All Aboard For Pest & Production Management Conference

The 26th annual Pest & Production Management Conference (P&PMC), presented by SAF and Greenhouse Grower, kicks off next week in Orlando with an added emphasis on plant production. The conference dates are February 25-27.

Historically, the conference has honed in on pest management strategies–and the P&PMC will continue to focus on pest management–but production topics like water quality, plant growth regulator use and alternative substrates will be addressed in educational sessions over a two-day period.

Reasons to attend this years conference are to:

–Discover new bio-control options
–Learn how to use less costly substrate materials
–Examine better water quality testing and treatment options
–Learn faster disease diagnosis techniques and containment options
–See new tools, products and techniques
–Network with industry experts
–Find out what’s working for other growers

Growers are welcome to attend an optional growing operations tour next Thursday, February 25. An additional $50 fee applies but growers get the opportunity to tour greenhouse operations in the Orlando area.

Educational sessions kick off Friday, February 26. We previewed several sessions over the last six weeks in Benchrunner e-news. If you missed any of the P&PMC preview coverage, check it out at the links below:

Paul Fisher on “Water Treatment”

Sonali Padhye on “PGR Developments”

Cristi Palmer on “Pests & Diseases”

Scott Ludwig on “Bio-Controls & Thrips Management”

Margery Daughtrey & Mary Hasubeck on “Disease Management Strategies”

Jim Barrett on “Proper PGR Use”

To register for the conference or for more information, visit

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