OFA Hosts Poinsettia Symposium At Ecke Ranch

Would you like to get more out of your poinsettia crop? OFA is hosting a new symposium, “Poinsettias–The Nuts & Bolts And The Dollars & Cents,” Nov. 13-14 at Paul Ecke Ranch in Encinitas, Calif. Deadline to register is Oct. 31.

During this 1.5-day symposium, leading experts will give you a better understanding of how to squeeze the very last dollar out of the cost of production while growing a top quality crop. They will introduce you to new forms and presentations, varieties and specialty programs that can help you reap a great margin for your poinsettia. In this intense poinsettia symposium you’ll learn about scheduling, temperature, light, nutrition, media, water, height management, diagnostics and varieties.

Tuesday, November 13
7:30 to 7:50 am Registration and refreshments
7:50 to 8:00 Welcome: Paul Ecke III
8 to 9:15 am You Can Still Make Money Growing Poinsettias
9:15 to 9:30 am Break
9:30 to 10:45 am Scheduling, Temperatures, and Light
10:45 to 11 am Break
11 to 12:15 pm Nutrition, Media, and Water
12:15 to 1:15 pm Lunch and networking
1:15 to 2:30 pm Poinsettia Variety Round-Robin
2:30 to 2:45 pm Break
2:45 to 4 pm Cool Production/Cold Finish
4 to 5 pm Roundtable: The day’s speakers briefly reiterating main take home message and answer questions. Also, sponsors saying a few words.

Wednesday, November 14
8 to 10:30 am Know & Control: Disease and Insect & Abiotic Issues–Lecture & Demo
10:30 to 10:45 am Break
10:45 to Noon Poinsettia Height Management, Chemical and Non-Chemical
Noon Wrap up & Goodbye

Attendees can register online at www.ofa.org/outreach

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