The Commercial Horticulture Extension Webinars aime at providing quick updates to producers and gardeners. Webinars are streamed live on the last Monday of every month (except in December) at 9 a.m. All past webinars are available here (complete listing of webinars by topic area). To provide suggestion for new topic/s, please email email@example.com or call 251-331-8416. Producers are encouraged to follow-up with presenters or a commercial horticulture regional extension agent for most recent updates. These webinars are supported by a USDA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Grant (2015-2018).
Irrigation updates for specialty crop producers. Speaker: Anis Bouselmi, Regional Extension Agent. September 25, 2017.
Microirrigation in fruit crops. Speaker: Doug Chapman, Regional Extension Agent. June 30, 2017 (10 min).
Dealing with Drought in Commercial Horticulure Crops. Speaker: Chip East, Regional Extension Agent. April 24, 2017.
Greenhouse Crop Production
Potting media for nurseries and greenhouses. Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Ext. Horticulturist - Commercial Greenhouse and Nursery. March 27, 2017 (22 min).
Using Lime in Soilless Media. Speaker: Jeremy Pickens, Ext. Horticulturist- Commercial Greenhouse and Nursery. October 30, 2017
Insect Pest Management
Spider mite management in South Carolina vegetables and strawberries. Speaker: Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, Clemson University. October 12, 2017.
Ambrosia beetles in peach production. Speaker: Dr. Edgar Vinson, Extension Specialist. July 31, 2017.
Vegetable insect pest and spider mite updates. Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist, July 31, 2017
Citrus greening detection in Alabama. Speaker: Dr. Kassie Conner, Extension Plant Pathologist. June 26, 2017 (20 min).
Vegetable IPM updates: Focus on caterpillar identification and management using pest exclusion. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist. June 30, 2017 (15 min).
Cowpea curculio biology and management updates. Speaker: Neil Kelly, Regional Extension Agent. February 27, 2017 (18 min).
Trap cropping for reducing squash insect pests. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist. January 30, 2017 (18 min).
Auxin Damage on Vegetables and Fruit Trees. Speaker: Dr. Steve Li, Extension Weed Specialist. April 24, 2017 (20 min).
Nutsedge biology, growth habit, and control. Speaker: Dr. Steve Li, Extension Weed Specialist. February 27, 2017 (18 min).
Strawberry Production Updates. North Alabama Strawberry Growers Meeting, Hartselle, AL. June 8, 2017. (2 h)
Pierce's disease resistant Vitis vinifera (European grape) selections. Speaker: Dr. Elina Coneva, Extension Horticulturist. May 22, 2017 (25 min).
Cold Damage in Early Flowering Peach. Speaker: Dr. Edgar Vinson, Extension Specialist. April 24, 2017 (15 min).
Proper planting of fruit trees. Speaker: James Miles, Regional Extension Agent. March 27, 2017 (10 min).
Gleaning/charitable donations. Speaker: Kevin Burkett, Regional Extension Agent. May 22, 2017 (17 min).
Educational Resources for Beginning and Experienced Producers
Commercial horticulture educational program resources. Speaker: Mike Reeves, Regional Extension Agent. January 30, 2017.
Commercial Horticulture Educational Resources. Speaker: Ayanava Majumdae, Extension Specialist. November 27, 2017 (15 min)
Project evaluation techniques and survey designs: Speaker: Leslie Hawley, University of Nebraska. October 12, 2017.
Turf grass updates- armyworms, diseases, and more. Speaker: Dave Han, Extension Specialist. August 28, 2017.
New EPA certification and training regulations. Speaker: Sonja Thomas, Extension Specialist. August 28, 2017.
Produce Safety Rule Coverage, Exemptions, and Highlights. Speaker: Kristin Woods, Regional Ext. Agent. October 30, 2017.
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