Monday, October 19, 2009

Upcoming Greenhouse Workshop

Front Range Greenhouse IPM Workshop:
Viruses Affecting Production

Two locations:

Dec. 3rd 9-12pm: Gulley Greenhouse & Garden Center
6029 S. Shields, Fort Collins
Dec. 8th, 9-12pm: Center Greenhouse, 1550 E. 73rd Ave, Denver

Who should attend: Greenhouse growers and pest management staff

Topics to be covered :

Identifying and managing common viruses affecting production stock in greenhouses

Presented by Brooke Edmunds, Ph.D.; Regional Specialist, Colorado State University Extension

How to identify and manage the most common viruses that affect production stock including TMV, INSV, TSWV, and CMV. There will be plenty of time to answer questions!

Virus testing: The why, when, and how of virus testing

Why is clean stock important to your operation? How do I submit plant samples for virus testing to the Plant Diagnostic Lab in Adams County? There will also be a hands-on opportunity to practice using Agdia ImmunoStrip® to test in-house.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture Phytosanitary Program: What you need to know

Presented by Laura Pottorff, M.S.; Nursery, Seed and Phytosanitary Program Manager, Colorado Department of Agriculture

Laura will outline the CDA phytosanitary certificate and inspection process.

Cost : $20/person to cover supplies and a light breakfast ($25 if not a member of CNGA)

***You must preregister!***

To register: e-mail or call 303/637-8016