in Horticulture from the University of Florida, a M.Sc. in Plant Pathology from The Ohio State University, and a B.Sc. in Agricultural Science and Production Systems from Zamorano University. Rosa’s research program focuses on understanding how to use low-quality water for irrigation of greenhouse crops. The Raudales team conducts research on control of plant pathogens in closed-loop hydroponics, evaluating factors that affect clogging of irrigation systems, safe use of reclaimed-water, and water treatment options for control of pathogens, algae, biofilm and residual chemicals. Rosa’s research and outreach program address management of biological, chemical and physical parameters in water that affect the plan health and irrigation efficiency of greenhouse crops. Follow Rosa on Instagram @rosaraudales or Twitter @RaudalesLab
Ryan Dickson is the State Extension Specialist for Greenhouse Management and Technologies at the University of New Hampshire. Ryan has a PhD in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Florida.The biennial Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo is co-sponsored by New England Floriculture, Inc. - a group of grower representatives from the Northeast, augmented by University and Cooperative Extension staff in each state who specialize in greenhouse crops and management.
The biennial Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo is co-sponsored by New England Floriculture, Inc. - a group of grower representatives from the Northeast, augmented by University and Cooperative Extension staff in each state who specialize in greenhouse crops and management.
ASB Greenworld, Inc
Ball Seed/S.B. Machinerie
Bayer Ornamental Plant Protection
Charter Oak Nursery Sales
Chestnut Hill Marketing
Coast of Maine Organic Products
Connecticut Greenhouse Growers Association
Country Folks Grower
DS Cole Growers
East Jordan Plastics, Inc.
Eastern Shore Nursery of Virginia
Farm Credit East, ACA
Fluence Bioengineering, Inc
Green Island Distributors
Griffin Greenhouse Supplies
Gro 'n Sell, Inc
Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC
Henry F Michell
ICL Specialty Fertilizers
IPM Laboratories, Inc.
J.C. van der Spek Greenhouse Services, LLC
Jet Harvest Solutions
Jolly Farmer Products
Johnny's Selected Seeds
JP Bartlett Co, Inc.
J R PETERS, INC
Koppert Biological Systems
Lambert Peat Moss
Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc.
MDAR Worker Protection
Messersmith Manufacturing, Inc.
New York State Flower Industries Association
Nexus & Rough Brothers, Inc.
Northeast Nursery, Inc.
OASIS Grower Solutions
Oldcastle Lawn & Garden
Pioneer Gardens, inc.
Pleasant View Gardens
Premier Tech Horticulture
Prides Corner Farms
Progressive Grower Agricultural Supply
Rhode Island Greenhouse Growers/
Rhode Island Farm Bureau
Rimol Greenhouse Systems
Secret Garden Herb Farm
Sonco Pipe & tube
Sun Gro Horticulture
Sustane Natural Fertilizer
Syngenta Crop Protection
The Jim Reck Company LLC
The Mass Flower Growers Assoc. (MFGA)
United Greenhouse Systems, Inc.
University of Connecticut Extension
University of Massachusetts Extension
USDA-NASS, New England Field Office
Vermont Compost Company
Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association