MFGA Summer Meeting • August 14, 2018

For Greenhouse Growers and Garden Retailers

Cavicchio Greenhouses Inc. • 110 Codjer Lane, Sudbury, Massachusetts
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 • 8:30 am–12:30pm (Lunch included)

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Come join us for our MFGA Summer Trials and Educational Program at Cavicchio Greenhouses. This year we will have a morning program that will include a presentation on the use of biological controls, where we will see, hands on, how Bio controls are used in a Poinsettia crop (1 pesticide Credit). We will also have a presentation on Perennials. Tim Anderson, Walters Gardens Inc., will talk about New and existing perennial varieties that you should be growing and offering customers. After the talks, we will tour and review the new annual varieties being grown in the enlarged Cavicchio plant trialing garden.

Take this opportunity to see how annuals and perennials are performing in the landscape and containers to help decide when selecting plant material for next season


Allied Trade Exhibit tables—come and visit with your greenhouse plant and supply vendors. Pick up the new 2019 catalogs.

8:30–9 AM Registration – At the trial garden area

9–10 AM Implementing a Successful Biocontrol Program

Kerri Stafford, Head Grower/Greenhouse Manager, Cavicchio Greenhouses and Gregory Bryant, IPM Technical specialist Bioline AgroSciences

Kerri will give a hands on walk about tour on the use of biological pest control on poinsettia and other greenhouse plants. She will highlight specific tips and techniques that have made their program successful. Together with Greg, they will discuss essential strategies and common mistakes to avoid.  (1 pesticide recertification credit)

10–11 AM Perennials “What’s New and what’s best in Perennials”

Tim Anderson, Regional Product Director, Walters Gardens Inc.,

Tim will review New Varieties and highlight the key perennials you should be selling to your customer for successful sales.

11 AM–12 PM 2019 Annual Trials: Kerri Stafford, Cavicchio Greenhouses

We will tour the annual trial gardens at Cavicchio Greenhouses and see both the new introductions for next year from many companies. This will give you a good look at the new varieties and how they perform. Plant vendors will also provide comments on these new intorductions.

12 PM Lunch is provided with registration

For more information contact: Bob Luczai via email or call 508.935.8264 or contact Geoffrey Njue via email or call 781.891.0650 x12


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