The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Landscape and Greenhouse Team is hosting a Plant Production lunch and learn webinar series. You can attend as many or as few as you like. Register and select the sessions you would like to attend. You will receive an email with a link to the webinar.
*One pesticide credit will be available for each of the talks indicated and will be available to participants from New England States who attend live.
*Tuesday, February 2, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. Evaluating Biochar for Use in Field and Container Nursery Crop Production – Impact of biochar application rate and method on nutrient availability, soil water retention, and plant response in commercial field production and container production. Dr. Deborah Aller, Agricultural Stewardship Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension
*Tuesday, February 9, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. Irrigation, Water Quality and Treatment – Biological parameters such as plant pathogens, algae, and biofilm which affect plant health and quality, and emitter performance & physical parameters which clog emitters and reduce sanitizing strength. Dr. Rosa Raudales, Associate Professor of Horticulture & Greenhouse, Extension Specialist, UCONN
Tuesday, February 16, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. Indoor Farming for Beginner Farmers: Challenges and Opportunities – Challenges and opportunities with indoor agriculture: emphasize on how to build a customized system, costs and benefits, and how to increase crop value in indoor agriculture, keeping beginner farmer in mind. Dr. Krishna Nemali, Assistant Professor of Controlled Environment Agriculture, Purdue University
Tuesday, February 23, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. Novel Techniques for Plant Propagation – Novel technique for propagation called Submist for plant propagation and other new ideas and technologies for plant propagation. Dr. Stephanie Burnett, Associate Professor of Horticulture, University of Maine
Tuesday, March 2, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. Plant Lighting for CEA Crop Production – Engineering aspects of plant lighting for CEA crop production, basic aspects of light and lighting systems, and criteria growers can use to select the most appropriate lighting system for their operations. Dr. AJ Both, Extension Professor and Extension Specialist, Rutgers University
*Tuesday, March 9, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. Root Zone pH and Nutrient Management for New Hampshire Growers – Management of factors that push pH up or down, and tips on choosing a water-soluble or controlled release fertilizer and container substrate suitable for greenhouse crops in NH. Dr. Paul Fisher, Professor and Extension Specialist of Floriculture, University of Florida
*Tuesday, March 16, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. Enhancing Efficacy, Crop-safety and Sustainability in Production Systems: What’s new in the weed management toolbox? – Precision placement of herbicides, novel fumigation strategies and non-chemical techniques like the steam application as weed control approaches for enhancing efficacy, crop-safety and sustainability in production systems. Dr. Ramdas Kanissery, Assistant Professor and Weed Biologist, University of Florida
*Tuesday, March 23,12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. New PGR techniques for Northern Ornamental Growers – How foliar rooting hormone applications compare to dips on rooting of difficult-to-root species, use of micro drenches, and how temperature and water alkalinity can influence the efficacy of PGRs. Dr. Roberto Lopes, Assistant Professor of Controlled Environment and Floriculture Extension Specialist, MSU
*Tuesday, March 30, 12:00p.m.-1:00p.m. Silicon as Plant Beneficial Nutrient: Improving Plant Growth and Plant Health – Beneficial effects of silicon, formulations, commercially available products and silicon application methods. Dr. Muhammad Shahid, Associate Professor & Greenhouse and Nursery Production State Specialist, UNH Extension
$20 for each webinar; $100 flat rate for registration in 6 or more webinars