Previewing The Pest & Production Management Conference

The 2011 Pest and Production Management Conference (P&PMC), being held Feb. 24-26 in San Diego, Calif., is designed to show growers new ways to increase crop quality and yield, help lower production costs and prevent the spread of pests and diseases in their greenhouses.

To help growers get the answers they need, the Society of American Florists (SAF) has put together 20 educational sessions. Session topics range from new diseases, light and temperature management and downy mildew to new bacterial diseases, plant growth regulator research and plant movement quarantine case studies.

A range of speakers will take part in the conference, as well, including Michigan State University’s Bridget Behe, the University of Florida’s Paul Fisher, Ann Chase of Chase Horticultural Research and the University of California’s Steve Koike. View a full list of session topics and speakers.

A growing operations tour is also an option for interested growers. The Thursday, Feb. 24 tour group will visit Altman Plants and Mellano & Company.

Learn more about the annual event at

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