Make plans to attend our virtual conference

Make plans to attend our virtual conference

Learn how to gain efficiencies and boost profits regarding substrates, herbicides and irrigation.

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February 4, 2020

Nursery Management is pleased to host our second Increasing Profits Virtual Conference Feb. 25 from 11 a.m.-2:45 p.m. EST. There’s no need to leave the office to participate — simply log on, listen and learn. There is no cost for this virtual conference. Register here.

Some of the brightest minds in the industry will share their insight and latest research on vital production topics including growing media, herbicide management and irrigation efficiency.

Nursery owners, managers and key staff will walk away from this conference armed with knowledge that will improve production and boost the bottom line.

Session topics:

Can Substrates Offer Savings?

With abundant supplies of raw materials for making nursery substrates (bark), there often aren't cost savings to be found/had for growers when it comes to purchasing their growing media. However, that has not always been the case. There are however some ideas to consider that may positively affect your bottom line.

Speaker: Dr. Brian Jackson, Director of Horticultural Substrates Laboratory, North Carolina State University

Reducing Weed Management Costs

Join us for a step-by-step guide on how you can develop an annual pre-emergence herbicide rotation for your operation based on your own available labor, plants and nursery setup. Learn more about the results of extensive trials for herbicide efficacy and safety from the Mid-Florida Research & Education Center.

Speaker: Chris Marble, Assistant Professor, University of Florida's Mid-Florida Research & Education Center.

Irrigation Management to Improve Growth, Conserve Water, and Increase Profits

Tom’s research and extension program focus areas are on water quality and management for container nursery production. He is particularly interested in methods to conserve water and remediate agrichemicals from irrigation return flow and other production water. 

Speaker: Dr. Tom Fernandez, Professor, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University

Who should attend? 
Wholesale growers, retail growers, and rewholesalers are welcome to attend. Firms of all sizes will benefit from the speakers and the topics presented during this event.