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June 2015 Cultivate Newsletter


Hort Americas Cultivate’15 Email updates 1 of 2

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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.
Ballroom 1

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.
Room E171

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.
Room E171

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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Village Farms Uses Technology to Increase Efficiency and Produce Better Crops
Florida’s Protected Agriculture Industry Continues to Expand
Are You Really Ready to Start Your Urban Farm Operation?
Deciding Which Strawberry Varieties to Grow in Greenhouse Production Systems
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