Expo

Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo

in coordination with

The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo

December 7-9, 2021

Visit the Great Lakes Expo Website for more information.
Register here - discounted rates available until Nov. 15

Greenhouse Education Sessions at a Glance

Tuesday, Dec. 7

9:00-9:50

10:00-10:50

2:00-2:50

3:00-3:50

Tiny Game Hunting: Common Practices and Tips for Making the Most of Your Scouting Program

 Jeremy Jubenville, MSU Extension & Carly Kelly-Scholtz Plant Products

 Sponsored by
Plant Products

Moderated by Jeremy Jubenville

Big Picture Biocontrol: A Multi-faceted Approach to Greenhouse IPM

Veronica Cervantes, Biobest USA

Sponsored by
Biobest

Moderated by Jeremy Jubenville

Battling Botrytis in the Greenhouse

Nikki Lukasko & Mary Hausbeck, MSU

Sponsored by
OHP

Advances in Downy Mildew Control and Greenhouse Disease Recommendations

 Mary Hausbeck & Blair Harlan, MSU

 Sponsored by
Nufarm

Keep the Plant Sales Momentum Moving

Bridget Behe, MSU

Sponsored by
Proven Winners

Moderated by Chris Imler

Developing a Fertilizer Program for Greenhouse Crops

 Chris Currey, Iowa State Univ.

Sponsored by
ICL

Moderated by Jim Brower

Beyond the Basics: PGRs for Crop Improvement

Chris Currey, Iowa State Univ.

Sponsored by
Fine Americas

Moderated by Chris Imler

Best-Performing Annuals and Perennials in Michigan

 Andrew Jager, Walters Gardens; Greg Michalak, Raker-Roberta’s; Brian Weesies, Mast Young Plants; Daedre McGrath, MSU; Barbara Slotman, Pell Greenhouses; & Sue Maliszewski, Four Star Greenhouses

Sponsored by the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Council

 Moderated by Heidi Lindberg

Wednesday, Dec. 8

9:00-9:50

10:00-10:50

2:00-2:50

3:00-3:50

Recognizing and Preventing Ethylene Damage in the Greenhouse

 Michelle Jones, Ohio State Univ.

Sponsored by
Michigan Farm Bureau

Moderated by Jim Brower

Guidance on Selecting Substrates and Substrate Suppliers

Brian Jackson, North Carolina State Univ.

Sponsored by
Berger

Moderated by Erik Runkle

Tropicals, Succulents, and Cacti, Oh My!

Daedre McGrath, MSU & Heidi Lindberg, MSU Extension

Sponsored by
Dummen Orange

Next Generation Substrates: Peat-Reduced and Peat-Free Options

 Brian Jackson, North Carolina State Univ.

Sponsored by
HydraFiber

9:00-10:15

Latest and Greatest from 2021 MSU Research Projects

 Blair Harlan, Jeremy Jubenville, Roberto Lopez, Daedre McGrath, & Debalina Saha, MSU & MSU Extension

Sponsored by Syngenta Flowers

 Moderated by Roberto Lopez

Keeping the Weeds at Bay: Recommendations for Greenhouse Weed Control

 Debalina Saha, MSU

Sponsored by
Syngenta

Moderated by Phil Syswerda

Using Biostimulants to Improve Greenhouse Crop Quality

Michelle Jones, Ohio State Univ.

Sponsored by
Ball Horticultural

Moderated by Erik Runkle
Thursday, Dec. 9
All moderated by Jeremy Jubenville

1:00-1:40

1:40-2:30

2:40-3:20

3:20-4:00

Dried Flowers: Selection, Post-harvest Handling, and Drying Techniques

Jennifer Duensing, Illinois Country Harvest

Sponsored by Floralife

Starting Right from the Roots Up: Soil Health Basics and Tips

 Christina Curell & Paul Gross, MSU

Sponsored by JR Peters

What’s Happening to My Plants?

 Jan Byrne, MSU

Managing Light to Improve Specialty Cut Flower Yield and Profits

 Caleb Spall, MSU

 Sponsored by Bloom Studios