Greenhouse Management Workshop: Sustainable & Safe Crop Production

Oct. 24, 2019

The OSU CFAES presents a Greenhouse Management Workshop focusing on Sustainable & Safe Crop Production. This two-day workshop includes numerous sessions, 2 tours, and the option for achieving GAPs Certification. The schedule for both days is as follows:


Session 1: Fundamentals in Climate Control to Assure Crop Production

Greenhouse Temperature and Humidity Management, Peter Ling, OSU

Greenhouse Lighting, Chieri Kubota, OSU

Tour: Wooster Campus Research Facilities and Greenhouses

Session 2: Fundamentals in Greenhouse Management for High Productivity

Greenhouse Integrated Pest Management, Luis Canas, OSU

Greenhouse Disease Management, Francesca Hand, OSU Greenhouse Balance of Energy, Water and CO2, Peter Ling, OSU

Plant Balance of Energy, Water and Photosynthesis, Chieri Kubota, OSU

Networking Reception | snacks provided | cash bar


Concurrent session 1: Ornamental Crops—Reducing Chemical Inputs

Calcium Chloride for Fungi Control, Uttara Samarakoon, OSU

Silicon Application for Crop Health, Jennifer Boldt, USDA-ARS

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria, Michelle Jones, OSU

Biology and Ecology of Fungal/Oomycete Pathogens, Francesca Hand, OSU

Grower Talk on Nutrient Discharge Management, Speaker invited

Concurrent session 2: Food Crops—Hydroponic Food Safety GAPs**

Presented by: Melanie Ivey, Sanja Ilic, and Beth Scheckelhoff, OSU

Introduction to GAPs: Basics of Biology of Foodborne Pathogens

General Considerations in Hydroponics

Water Quality: Postharvest, Post Storage, Transport, and Traceability

Developing Your Food Safety Plan, SOPs, and Checklists

Panel Discussion

Tour: Commercial Greenhouse

** GAPs Certification of Completion will be provided to those who attend the entire concurrent session in person. Online attendees will need to complete an online quiz.

View the workshop flyer lodging, continuing education, and more details here

There are two options for attending:

In-person: Attend all general sessions, tours, and choose your concurrent session. Continental breakfasts, lunches, and networking reception included. Registration for both days: $150 before January 3, 2020, $175 after January 3, 2020

Webinar: Watch presentations online (general sessions and concurrent sessions). Registration for both days: $90 before January 3, 2020, $115 after January 3, 2020