Capital Region Bedding Plant Conference

January 11, 2018, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Street, Troy, NY 12180

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County and The Capital Area Agriculture & Horticulture Program announce their upcoming event, the annual Capital Region Bedding Plant Conference, to be held on January 11, 2018, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. A series of presentations will include greenhouse pest and disease management and control, plant root zone monitoring and minimizing the impact of horticultural pesticides on wild and domesticated bees. Vendors will be available for conference participants to visit at several points during the day.

The Capital Region Bedding Plant Conference has been well-attended and popular with nurserymen, greenhouse operators and other horticulture professionals in past years and promises to be so again this year! This will be the first year the conference is held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Troy, NY.

Admission to the Bedding Plant Conference is $45.00 per person if pre-paid, or $65.00 per person at the door. Pre-registration is required and is available online at, or you may contact Tove Ford at (518)765-3518 or for assistance with registration. Lunch is provided at no additional cost.

4.0 DEC pesticide credits have been applied for. If you should wish to apply for pesticide credits for your pesticide certification, please provide your certification number when registering for the Capital Region Bedding Plant Conference.


 8:00 – 8:30 Registration @ Hilton Garden Inn

 8:30 – 9:30 Brian Eshenaur, Greenhouse Disease Management Update, NYS IPM Cornell University

 9:30- 10:30 Anna Giesmann, Using Insect-Killing Nematodes for Greenhouse Biocontrol, Cornell University Graduate Student

10:50 – 11:50 Dr. Elizabeth Lamb, Mixing It Up: Using Biological Control in Mixed Ornamental and Vegetable Greenhouses, NYS IPM Cornell University

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:15 Neil Mattson, Plant Root Zone Monitoring for Healthier Plants, Cornell University

2:15-3:15 Maria van Dyke, Wild Bee and Honey Bee Biology & Health: How to Minimize Impacts of Pesticides to Bees, Cornell University (Native Bee Systematics and Ecology Lab)

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