On-demand webinars for nursery growers now available

The recordings from the 2019 Winter Nursery Conference are available online.

Spotted lanternfly
Spotted lanternfly. Photo by Richard Gardner, Bugwood.org

The winter of 2019 has not been an easy one here in west Michigan. From the polar vortex to massive windstorms with gusts up to 71 mph to freezing rain, travel to many winter programs has proved to be difficult. If you are a nursery grower and missed some of the main industry conferences, you can still learn about some of the most important topics facing your industry. On Feb. 18, Michigan State University Extension hosted a virtual nursery conference and recorded all eight of the educational sessions. The topics included how to improve water quality, limit root rot diseases, understand the difference between plant adaptation and acclimation, and insect pests that threaten the industry.

The eight recorded sessions are available for $10 and can be accessed by registering online at 2019 Recorded Winter Nursery Virtual Conference. Details about the sessions are in the table below.

Session 

Duration

Topic 

Presenter 

1

36 minutes

Where it’s grown vs. Where it’s from: The Genetics and Physiology of Moving Nursery Stock

Bert Cregg, associate professor in the Departments of Horticulture and Forestry, MSU Extension

2  

23 minutes

Sanitizing Agents and Methods for Removing Pathogens from Irrigation Water

Tom Fernandez, professor in the Department of Horticulture, MSU Extension, and Damon Abdi, graduate student

36 minutes

Preventing Phytophthora Root Rot

Monique Sakalidis, assistant professor in the Departments of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Forestry

4

35 minutes

Update on Boxwood Blight in Michigan 

Monique Sakalidis, assistant professor in the Departments of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Forestry

5

28 minutes

Managing Nematodes in Bareroot Ornamental Plants: A Research Update 

Marisol Quintanilla, academic specialist, Department of Entomology, MSU Extension, and Kristin Poley, Department of Entomology

6

34 minutes

Update on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Michigan 

Deborah McCullough, professor of forest entomology, MSU

7

23 minutes

An Emerging Threat: Spotted Lanternfly

Deborah McCullough, professor of forest entomology, MSU

8

38 minutes

Michigan's Invasive Species Efforts

Michael Hansen, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development


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