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Northeast Greenhouse Seminar Planned for November 10

The Northeast Greenhouse Growers Seminar will be held Tuesday, November 10, at the Luzerne County Community College Conference Center in Nanticoke. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the program runs from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

The seminar is designed to keep greenhouse growers competitive in an increasingly challenging environment. Presentations will cover Finding, Training, & Keeping Good Employees; Basic Plant Nutrition and pH; Gaining the Upper Hand on Thrips; Outstanding Cultivars at the Penn State Trial Gardens; Growing Hydroponic Lettuce; Top Tips for Pesticide Applicators; and an Update from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Two core and two category pesticide applicator re-certification credits will be available.

Speakers include representatives from Penn State Extension, Cornell University, local growers, and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Participants will also be able to visit several commercial exhibitors who will display their company’s latest products and services at the program.

The deadline for pre-registration is Tuesday, November 3. The cost of the program is $30 if pre-registered by November 2 and includes morning refreshments and a hot buffet lunch. The fee after November 2 is $40.

To register for the program, go to http://extension.psu.edu/plants/green-industry/events. The events are listed chronologically. Scroll down to November 2015 and look for the Greenhouse Seminar on November 10, click on title and then click the Register button to fill in your information.

If you do not have internet access, call the toll free number at 888-825-1701 for assistance.

For more information or a registration form, contact the Luzerne County Cooperative Extension office at (570) 825-1701.

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