The CTAERN Horticulture workshop CTAERN4229 is now live and open for
registration.  The workshop will be a one day workshop on Tuesday, May 5th
at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus in Griffin, GA.  Workshop will
be conducted by horticulture specialist Dr. Bodie Pennisi.  An agenda for
the workshop is below so you may review the topics that we will cover that
day.  Teachers will be required to bring their own container and soil for
this workshop.

You must log in to the CTAE Resource Network to register for the class -

Thank you,

Melissa Riley

Production of Greenhouse Containers Workshop

May 5, 2015

UGA Griffin campus, Research and Education Gardens

8:00am – 5:00pm

The workshop is designed to provide a basic background and skills in
production of greenhouse container crops.  The workshop features a
combination of lectures presented in a classroom setting and a
demonstration-based, hands-on training using live plant material.  The
session is conducted by Dr. Bodie Pennisi, Professor in the Horticulture
Department of the University of Georgia. Material covered: scientific
background of plant production in greenhouse, scheduling of spring and fall
crops, including popular plants such as pansies, poinsettias, bulbs, ferns,
spring flowering and foliage crops best suited for containers, vegetables,
and mixed combos. Topics will also include nutritional management, plant
growth regulators, disease and pest management, and profitability.

  8:00 - 8:20 am          *Registration *

  8:20 - 9:45                *“Managing Media, Nutrition, and PGRs”* – This
presentation will discuss important aspects of managing plant growth in a
greenhouse environment – soilless media, nutrition, and plant growth

9:45 - 10:30              *“Selected Crops”* – This talk will focus on
popular crops – spring & warm season annuals, bulbs, ferns, pansies,

10:30-10:40                BREAK

10:40 – 11:30              *“Crop Scheduling & Profitability”* – This
presentation will discuss scheduling of container crops.

11:30 – 12:00              *“Mixed Combos”* – discussion of basic aesthetic
rules for combining plants in combo containers.

12:00 – 12:30              *“Vegetable Containers”* – discussion of growing
vegetables in containers.

12:30 - 1:15 pm          Lunch


1:15 - 2:30 pm           *“Ideas for Vegetable, Ornamental, and Other
Specialty Mixed Containers”*

2:30 - 4:00                 *“Make Your Own Container” *– attendees will
make a mixed container using soilless media and an assortment of plant
4:00 – 5:00                  *“Resources and Q and A”  *

Melissa Riley
Central Region Ag Education
Horticulture Teacher
1005 State University Drive,  Box 4060
Fort Valley, GA 31030
office - 478-825-6067
cell - 478-973-4071
 fax - 478-825-6980