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Speaker: Elwood Roberts, Technical Specialist at Biobest

Biobest
Session Title: Updates on the label expansion of Asperello T34® .... Sunday, July 11 • 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Elwood Roberts Technical Specialist at Biobest Group Elwood Roberts is the Technical Specialist at Biobest Group Biological control & bumblebee pollination. Biobest, we invented the buzziness! Making the best of nature work for your business. Our...
Speaker: Veronica Cervantes, Biobest USA Inc

Biobest
Session Title: Updates on the label expansion of Asperello T34® .... Sunday, July 11 • 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Veronica Cervantes Technical Specialist at Biobest Group Biobest USA expanded with a new face, Veronica Cervantes. Passionate for Biological Control, Veronica has been involved in IPM for over 15 years. She started in 1996 as a volunteer at IMYZA...
Speaker: Michael Brownbridge, Biological Program Manager at BioWorks, Inc.

BioWorks
Session: Help Your Plants Weather the Weather - Improving Plant Stress Tolerance in Container-Nursery Production/ Sat, July 10 • 10:30-11:30 AM
Michael Brownbridge  Biological Program Manager at BioWorks, Inc.  Dr. Michael Brownbridge is the Biological Program Manager, at BioWorks Inc. He has over 30 years of industry experience in production systems and biological control...
Speaker: Juang Chong, Professor at Clemson University

Clemson University (Horticulture)
Two Sessions: Good Things Come in Threes - Insecticide Resistance Management for Nurseries ... Managing Mealybugs Without a Blowtorch
Juang Chong  Professor at Clemson University  Juang Horng “JC” Chong is a Professor and Extension Specialist of turf and ornamentals entomology at Clemson University. JC received his BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology...
Speaker: Arthur Parkerson, Owner & CEO at Lancaster Farms

Lancaster Farms
Session: Nursery Swap Shop .... Monday, July 12 • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Arthur Parkerson, Owner & CEO Lancaster Farms Inc  Arthur Parkerson works for Lancaster Farms, a wholesale container nursery in Suffolk, VA.  We grow flowers, shrubs and trees. Our customers are landscapers, nurseries and independent...
Speaker: Dr. Brian E. Jackson, Associate Professor & Director at North Carolina State

NC State University
Session: Don't Let the Bark Bite: Proper Handling, Storage, and Utilization of Bark Substrates .... Sunday, July 11 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brian Jackson Associate Professor at North Carolina State University  Dr. Brian E. Jackson is an Associate Professor and Director of the Horticultural Substrates Laboratory at NC State University. Brian has studied and researched horticultural...
Speaker: Jake Pierson, Owner Pierson Nurseries Inc

Pierson Nurseries
Session: Nursery Swap Shop .... Monday, July 12 • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Jake Pierson, Owner Pierson Nurseries Inc  I am the owner-operator of Pierson Nurseries, a wholesale nursery grower and rewholesaler located in Dayton Maine. We have been supplying plants to the landscape contractors, nurseries and retail...
Speaker: Chris Soltis, Director Retail Sales HC Companies

The HC Companies
Session Title: Come see what's new at The HC Companies! .... Sunday, July 11 • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Chris Soltis, Director of Retail Sales The HC Companies We Make it Easy to Find the Right Products for Your Growing Operations We are your leading single source delivering countless smart solutions for the growing industry™… from plastic planters...
Speaker: Mark Wilkinson, Director Retail Sales HC Companies

The HC Companies
Session Title: Come see what's new at The HC Companies! .... Sunday, July 11 • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mark Wilkinson, Director of Retail Sales The HC Companies We Make it Easy to Find the Right Products for Your Growing Operations We are your leading single source delivering countless smart solutions for the growing industry™… from plastic planters...
Speaker: Dr. Amy Fulcher, Extension Specialist & Associate Professor at University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee (Plant Sciences)
Session: In Deep Water - Making Sense of New Nursery Irrigation Technology and Strategies ..... Sunday, July 11 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Amy Fulcher Extension Specialist and Associate Professor for Sustainable Ornamental Plant Production and Landscape Management at University of Tennessee - Knoxville   Dr. Fulcher is an Extension Specialist and Associate Professor for...
Speaker: Christopher M. Ranger, Ph.D, Research Entomologist USDA-ARS

USDA-ARS Application Technology
Session: Exotic Ambrosia Beetles as Destructive Insects in Tree Orchards and Nurseries .... Tuesday, July 13 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Christopher M. Ranger, Ph.D,  Research Entomologist Horticultural Insects Research Lab USDA-Agricultural Research Service  Dr. Ranger’s research addresses broad and complex research problems to identify and exploit biological...
Speaker: Darby McGrath, Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Horticulture at Vineland Research & Innovation

Vineland Research & Innovation
Two Sessions: Effectively Using Air Pruning Systems in Propagation and Nursery Production .... Field Nursery Soil Health – New Research
McGrath, Darby Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Horticulture at Vineland Research & Innovation Centre Building sustainable landscapes The establishment and survival of plants and trees to improve environmental performance, counter...


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