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Perennial Production for Beginners
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Thinking about growing some perennials to sell? Maybe you already have some perennials in production and you need information to improve your production system. Join us for an educational day with a Penn State expert! We will discuss start-up considerations and productions basics. Learn what is working well for other growers, and find out what new plants are out there. Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 6

2/7/2014
When: February 7, 2014
9:30 AM
Where: Penn State Extension Allegheny County
400 N. Lexington Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15208
United States
Contact: Sandy Feather
412-473-2540

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Thinking about growing some perennials to sell? Maybe you already have some perennials in production and you need information to improve your production system. Join us for an educational day with a Penn State expert!

We will discuss start-up considerations and productions basics. Learn what is working well for other growers, and find out what new plants are out there.  Explore start-up costs, budgets and pricing potential to help you decide which crops will make money and fit your market niche.

 

You will be instructed on setting up a production facility; Plug vs. seed production; Choosing potting media; Irrigation; Fertility; Pest management; and Overwintering

Presenter Dr. Rob Berghage from the Penn State Plant Science Department specializes in cultivar performance and selection, and greenhouse crops and pest management. He teaches courses on plant propagation, herbaceous plant identification and use, and greenhouse crop production and management.

 

For more information and to register click here:  Perennial Production for Beginners

This course qualifies for 4 PCH CEUs.

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