Jun 5, 2018
NEGC Announces Keynote and Education

The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo (NEGC) will feature Carmen Johnston as the keynote speaker as well as a number of education sessions.

Johnson, a nationally renowned garden lifestyle expert and founder of Carmen Johnston Gardens, specializes in commercial and residential landscape and garden design, and is an authority in event and wedding design. She is a Southern Living Garden Lifestyle Expert, and she regularly contributes to the magazine as well as others such as Real Simple, etc.

During this exciting session, Johnson will forecast the latest gardening trends and discuss one of the most important aspects of the business: social media.

In the ever-expanding world of digital media, to be successful, growers and retailers, alike, have to utilize social media. Not only is social media necessary from a business perspective, but it is also dictating the trends in gardening. These days, the ideas clients bring to the table are often those they have found while scrolling through Facebook or Instagram. Johnston will share the secret to social media success and illustrate how it is forecasting the future of gardening.

TheBasic Production Skills session (Nov. 7, 2018) at the NEGC will feature four presentations on the fundamentals of greenhouse production. These presentations are appropriate for new growers or experienced growers interested in learning training topics.

  • 9:00 am – Controlling Height: Chemical, cultural and environmental approaches,  Christopher J. Currey, Iowa State University
  • 10:30 am – The art and science of watering, Rosa Raudales, University of Connecticut
  • 1:30 pm – Managing the greenhouse environment: Light, temperature, carbon dioxide, and humidity, Christopher J. Currey, Iowa State University
  • 2:30 pm – Nutrient management: Fertilizers and substrates, Ryan Dickson, University of New Hampshire

The biennial Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo is co-sponsored by New England Floriculture, Inc. — a group of grower representatives from the Northeast, augmented by University and Cooperative Extension staff in each state who specialize in greenhouse crops and management.

Attendee registration will open in August. Visit www.negreenhouse.org.


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