5 Cultivate sessions you should attend
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5 Cultivate sessions you should attend

Read Q&As with five Cultivate presenters about their educational sessions.

July 9, 2019

Are you still deciding which sessions to attend at Cultivate'19? The Columbus event is well-renowned for its wealth of educational options. Starting Saturday, July 13, sessions of all types will be available for the discerning horticulturalist. You can check out our full list of recommended sessions here, but we spoke with five presenters about what attendees can expect from their sessions.

As always, check your show guide once you arrive. Times and locations are subject to change.

Questions with Suzanne Wainwright-Evans

Bicontrols Workshop: The How-to’s of Quality Control and Application Methods

Saturday, July 13, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Eisenmann-Trott Cost: $165

Suzanne Wainwright-Evans is a horticultural entomologist who specializes in integrated pest management. With her 25-year career –18 as owner of Buglady Consulting – Wainright-Evans will share her knowledge on biological control and the proper use of pesticides. Not only is the Biocontrols Workshop eligible for pesticide recertification credit, it’ll also offer relevant skills that can be easily applied to production.


Questions with Neal Glatt

The New Way to Communicate in Business in 2019
Sunday, July 14, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Short North Ballroom A

As communication continues to evolve, so should the connection between industry leaders, employees and their customers. Neal Glatt is a managing partner of GrowTheBench, an organization that enhances industry brands through professional education and development. As a certified coach with Gallup and John Maxwell organizations, Glatt will share the importance of investing in people and adapting to communication trends.


Questions with Richard Hawke

Proven Perennials: Trial Update from Chicago Botanic Garden

Sunday, July 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Union Station Ballroom A

Since 1986, Richard Hawke has been the Plant Evaluation Manager at the Chicago Botanic Garden. He earned a horticulture degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the current instructor for the School of Chicago Botanic Garden. In 2005, Hawke received the Perennial Plant Association’s Academic Award for teaching excellence and the Award for Program Excellence from the American Public Garden Association in 2008. As the author of Plant Evaluation Notes and contributing author and editor for Fine Gardening, Hawke aims to share his knowledge and research to horticulture professionals and gardeners, much like he will in the Proven Perennials workshop.



Winning the Battle with Rose Rosette Disease

Sunday, July 14, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m., A115

While rose rosette threatens the rose industry’s survival, Mark Windham, distinguished professor in ornamental pathology at the University of Tennessee, uses his expertise to discuss the best management plans for the disease. In addition to his strategies for rose rosette, Windham has conducted research on diseases of dogwoods, African violets and hydrangeas. By combining his knowledge of epidemiology and passion for horticulture, Windham aims to aid landscapers and rosarians with preventive methods and early detection skills.


Questions with John Kennedy

Putting Success in Your Succession Plan

Monday, July 15, 9:45-10:45 a.m., Short North Ballroom A

John Kennedy is a well-known speaker, author and consultant to the horticulture industry. As the owner of John Kennedy Consulting, he’s proficient in enhancing both personal and professional lives, and will discuss tips on creating a succession plan that’s not only built to sell, but built to last.