Reminders for Greenhouse Management Class - CTAERN 3532

Teachers Attending: if you are not planning to attend and your name is on this list please let me know ASAP - I do have a waiting list!
Mr. Tom Bell
Ms Brandi Blair
Mrs. Deborah C Cross (Carol)
Mrs. Sherry Crown
MR. Vincent VALENTINO Cutts
Mr. Robert Drummond, Jr (Rob)
Ms. Rebekah Estes
Mr. Troy Fitzpatrick
Mr. Timothy C Griffeth (Tim)
Mrs. Dawn Hill
Mrs. JoAnna Johnson
Mr Thomas Randle Liles (Tom)
Ms. Fanisha Maze
Mr. Mike Parker
Ms Rachel Patrick
Mr. Seth McDonald Prescott
CJ Satterfield (CJ)
Dr. Theresa M. Sikinyi
Ashley Spivey (Ashley)
Mrs. Sabrina W Stearns-Davis
Dr Ronnie L Thomas
Mrs. Abby Spruill Tippens
Mr. Pete Bennett
Nikki Webb
Mr. C.W. Wilson
Amanda Noll

Date: Friday, August 31
Location: Headhouse 2, FVSU, Greenhouse Complex

The Greenhouse Complex Headhouse 2 is located off of Carver Drive behind the Stallworth Agriculture Building.  Please see the link for a campus map - the greenhouse complex is number 23 on the map.

What to bring: Friday Sack LunchCooler with drinks/snacksJUMP DRIVE Camera, Hand Shears, Work gloves, 3 ring notebook for handouts, pencil, marker/sharpie, comfortable clothes and shoes.


Summer Greenhouse Crop Management Workshop for Agriculture Education Teachers

Friday, August 31, 2012

Fort Valley State University Greenhouse Complex, Fort Valley, GA


8:00 - 9:00 - Greenhouse Crop Schedules: Mrs. Melissa Riley, Central Region Ag Education

  1. How to plan a planting schedule to have all greenhouse crops ready to
    sale at the same time
  2. Supplies needed – media, fertilizers, chemicals, containers, etc
  3. Pricing


9:00 – 9:30 – Greenhouse Controls and Preventative Maintenance : Dr. James Brown, FVSU


9:30 -10:30 – Getting Seedlings off to a good start: Dr. James E. Brown, FVSU
a. What should be started by seed?
b. How to obtain high germination
c. How to transplant seedlings
d. How to grow out seedlings
Hands on Lab: Proper method to plant seeds and transplant seedlings


10:30 – 11:00 – Poinsettia Production : Mr. Tom Johnston , GA Greenhouses


11:00 - 12:30 - Sack Lunch Discussion
Spring Annual Plugs and Rooted Liners: Mr. Tom Johnston, GA Greenhouses
a. How to care for plugs and liners upon arrival
b. How to plant plugs and liners
c. Fertilizer / Fungicide
d. Crop Management Tips
Hands on Lab: Proper method in handling and transplanting annual plugs


12:30 – 2:00  - Plant Propagation Methods: Dr. Mack Wilson, FVSU

  1. Different progation methods commonly used in greenhouses

Demonstration and Hands On Lab – leaf cuttings, air layering, and stem cuttings


2:00 - 3:30  - Perennials & Hanging Baskets: Dr. Mack A. Wilson & Dr. James Brown, FVSU
a. Planting and Finishing off Perennials for Spring

b. Chemical Application
c. How to produce hanging baskets

Hands on Labs – Handling Perennials and Proper method to planting hanging baskets from cuttings


3:30 – 4:00 – Fall Mum Crops : Mr. Tim Lewis, Lewis Farm Nurseries


4:00 – 5:00 - Fertilizer (30min Lecture / 50 min Lab): Dr. Mack A. Wilson, FVSU
a. Calculation of Rates

Melissa Riley
Central Region Ag Education
Horticulture Teacher
PO Box 4060
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030
office - 478-825-6067
fax - 478-825-6980