The UConn Extension Spring Bedding Plant Meetings were held the first week in February in our Torrington and Vernon offices. We had good attendance of 35 in Torrington and 37 in Vernon, in spite of the weather! #UConnExtension’s Rosa Raudales spoke on Feeding Greenhouse Crops and Monitoring Water Quality. Yonghao Li of the CT Agricultural Experiment Station spoke on diseases of spring crops. Leanne Pundt of UConnExtension spoke on biological controls.
UConn Extension hosted a workshop on Thursday, July 31st at the Tolland Extension Centeron Biological Controls for greenhouse growers. The workshop was attended by a diverse group of 80 greenhouse growers, retailers and educators from across the state, and organized by Leanne Pundt of UConn Extension.
Dr. Rose Buitenhuis from the Vineland Research and Innovation Center in Ontario Canada gave two presentations: Greenhouse Pest Control: A Systems Approach and Innovations in Greenhouse Pest Management at the Biological Controls: Putting it all Together for Success.
Dr. Doug Cox from the University of Massachusetts spoke on Growing Greenhouse Plants with Water Soluble Fertilizers.
Doug Barrow, from Biobest USA, spoke on Biocontrol Programs in Greenhouse Vegetable Crops and brought samples such as the bumblebee box used to pollinate greenhouse tomato crops and aphid banker plants.