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 November 29th session of our series focuses on flowering and forcing of perennials.
Perennials have become a popular plant among gardeners since they do not have to be replanted each year. Additionally, they offer a wide range of flower types and flowering times during the growing season. The diversity of plant materials is great for consumers but can be maddening to growers since photoperiod, cold requirements, growing medium, and nutrition differs with each type of perennial. The guidance provided by Dr. Erwin in this webinar will simplify perennial plant production.
• Categories of cultural factors for successful perennial production
• Is there a specific type of light that is needed for photoperiod control with perennials?
• The most effective way(s) for growers to remain current with perennial production
Speaker: Dr. John Erwin, University of Maryland
(see bio below)