OSU Greenhouse Management Workshop
 
Date:  2/26-27/2008
Location:
Wooster, OH

We are continuing our workshop theme on back-to-the-basics from last year as our culture track of the workshop. In addition, concurrent sessions are offered to address management and hydroponic production issues. A total of four hands-on sessions and ten lectures are offered in this two-day workshop. 

Due to limited time slots, each workshop attendee can choose to attend three of the four offered hands-on sessions. For effective learning, the hands-on sessions will limit attendance to 20. Preference of choice is honored on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Pesticide application recertification credit will be offered for Ohio and neighboring states. Please check back for approved category and credit hour information.

Workshop Program       Speakers       Session Description         Registration       Recertification Credit       Lodging Information       Driving Directions

 

Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credit   BACK TO TOP 

 

 

State

Category

Credit

Ohio

Core

1

 

Category 6

3

Indiana

1

1 CCH’s

3A

4 CCH’s

7A

1 CCH’s

RT

4 CCH’s

Kentucky

General Hours

3

Pennsylvania

00-Core

2

PC-Private Category

2

03-Vegetable Crops

2

18-Demo and Research

2

Michigan

Private Core

1

 

7E

2

West Virginai

4A

2

4B

2

11

2

12

2

Private

2

 

 

Course Coordinator

            Dr. Peter P. Ling, OARDC/OSU                                                                        Dr. Beth Fausey

               Extension Specialist in Controlled Environment Plant Production                          Floriculture and Hydroponic Vegetable Extension Educator

               Ling.23@osu.edu                                                                                               Director, Agricultural Business Enhancement Center, Ohio State University Extension                         

               Phone: 330-263-3857                                                                                        fausey.11@cfaes.osu.edu

               Fax: 330-263-3670                                                                                            Phone: 419-354-6916 ext. 11 ; 800-358-4678

                                                                                                                                          Fax: 419-354-6416

 

The annual OSU greenhouse workshop is in its 9th year.

This workshop is sponsored in parts by Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State University Extension, The Ohio State University, and USDA/CSREES Hydroponics Project.

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE        BACK TO TOP

 

Date

Time

Culture

Management

Hydroponics

2/26

8:30

Registration

 

9:00

Welcome and Announcements

9:10

Keynote: The History and Use of Advanced Substrate Systems for Greenhouse Crop Production (Jensen)                     

           

10:10

Break

10:30

Hands-on Session I

 

 

Marketing Forum (Fox and Panda) 

12:30

Lunch

1:10

Product Updates and Campus Tour

 

2:30

Hands-on Session II

 

 

Food Safety in the Greenhouse: From the Seed to the Salad  (Keener) 

4:30

Break

4:40

Water Quality (Bauerle and Fausey)

 

5:10

Break

6:00

Optional Group Dinner

 

 

8:00

End of 1st day program

 

 

 

 

 

2/27

8:00

Coffee and Pastry

 

8:30

Pesticide Labels (Kick-Raack)

 

9:30

Greenhouse Sanitation Practices and Products (Lewandowski)

10:30

Break

10:40

Hands-on session IV: Insect Identification and Sampling (Canas)

Greenhouse Environmental Records and Instrumentation

(C. Froehlich, Frantz, and Fausey)

Organic Production (Anderson)

12:40

Lunch

Lettuce Production (Frantz and S. Froehlich)

with Lunch

1:10

Floriculture Greenhouse Tour

2:00

Hydroponics Tour

4:00

 

 

 

Speakers          BACK TO TOP

  • Mr. Mike Anderson (Ohio Ecological Food & Farm Association)
  • Dr. Bill Bauerle (The Ohio State University (OSU))
  • Mr. Jeff Balduff (CropKing.com)
  • Dr. Luis Canas (OSU)
  • Ms. Joanne Kick-Rraack (Ohio State University Extension (OSUE)),
  • Dr. Beth Fausey (OSUE)
  • Dr. Julie Fox (OSUE)
  • Dr. Jonathan Frantz (USDA/ARS)
  • Mr. Chris Froelich (Hydrosun Hydroponics Inc.)
  • Mr. Steve Froelich (Hydrosun Hydroponics Inc.)
  • Dr. Merle Jensen, University of Arizona
  • Dr. Michelle Jones (OSU/OARDC)
  • Dr. Kevin Keener (Purdue University)
  • Dr. Dennis Lewandowski (OSU)
  • Dr. Peter Ling (OSU/OARDC)
  • Dr. Robert McMahon (OSU/ATI)
  • Ms. Lori Panda (Ohio Proud Program)

