Looking for products for commercial hydroponics, vertical farming, controlled agriculture environments or other innovative growing systems? Stop by and see the staff of Hort Americas during Cultivate’15 at Booth No. 946. To receive live updates from Cultivate’15 in Columbus, Ohio, July 11-14, 2015, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Broaden Your Horizons
Hort Americas suggests sitting in on these educational sessions from these industry
professionals. They will be providing some that provide excellent information to our
grower network at Cultivate’15.
Greenhouse Learning Tour (Add-on Fee) #GH121 Roberto Lopez, PhD, Purdue University Sometimes, it helps to see what others are doing and scout out the potential of new strategies and technologies. Join us for the Greenhouse Learning Tour where you will be exposed to successful greenhouse operations that have upped their game and are playing smart. Saturday, July 11
8:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Media Prep for Container-Grown Crops Brian E. Jackson, PhD, North Carolina State University Growing media is much more than just anchorage for container-grown nursery plants. It’s the foundation for root health and the support for quality plants. Saturday, July 11 9:00 a.m.-10:15 p.m.
Attracting the Next Generation of Industry Professionals Brian E. Jackson, PhD, North Carolina State University Enrollment in college horticulture programs is dropping and university programs are disappearing. Much of this can be attributed to the perception among potential students and their parents that horticulture means a low-pay, low-skill, no-education-needed, dead-end career. Saturday, July 11 2:30-3:30 p.m.
LED Lighting – What Does the Future Hold? Erik D. Runkle, PhD, Michigan State University LED lighting has been a supporting player for the latest trends, and it’s ready to jump to first string. Learn about the crop growth and physiology benefits offered by LEDs and where their use makes economic “cents”today and in the future. Saturday, July 11 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Terrace Ballroom 4
What’s Tending: Indoor Mircogreen Propagation Roberto Lopez, PhD, Purdue University Microgreens, with their short production time and high potential return, can be grown profitably indoors under sole-source lighting (such as LEDs).
Sunday, July 12
10:30 – 10:50 a.m.
Location: Knowledge Center
Best Media for Hydroponic Greens Products Michael Evans, PhD, University of Arkansas Research can be a game changer. Join Michael as he discusses the latest research on various types of rooting cubes used for lettuce production. Sunday, July 12 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Location: Live For Growers
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