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BASF-Sponsored Ornamental Webinars

April 04, 2016

Hear the latest in the nursery and ornamentals research, education and recommendations from university and industry experts.

Sponsored by BASF and moderated by Chris Beytes, editor, GrowerTalks.

Previous Webinars

Weed Management in Container Nurseries

 Dr. Joe Neal
North Carolina State University

Weed management in container nurseries is complicated by the diversity of crops, weeds and products available. In this webinar, Dr. Joe Neal will discuss the principles that guide herbicide selection and rotations for container nurseries. Topics included:

  • Product efficacy on the most common and most difficult-to-control weeds
  • How to use available resources to select the most appropriate herbicides
  • Putting together a weed management plan for different crops

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Getting to the root of the problem:
Root Rot Management for Annual and Perennial Crops

 Dr. Janna Beckerman
Purdue University

Of all plant health problems, root rots tend to be the most under-diagnosed and misdiagnosed. This is not surprising, considering we see stems, leaves, and flowers, while the roots are hidden beneath the soil (or soilless) substrate. As a result, roots are often only examined as an afterthought, when all other causes of disease have been exhausted. Unfortunately, soil-borne fungi and water molds are the cause of some of the most widespread, and serious diseases in the greenhouse. This talk focuses on the cultural and chemical management of the most common root rots we encounter in the greenhouse.

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Mites in the Nursery:
Identification, Miticides and Biological Control
 Dr. J.C. Chong
Clemson University

Are you bugged by mites? Do you know which species they are? Among the myriad of miticides, which one do you choose? This presentation will provide attendee with information on identify mite species common in the greenhouses and nurseries, to develop an integrated mite management program, and to select the most appropriate miticides based target species, target life stage, residual longevity, compatibility with biological control and use site.

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Adding Beneficial Nematodes to your Pest Control Program
 Suzanne Wainwright-Evans
Buglady Consulting

Beneficial nematodes can easily be integrated into most pest management programs to help deal with common problems such a Western flower thrips and fungus gnats.

Our guest expert, Susan “Buglady” Wainwright-Evans, is a renowned expert on biocontrols. She’ll show you how you can get started using beneficial nematodes. And if nematodes are already part of your program, she’ll give you tips on getting the most out of them. Topics will include pests controls, application methods, chemical compatability and storage.

Presented by Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting. Hosted by Chris Beytes, editor, GrowerTalks/Green Profit magazines.

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Disease ID and Management in Container Nurseries

Dr. Aaron Palmateer 
University of Florida

Dr. Aaron Palmateer will address the economically important diseases affecting containerized nursery production. He will cover disease diagnostic characteristics, including symptoms and signs associated with pathogens, along with common disorders that are often mistaken for plant disease. Then he will offer an overview of your disease management options, including the results of recent fungicide efficacy trials.

Dr. Palmateer is Associate Professor of Ornamental Plant Pathology at the University of Florida Tropical Research & Education Center in Homestead, Florida. Hosted by Chris Beytes, editor, GrowerTalks/Green Profit.  

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