Extension hosts greenhouse workshop

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BURTON, Ohio – The Ohio State University Extension of Geauga County will offer a workshop for all types of growers and producers interested in learning how raise healthy plants in a greenhouse.

The program will be held Nov. 18, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the program starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

This workshop will focus on plant diseases, their control and the use of proper cultural practices to optimize plant growth.

Topics. Jim Chatfield, District Specialist-Plant Pathology, OSU Extension, will help attendees to understand many greenhouse diseases and how growers can avoid them or learn how to minimize their detrimental effects on plants.

Erik Draper, Commercial Horticulture Agent, OSU Extension, Geauga County will discuss pots and potting mixes, irrigation, fertilizers and the effect of temperature in the greenhouse.

This workshop will be held in the OSU Extension Office classroom, in the Patterson Center located on the Geauga County Fairgrounds, in Burton, Ohio.

Cost. The cost for this workshop is $20, which includes lunch and all handouts. This program can also re-certify or provide three hours of Ohio Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator license credit for category 6-Greenhouse crops.

Registration. Call the Ohio State University Extension Office in Geauga County for more information at 440-834-4656.

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