 

 

PRESENTATION SESSION DESCRIPTION    BACK TO TOP        TO REGISTRATION

 

Day 1:

 

Keynote (The History and Use of Advanced Substrate Systems for Greenhouse Crop Production).  Dr. Merle H. Jensen, retired Assistant Dean for Agriculture Sponsored Research and Associate Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Arizona and Professor of Plant Sciences, is one of America's leading agricultural scientists on the subject of controlled environment agriculture and the future opportunities and alternatives for agriculture.  His presentations have intrigued audiences throughout the world.  Having been involved with various programs for research and development in new methods of food production, he served as team leader to develop the agricultural systems for the "The Land" at EPCOT, Walt Disney World.   

 

Marketing Forum (Dr. Julie Fox and Ms. Lori Panda)

This session will provide hydroponic producers with information and ideas on the latest marketing initiatives for vegetable producers.  Our forum speakers include Dr. Julie Fox, OSU’s Direct Marketing Specialist; Lori Panda from the Ohio Proud program, as well as a roundtable discussion led by a grower panel.

Food Safety in the Greenhouse: From the Seed to the Salad (Dr. Kevin Keener) Presentation will highlight food safety challenges in a greenhouse environment and discuss current approaches including Good Agricultural Practices and HACCP. Emphasis will be on "how-to-develop" intervention programs and management strategies that ensure safety of fruits and vegetables produced in a greenhouse.

Water Quality (Dr. Bill Bauerle and Dr. Beth Fausey)

Bill and Beth will highlight common water quality issues faced by plant producers and will provide insight into control measures and best management practices.

 

 

Day 2:             TO REGISTRATION

 

Greenhouse Environmental Records and Instrumentation (Mr. Chris Froehlich, Dr. Jonathan Frantz, and Dr. Beth Fausey)

Chris is a hydroponic lettuce and tomato grower who will share his first-hand experience of how collecting and using greenhouse environmental data to improve plant production and reduce production cost. Jonathan and Beth will introduce a sensor package for greenhouse environment monitoring)

 

Pesticide Labels  (Ms. Joanne Kick-Raack)

Joanne will discuss the essential elements of a pesticide label and provide tips to properly reading common labels.  One hour of core recertification credit is offered (OH).

 

Greenhouse Sanitation Practices and Products (Dr. Dennis Lewandowski)

Dennis will provide an overview of common sanitation practices as well as highlight common industry products and results from new research trials. One hour of category 6 pesticide recertification credits will be offered (OH).

 

Organic Production (Mr. Mike Anderson and Mr. Jeff Balduff)

Mike will provide an overview of the organic certification process – the necessary steps and procedures to become certified organic!  Jeff from CropKing Hydroponics will share information on how hydroponic producers can grow organic vegetable crops.  A grower panel will discuss their experiences, trials and tribulations in growing both organic floriculture and hydroponic crops.

 

Lettuce Production  (Dr. Jonathan Frantz and Mr. Steve Froehlich)

Jonathan will share research results optimizing hydroponic lettuce production and Steve Froelich from HydroSun Hydroponics will discuss his lettuce production system.

 

 

 

HANDS-ON SESSION DESCRIPTION                 TO REGISTRATION

 

Day 1: (Each attendee to choose two of the three offers)

 

Diagnostics of Selected Macro- and Micronutrient Deficiencies (Dr. Robert McMahon)

Participants will learn about common plant nutrient deficiency symptoms experienced by greenhouse growers.  Selected species of bedding plants will be on display for each nutrient deficiency symptom discussed. Participants will then be given the opportunity to examine bedding plants exhibiting "unknown" nutrient deficiency symptoms and deduce from the labeled display plants what nutrients are lacking in the "unknown" plant displays.  Tips on how to prevent/correct nutrient deficiency symptoms will be given, along with information about soil and foliar testing laboratories.

 

 
The Latino Workforce.  Communication and Language (Dr. Claudio Pasian)
 This workshop will explore what it takes to communicate well with Latino workers: successful relations and work require more than speaking the same language.  Who are these Latinos?  What does it means to be an immigrant? Is there a culture clash at the workplace? Participants will learn about important cultural traits, expectations, and job management styles that are rooted in the Latino culture – and the US culture. In addition to classroom discussion, the speaker will share real life experiences and participants will join in hands-on activities.


