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Hydroponics for Floriculture Production
Welcome to the American Floral Endowment's Grow Pro Webinar Series! Throughout this series, our nationally recognized researchers, hosts, and speakers will offer ‘how-to’ advice based on AFE-funded and other research projects to help the industry navigate through these ever-changing growing challenges. The webinar topics are current and offer long-term opportunities for growers to focus on increased profit, greater sustainability, and improved labor efficiency. Each session includes a presentation and interactive Q&A. To see the full series calendar visit endowment.org/GrowPro.

The September 19th session of our series focuses on hydroponics for floriculture production.

Most commercial cut flower production in the United States occurs in hydroponic or soilless production systems. Dr. Chris Currey will provide an overview of hydroponics systems and substrates commonly used, as well as nutrient, irrigation, and crop considerations.

Topics will include:
• Overview of hydroponic systems and substrates available for floriculture production
• Benefits of hydroponic systems in floriculture production
• Irrigation for hydroponic substrates
• Nutrient delivery
• Crops that work well in hydroponic systems

Speaker: Dr. Chris Currey, Iowa State University
(see bio below)

Sep 19, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Chris Currey
Associate Professor @Iowa State University
Dr. Chris Currey is an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. His controlled environment and greenhouse crop research is focused on providing research-based best management practices to support commercial producers of ornamental and food crops to improve productivity, profitability, and sustainability using and managing light, temperature, mineral nutrition, and plant growth regulators. In his scholarship of teaching and learning, his goal is to identify effective methods to increase student confidence and success in greenhouse crop production and increase student understanding of timely and important related to greenhouse crop production, such as local food security and native plant production.