I took the opportunity to attend this event last year and it was well worth it to see the latest and greatest poinsettias hitting the hort. industry. I would count this event as a "must-attend" if you grow any quantity of poinsettias for the market place. Here are the details...
Note the expanded format and different location from previous years – this is becoming our floriculture short course extension day. If you are a member of FNGLA, you can enter the code FNGLA15 at the online registration website (http://www.cvent.com/d/1fqjzr) for a 10% discount.
The student poinsettia plant sale is a separate event on Dec 10 (8 am to 5 pm) and Dec 11 (8 am to 3 pm).
Title: Poinsettia Trials Industry Field Day
When: Tues, December 8, 9:30am – 4:00pm
Where: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center (1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32607) and UF Environmental Horticulture Dept. Greenhouses, Gainesville (Fifield Hall, Hull Rd., Gainesville, FL 32611)
This workshop is designed for commercial greenhouse plant producers. No plant sales will be available at this event.
Morning sessions at the University of Florida Hilton Hotel include Dr. Roger Styer, Styer's Horticultural Consulting, and Dr. Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State University, on the latest growth strategies and pest management/control techniques for greenhouse ornamental crops.
Lunch at the Hilton will be followed by a greenhouse presentation of the National Poinsettia Trials at University of Florida with Dr. Jim Barrett, along with the latest greenhouse research taking place at the University of Florida with Dr. Paul Fisher and Dr. Carrie Harmon on such topics as practical disease diagnosis, growing container edibles and training your staff how to water.
Pesticide CEUs will be provided in the ornamentals and turf category for pesticide license holders. For CEUs, have your form signed before you leave.
Cost $60.00 per person Early Bird, or $75.00 after November 23, 2015. Includes materials and lunch.
More details and registration: http://www.cvent.com/d/1fqjzr