Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo will feature educational sessions on Perennial Production on November 8, 2018.
This session will feature:
Stephanie Burnett is an associate professor of horticulture at the University of Maine in the School of Food and Agriculture. She graduated with a B.S. in Zoology, a M.S. in Horticulture from Auburn University, and a Ph.D. in Horticulture from the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on greenhouse irrigation and fertilization; she is also working on improving propagation systems and protocols.
Peter van Berkum holds a degree in Plant Science from UNH. He studied horticulture for a year in the Netherlands. He and his wife Leslie started Van Berkum Nursery 30 years ago, and currently supply natives and other perennials to the northern New England wholesale market. Peter was a recipient of the 2012 Perennial Plant Association Grower of the Year award.
Sinclair Adams is an extension educator in floriculture with Penn State Extension, based in Lebanon County PA, and flower trial director since 2013. He has received a B.S. from the Univ. of Wyoming in Plant and Soil Science, and a M.S. from the Univ. of Vermont in Plant and Soil Science. Holder of 15 plant patents, Sinclair has developed Tiarella, Chrysanthemum, and Phlox selections for industry, and is a member of ASHS, PPA, Pi Alpha Xi, & the Hardy Plant Society.
Roger McGaughey is the head grower at Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield, MA. He has a B.S. in Horticulture from Reading University (Grade Second Class Honors). Roger has 44 years of experience as a grower and is a columnist for GrowerTalks magazine.
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