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Speaker: Joe Maja, Assistant Professor/Research Sensor Engineer at Clemson University

Clemson University (Horticulture)
Session: RFID & Beyond:Using RFID, Drones, and BLE to Improve Crop Inventory Management .... Monday, July 12 • 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Joe Maja Assistant Professor/Research Sensor Engineer at Clemson University  Dr. Maja’s main responsibility is to work with Clemson’s REC researchers and growers in developing new technology to address current problems and future...
Speaker: Joshua Craver, Assistant Professor at Colorado State University

Colorado State Univ - Extension
Session: Lighting and CO2 Management and Optimization
Sunday, July 11 • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Joshua Craver Assistant Professor at Colorado State University  Joshua Craver, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Controlled Environment Horticulture, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,...
Speaker: Jim LaMondia, Chief Scientist at Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Session: Fungicides and Management Implications for Boxwood Health .... Sunday, July 11 • 1:20 PM - 2:00 PM
Jim LaMondia Chief Scientist at Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station  BBIG Co-Project Director and Chief Scientist of Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in Windsor, CT, supports the nursery and landscape industry with...
Speaker: Joe Neal, Professor of Weed Science and Extension Specialist at North Carolina State

NC State University
Sessions (3): Strategies to Reduce Weed Control Costs .... Recognizing and Avoiding Herbicide Injury ... Glyphosate Toxicology Update
Joe Neal Professor of Weed Science and Extension Specialist at North Carolina State University  Dr. Joseph C. Neal is Professor of Weed Science and Extension Specialist for weed management in landscapes, nursery crops and Christmas tree...
Speaker: Len Coop, Associate Professor of Practice at Oregon State

Oregon State - Horticulture
Session Title: Forecasting Systems for Boxwood Blight ....
Sunday, July 11 • 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

Len Coop, Associate Professor of Practice, Associate Director of the Oregon IPM Center Len supports agriculture in general by developing and placing online, weather and climate driven models for numerous areas including IPM/pest models, plant...
Speaker: Ryan Contreras, Associate Professor, Ornamental Plant Breeding at Oregon State

Oregon State - Horticulture
Two Sessions: For the Common Good -- Public Breeding Programs .... How safe is safe enough? Buddleja as a test case for breeding for sterility
Ryan Contreras, Associate Professor at Oregon State University  Dr. Ryan Contreras is an Associate Professor of Ornamental Plant Breeding in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University where he teaches spring and fall woody...
Speaker: Krishna Nemali, Assistant Professor Controlled Environment Agriculture at Purdue

Purdue (Extension / PPDL)
Session: Measurement of Plant Nitrogen Status in Floriculture & Nursery Production Using Smartphones .... Monday, July 12 • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Krishna Nemali  Assistant Professor Controlled Environment Agriculture at Purdue University  Dr. Nemali has responsibility for extension, research and teaching activities in his department. He specializes in the area of controlled...
Speaker: Marc van Iersel, Vincent J. Dooley Professor of Horticulture at University of Georgia

University of Georgia
Session: New Lighting Strategies for Greenhouse and Indoor Crop Production .... Sunday, July 11 • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Marc van Iersel Vincent J. Dooley Professor of Horticulture at University of Georgia  Marc van Iersel, Ph.D., Vincent J. Dooley Professorship, Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of...
Speaker: James Altland, Research Leader @ USDA-ARS Application Technology Research Unit

USDA-ARS Application Technology
Session Title: Advanced Concepts in Managing Container Substrates Before and During Production .... Tuesday, July 13 • 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
ARS vision: lead America towards better future through agricultural research & information The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to...
Speaker: Jennifer Boldt, Research Horticulturist at USDA Agricultural Research Service

USDA-ARS Application Technology
Session: Lighting and CO2 Management and Optimization
Sunday, July 11 • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Jennifer Boldt,  Research Horticulturist at USDA Agricultural Research Service  Jennifer Boldt, Ph.D., Research Horticulturist, Greenhouse Production Research Group (GPRG), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of...
Speaker: Jim Owen, Research Horticulturist at USDA-ARS

USDA-ARS Application Technology
Session Title: Rethinking How and What You Mix to Engineer More Profitable Substrates .... Tuesday, July 13 • 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Jim Owen Research Horticulturist at USDA-ARS I am a USDA-ARS research horticulturist located at the Application Technology Research Unit in Wooster, OH. My research focuses on water management within controlled environment horticulture, including...
Speaker: Bruce Bugbee, Professor at Utah State University

Utah State University - Agriculture
Two Sessions: Impact of Genetics and Environment on Hemp Yield .... New Lighting Strategies for Greenhouse & Indoor Crop Production
Bruce Bugbee Professor at Utah State University  Bruce Bugbee, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Plants, Soils, and Climate, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Utah State University. Dr. Bruce Bugbee is a crop physiologist who teaches...
Speaker: Chuan Hong, Professor at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Experiment Station
Session Title: Boxwood Blight Research --- What's the BBIG Deal? ...... Sunday, July 11 • 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Chuan Hong  Professor at Virginia Tech  BBIG Project Director and Professor of Plant Pathology at Virginia Tech’s Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Virginia Beach, VA, has provided leadership in the...


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