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Commercial Horticulture Webinar Archive

The Commercial Horticulture Extension Team conducts a monthly webinar on the last Monday of each month. Below are the recording from all webinars from 2016. You can also signup for the IPM Communicator newsletter to receive monthly updates about the webinar series. To watch future webinars online in real time, visit this webpage. For feedback or suggestion, please email bugdoctor@auburn.edu. Thank you for your support.

Irrigation

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.

Irrigation Updates. Speakers: Anis Bouselmi, James Miles. September 26, 2016 (20 min).

Conservation Farming Systems

Cover crops. Speaker: Dr. Kip Balkcom, USDA-ARS National Soil Dynamics Lab., Auburn, AL.September 13, 2016 (22 min).

Greenhouse Crop Production

Potting media for nurseries and greenhouses. Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Ext. Horticulturist - Commercial Greenhouse and Nursery. March 27, 2017 (22 min).

Nursery and greenhouse updates. Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Ext. Horticulturist - Commercial Greenhouse and Nursery. October 31, 2016 (20 min).

Greenhouse vegetable production updates. Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Ext. Horticulturist - Commercial Greenhouse and Nursery.March 28, 2016 (25 min).

Plant Disease Management

Plant diagnostic lab updates.Speaker: Dr. Kassie Conner, Extension Plant Pathologist. June 27, 2016 (15 min).

Disease identification and management in high tunnel systems. Speaker: Dr. Ed Sikora, Extension Plant Pathologist.February 29, 2016 (30 min).

Insect Pest Management

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).

Organic insecticide rotations for producers. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist. October 31, 2016 (10 min).

Fall armyworm management in sport fields and sod farms. Speaker: Dr. David Han, Extension Turfgrass Specialist. August 29, 2016 (15 min).

Beware of the yellow margined leaf beetle in crucifer crops! Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar (Dr. A), Extension Entomologist. August 29, 2016 (12 min).

Insect pest monitoring report. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar (Dr. A), Extension Entomologist. July 25, 2016 (10 min).

Spotted wing drosophila update and quarantine updates for citrus and nursery. Speakers: Dr. Elina Coneva, Extension Specialist and Christel Harden, USDA. May 23, 2016 (15 min).

Managing fire ants around fruits and vegetables. Speaker: Dr. Chip East, Regional Ext. Agent. April 25, 2016 (20 min).

Vegetable insect pest (focus on crucifer crops) and disease updates. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar (Dr. A) and Kassie Conner, Extension Specialists. April 25, 2016 (10 min).

Conventional vegetable insecticide updates. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar (Dr. A), Extension Entomologist. March 28, 2016 (13 min).

Don't let the insects eat your vegetables. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar (Dr. A), Extension Entomologist. Click here for the website and to access the webinar recording. February 5, 2016 (45 min).

Weed Management

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).

Weed control in vegetables. Speaker: Dr. Joyce Ducar, Extension Weed Specialist. July 25, 2016 (15 min).

Fruit Production

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).

Citrus types and varieties for Alabama. Speaker: Dr. Edgar Vinson, Extension Horticulturist. November 28, 2016 (20 min).

Fruit tree grafting techniques. Speaker: Doug Chapman, Regional Extension Agent. June 27, 2016 (15 min).

Agribusiness Management

Gleaning/charitable donations. Speaker: Kevin Burkett, Regional Extension Agent. May 22, 2017 (17 min).

Creating a balance sheet. Speaker: Kevin Burkett, Regional Extension Agent. August 29, 2016 (15 min).

Educational Resources for Beginning and Experienced Producers

Commercial horticulture educational program resources. Speaker: Mike Reeves, Regional Extension Agent. January 30, 2017.

Turf Management

Turf grass updates- armyworms, diseases, and more. Speaker: Dave Han, Extension Specialist. August 28, 2017.

Pesticide Regulations

New EPA certification and training regulations. Speaker: Sonja Thomas, Extension Specialist. August 28, 2017.