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The 2016 Academy of Crop Production – June 12 - 15, 2016

The 2016 Academy of Crop Production – June 12 - 15, 2016

The Academy of Crop Production is a Southern-centric four day conference dedicated exclusively to sharing information on ADVANCED ornamental crop production and business management techniques for ornamental producers. Hosted by the University of Georgia and the Georgia Green Industry Association, at the beautiful Indigo Hotel, Athens, GA. This is not a trade show, but rather a concentrated series of classes that focus on important current issues facing growers. This program features an impressive national speaker lineup.

Speakers over the four day event will include:
Senior Technical & Research Manager – Ball Horticultural Company
Understanding Shrink: How Small Losses Along in the Production Cycle Add up to Large Profit Losses

  • Joe Albano, USDA-ARS - Managing Nutrient Runoff: Staying Ahead of Government Mandated Regulations
  • Paul Bartley, North Carolina State University - Maximizing the Efficacy of Weed Control in Container Production
  • Benjamin Campbell, University of Georgia - Foreseeing the Future: How to Predict the Future Plant Purchasing
  • Matthew Chappell, University of Georgia - CANR Container Cultivar Trials of Hydrangea, Loropetalum, Hibiscus & Gardenia
  • Margery Daughtrey, Cornell University - Downy Mildew: An Old Pathogen with Increasing Impact
  • Will Hudson, University of Georgia - Neonicotinoids: Where do We Stand?
  • Brian Jackson, North Carolina State University - Recent Advances in Engineering Soilless Substrates
  • Joyce Latimar, Virginia Tech - PGR Strategies for Outdoor Perennial Production
  • John Lea-Cox, University of Maryland - The Latest in Affordable Precision Irrigation Management Tools
  • Robert Lyons, Longwood Gardens, University of Delaware (Ret.) - Photos Sell Plants: Maximizing Web and Catalog Impact
  • Steve Newman, Colorado State University - The Philips/Colorado State University LED Partnership: Lighting the Way
  • Paul Pilon, Perennial Solutions Consulting - Fungicide Resistance: Where We Currently Stand
  • Jim Robbins, University of Arkansas - Drones in Production – Inventory Management and Stress Detection
  • Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort - What is Happening at a Federal Level that Impacts You?
  • Lloyd Traven, Peace Tree Farms - This Plant is ‘Phenomenal’: So What?
  • Marc van Iersel, University of Georgia - The Cutting Edge of LED Technology
  • Donglin Zhang, University of Georgia - Opening a Pipeline of Plants – The Asia Connection
  • Heping Zhu, USDA-ARS - Smart Sprayers: Increasing Pesticide Efficacy and Reducing Pesticide Cost

We will offer 5 - 8 credit hours of pesticide CEUs and 3 - 5 hours of ISA regional credits (depending upon state/ISA region) for Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina Tennessee and Virginia.

The Indigo Hotel Registration: Please call the hotel directly at 706-546-0430 and use hotel booking code "UGA Horticulture Commercial Agriculture". Room rate is $109.00 per night plus tax. Reduced rate deadline is May 13, 2016.

1 participant:
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  • At "Shopping Cart" review & click on "Checkout" to proceed with order

2 or more participants:
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  • At "Shopping Cart" review & click on "Continue Shopping" to register another person
  • Repeat registration process for each person
  • Once all participants are registered, please review "Shopping Cart" & then click on "Checkout" to proceed with order

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For more information, contact Matthew Chappell at or call 770-580-9715.

Stock number:Registration Fee Price:$400.00

To receive full refunds, cancellations should be made 15 business days prior to the event.