Previewing The Pest & Production Management Conference

The 26th annual Pest & Production Management Conference (P&PMC), presented by SAF and Greenhouse Grower, will take place February 25-27, 2010 in Orlando with an added emphasis on plant production.

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.

Growers are welcome to attend an optional growing operations tour on 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. Some of this year’s speakers include Jim Barrett (University of Florida), Margery Daughtrey (Cornell University) Jim Bethke (University of California), Scott Ludwig (Texas A&M University), Paul Fisher (University of Florida), Raymond Cloyd (University of Kansas), Sonali Padhye (University of Florida) and Mary Hausbeck (Michigan State University). A full schedule with each speaker’s topic can be seen at PestAndProductionManagement.com.

Other reasons to attend Pest & Production Management 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

To register for the conference or for more information, visit PestAndProductionManagement.com.

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