Introducing the Academy of Crop Production
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Posted by: Jennifer Addington
Introducing the Academy of Crop
GGIA has teamed up with UGA
Extension to bring you a new and unique learning opportunity developed
specifically for growers. The
Academy of Crop Production is the place you go to learn to grow.
In addition, we have
moved the GGIA Roundup event, which normally takes place in the fall,
to coincide with the academy. The reception celebrating the horticulture
industry will fittingly be held at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia on Sunday, June 12th.
This year's celebration will serve double duty as the opening reception
for the Academy of Crop Production while still offering our
membership the chance to support the work of GGIA. You won't want to
miss this year's event which will include growers from across the country who
come to Athens to learn. That's a win-win and GGIA is thrilled
to host this event and looks forward to a special evening. Registration for the Academy includes the
GGIA Annual Reception.
Be sure to stay in Athens on
Wednesday, June 15th for the UGA Trial Gardens Industry Open House presented by
Ball Horticultural Company.
So read on and start making plans to sharpen your skills at this
world class education event and mark your calendars to be sure to include the
The Indigo Hotel, Downtown Athens, Georgia
June 12 - 15, 2016
The Academy of Crop Production is a Southern-centric four-day
(family-friendly) conference dedicated 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 Hotel Indigo. This is not a trade show, but
rather a concentrated series of classes, open forums and social events that focus
on important current issues facing growers. This program features an impressive
national speaker lineup.
Speakers over the four-day event will include:
Will Healy, Senior Technical and Research Manager - Ball
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
University of Georgia - Foreseeing the Future: How to Predict the Future Plant
University of Georgia - CANR Container Cultivar Trials of Hydrangea,
Loropetalum, Hibiscus and Gardenia
Cornell University - Downy Mildew: An Old Pathogen with Increasing Impact
Will Hudson, University
of Georgia - Neonicitoids: Where do we Stand?
Brian Jackson, North
Carolina State University - Recent Advances in Engineering Soilless Substrates
Joyce Latimer, 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
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
University of Georgia - Opening a Pipeline of Plants - The Asia Connection
Heping Zhu, USDA-ARS -
Smart Sprayers: Increasing Pesticide Efficacy and Reducing Pesticide Cost
will offer 5-8 credit hours of pesticide CEUs and 3-5 hours of ISA regional
credits (depending upon state) for Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky,
Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
for the Academy of Crop Production Here: http://t.uga.edu/21R
Indigo Registrations: Please call the hotel directly at (706) 546-0430 and use
hotel booking code 'UGA Horticulture Commercial Agriculture'. Room Rate:
$109.00 (night). Reduced rate deadline 5/13/2016.
To register for the GGIA Annual Reception or to
inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call the GGIA office at