Greenhouse Management Software (Drs. Jonathan Frantz and Peter Ling)

Jonathan and Peter will demonstrate several computer software that are useful for greenhouse management for more efficient greenhouse operation. Virtual Growers can be used to estimate greenhouse heating requirements and a dehumidification program can be used to optimize humidity management. A list of greenhouse software will be distributed at the session.

 

 

Day 2

 

Insect Identification and Sampling (Dr. Luis Canas)

 

This hands-on workshop will teach you how to sample for whiteflies, aphids, spider mites, western flower thrips and fungus gnats in a greenhouse. Topics included are properly using sticky cards, recognizing nymphs on plant material, and developing a sampling protocol. Because we will be using live plant material you will have a chance to see insect behaviors that can help in their identification. Also during the workshop participants will be able to learn about natural enemies of insect pests. We will be teaching how to recognize them and how to identify them from live plant material. During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to see natural enemies in action. Some of the natural enemies covered include whitefly parasitoids, aphid and spider mite predators.

 

 

 

TOUR INFORMATION

 

Hydroponics Tour

Join us for a tour to Oasis Acres in Orrville, OH, a hydroponic lettuce greenhouse owned and operated by Lois and Glen Smucker.  Learn how Oasis produces and markets high quality lettuce crops to specialty markets year-round.

 

Floriculture Greenhouse Tour

Destination to be confirmed

 

 

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Registration Form    BACK TO TOP

Greenhouse Management Workshop

 February 26-27, 2008

 

NAME  _________________________________________________________________            

 

COMPANY   ____________________________________________________________

 

STREET ADDRESS   _____________________________________________________

 

CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE _________________________________________________

 

PHONE _______________ FAX ________________ E-MAIL ____________________

 

 

Each hands-on session is limited to 20 people. Preference of choices will be honored on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

Day 1   Session choices (please indicate your first and second choices per time slot, write “1” for your first choice and “2” as a second choice. Hands-on sessions are designated with **)

 

Registration    

 

$150.00 BEFORE 02/16/08  _________

 

$175.00 AFTER 02/16/08    _________

 

$  15.00 TUES DINNER     _________

includes tax & gratuity. Tuesday Dinner

not included in registration fee.

 

TOTAL ENCLOSED  ___________

 
            10:30 AM Sessions                TO SESSION DESCRIPTION

______ Diagnostics of Selected Macro-and Micronutrient Deficiencies **

______ The Latino Workforce. Communication and Language **

______ Greenhouse Management Software **

______ Marketing Forum

 

             2:30 PM Sessions

______ Diagnostics of Selected Macro-and Micronutrient Deficiencies **

______ The Latino Workforce. Communication and Language **

______ Greenhouse Management Software **

______ Food Safety in the Greenhouse: From the Seed to the Salad

 

 

Day 2   Session choices (please select one session per time slot).

 

            10:40 AM Sessions

Amount Pd.  ____________

 

Date Rec’d   ____________

 
______ Greenhouse Environmental Records and Instrumentation

______ Insect Identification and Sampling **

______ Organic Production

 

            12:40 AM Tour Selection

______ Floriculture Greenhouse Tour

______ Hydroponics Tour

 

Please make checks payable to: The Ohio State University/OARDC   (We cannot accept credit cards.)

Mail check and registration form to:  Dr. Peter Ling, OARDC/FABE, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691

 

 

 

 

 


 

Lodging Information               BACK TO TOP
 

The 2007 Greenhouse Management Workshop will be held at the north exhibit area of the Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC Wooster campus located on 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.

For your accommodation, following is a list of accommodations located near OARDC:

 

Amerihost Inn – East (~$50)*                               330-262-5008

Amerihost Inn – North (~$79)                              330-345-1500

Best Western (~$69)                                            330-264-7750

Econolodge (~$50)                               330-264-8883

Gasche House B&B (~$65)                                  330-264-8231

Hampton Inn (~$99)                                             330-345-4424

Hilton Garden Inn (~$89)                                      330-202-7701

Mirabelle B&B (~$90)                                         330-264-6006

Wooster Inn (~$80)                                              330-263-2660

 

*ask for OARDC rate

 

 

 

 

Driving directions to Wooster, OH/OARDC

 

From East & West:       Get off 30 at Rt. 302 (Madison Avenue), turn left at light.  OARDC is on left

 

From North:            Follow 250-83 to SR250, turn left (do not turn onto 83S) OARDC is on the right past ATI