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|Plug & Cutting 2018|
Out of an abundance of caution for our members, attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers and out of great respect for the people of North Carolina whose lives are to be disrupted by hurricane Florence, we are canceling the Plug & Cutting ‘18 Conference scheduled to begin next Monday September 17th in Charlotte, NC.
Communication has been sent directly to conference attendees, exhibitors and speakers with refund details. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office by email at Hello@AmericanHort.org or by phone at 614-487-1117
Start seeding smarter solutions for better performance in Charlotte, North Carolina, at Plug & Cutting 2018
September 17 - 19, 2018
Workshop: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Welcome & State of the Industry Keynote: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
|Education: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
The Plug & Cutting Conference has been recognized for years as the leading educational opportunity for advancing and experienced growers. With extremely relevant, in-depth education on a variety of topics relating to plug and cutting production, growers are sure to come away with a fresh arsenal of best practices and ideas to keep your facilities running both smoothly and profitably.
There are three key tracks at this year's conference:
Don't miss the exclusively Spanish session options:Click here to see Spanish sessions
Pesticide Recertification Credits
Several states have approved most, if not all, sessions as eligible for pesticide recertification credits. This is a continuous process, and we hope to continue adding states to this list. Please check back often to see if your state has approved any sessions for credits.
Metrolina Greenhouses is a family-owned wholesale plant and services company. They are the largest single-site heated greenhouse in the United States with 162 acres under roof. In addition, they have approximately 15 acres of outdoor growing space (and still expanding!). Metrolina Greenhouses is one of the most automated greenhouses in the country using internally designed machines like automatic plant transplanters and mechanical shipping belts.
Rockwell Farms is a family-owned and operated commercial greenhouse. With 36 acres of environmentally controlled greenhouse space, they are ranked the 51st largest grower in the United States and have been recognized by Greenhouse Grower Magazine as a Top 100 Grower in the United States. Rockwell Farms is a member of MPS, an environmental sustainability program for greenhouse growers, and has improved their environmental footprint by monitoring and reducing their use of water, energy, fertilizers, and crop protection agents.
Tour registration is limited, so don't wait too long before you make the decision of whether it's worth it (hint: it is).
Growers have learned that to grow a clean crop you have to start from the very beginning. This means deploying your biocontrol agents in the propagation stage. Attendees will learn what biocontrol agents can be used in young plants, what pests they control and learn firsthand how to apply them. Appropriate release techniques will be demonstrated. Packaging and storage of biocontrol agents will also be covered. (This session may qualify for Pesticide Re-certification)
Presented by Suzanne Wainwright-Evans
555 South Mcdowel Street, South Tower
Charlotte, NC 28204
AmericanHort has secured special rates for your hotel stay. If you’d like to take advantage of these exclusive rates, you must make reservations with the hotel by August 26, 2018.
Room rates: $184 plus taxReserve your hotel room now
Monday September 17, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Exhibitor Setup
Tuesday September 18, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Trade Show Open
Wednesday September 19, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Trade Show Open