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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 Updates

Irrigation systems for fruit and vegetable crops. Speaker: Anis Bouselmi, Regional Extension Agent. September 24, 2018 (13 min).

Fertigation. Speakers: Chip East (Regional Extension Agent) and Dr. Joe Kemble (Professor and Extension Specialist - Vegetable Crops). March 26, 2018 (15 min).

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).

Aquaponics & Greenhouse Crop Production

Considerations in aquaponics. Speaker: Dr. Daniel Wells, Assistant Professor - Horticulture Department. November 26, 2018 (46 min).

Planting demonstration. Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Extension Specialist - Greenhouse and Nursery Crops. October 29, 2018 (10 min).

Application efficiency of granular preemergents in container nurseries. Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Extension Specialist - Greenhouse and Nursery Crops. July 30, 2018.

Using Lime in Soilless Media. Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Extension Specialist - Greenhouse and Nursery Crops. October 30, 2017 (15 min).

Potting media for nurseries and greenhouses. Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Extension Specialist - Greenhouse and Nursery Crops. March 27, 2017 (22 min).

Nursery and greenhouse updates. Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Extension Specialist - Greenhouse and Nursery Crops. October 31, 2016 (20 min).

Greenhouse vegetable production updates. Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Extension Specialist - Greenhouse and Nursery Crops.March 28, 2016 (25 min).

Plant Disease Management

Plant diagnostic lab updates. Speaker: Dr. Kassie Conner, Extension Specialist - Plant Pathology. September 24, 2018 (23 min).

Identification, epidemiology, and management of bacterial spot on tomato and pepper. Speaker: Dr. Ed Sikora, Extension Specialist and Professor - Plant Pathology. May 21, 2018 (15 min).

Update on citrus pathogens. Speaker: Dr. Kassie Conner, Extension Specialist - Plant Pathology. February 19, 2018 (15 min).

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

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

Insect Pest Management

Update on the status of yellowmargined leaf beetle in brassicas. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist - Vegetable Entomology. August 27, 2018 (23 min).

Vegetable Insect Pest Monitoring Project Update. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist - Vegetable Entomology. June 25, 2018 (19 min).

Conventional and organic insecticides for cucurbit crops. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist - Vegetable Entomology. April 30, 2018 (24 min).

Conventional and organic insecticides for tomato and pepper production. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist - Vegetable Entomology. March 26, 2018.

Spider mite management in South Carolina vegetables and strawberries. Speaker: Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, formerly at Clemson University. October 12, 2017.

Ambrosia beetles in peach production. Speaker: Dr. Edgar Vinson, Extension Specialist - Fruit Production. July 31, 2017.

Vegetable insect pest and spider mite updates. Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist - Vegetable Entomology, July 31, 2017

Citrus greening detection in Alabama. Speaker: Dr. Kassie Conner, Extension Specialist - Plant Pathology. June 26, 2017 (20 min).

Vegetable IPM updates: Focus on caterpillar identification and management using pest exclusion. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist - Vegetable Production. 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 - Vegetable Entomology. January 30, 2017 (18 min).

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

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

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

Insect pest monitoring report. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist - Vegetable Entomology. July 25, 2016 (10 min).

Spotted wing drosophila update and quarantine updates for citrus and nursery. Speakers: Dr. Elina Coneva, Extension Specialist - Fruit Production, 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 and Dr. Kassie Conner, Extension Specialists. April 25, 2016 (10 min).

Conventional vegetable insecticide updates. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist - Vegetable Entomology. March 28, 2016 (13 min).

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

Weed Management

Weed management practices in cucurbits. Speaker: Dr. Steve Li, Extension Specialist - Weed Science. September 24, 2018 (23 min).

Weed control updates in Solanaceous Crops (tomato/pepper). Speaker: Dr. Steve Li, Extension Specialist - Weed Science. June 25, 2018 (22 min).

Auxin Damage on Vegetables and Fruit Trees. Speaker: Dr. Steve Li, Extension Specialist - Weed Science. April 24, 2017 (20 min).

Nutsedge biology, growth habit, and control. Speaker: Dr. Steve Li, Extension Specialist - Weed Science. February 27, 2017 (18 min).

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

Fruit Production

Status of peach varieties after several low temperature weather events during flowering. Speaker: Dr. Edgar Vinson, Extension Specialist - Fruit Production. July 30, 2018 (19 min).

Pecan propagation. Speaker: Doug Chapman, Regional Extension Agent. May 21, 2018 (16 min).

Fire Blight Resistant Apple Rootstock Trial in Alabama. Speaker: Dr. Elina Coneva, Extension Specialist - Fruit Production. January 16, 2018 (35 min).

High Density Peach Orchard Systems Research Trial in Alabama. Speaker: Dr. Elina Coneva, Extension Specialist - Fruit Production. June 25, 2018 (19 min).

Dynamic Model for Chill Estimation In Fruit Crops. Speaker: Dr. Edgar Vinson, Extension Specialist - Fruit Production. January 16, 2018 (20 min).

Strawberry Production Updates. North Alabama Strawberry Growers Meeting Recording, Hartselle, AL. June 8, 2017. (2 h)

Pierce's disease resistant Vitis vinifera (European grape) selections. Speaker: Dr. Elina Coneva, Extension Specialist - Fruit Production. May 22, 2017 (25 min).

Cold Damage in Early Flowering Peach. Speaker: Dr. Edgar Vinson, Extension Specialist - Fruit Production. 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 Specialist - Fruit Production. November 28, 2016 (20 min).

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

Vegetable Production

Top 10 BMPs for successful cole crop production. Speaker: Dr. Joe Kemble, Professor and Extension Specialist - Vegetable Crops. September 24, 2018 (21 min).

New pumpkin varieties for Alabama. Speaker: Dr. Joe Kemble, Professor and Extension Specialist - Vegetable Crops. April 30, 2018 (15 min).

Agribusiness Management

Contracting for pollination services. Speaker: Dr. Brittney Goodrich, Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor - Agriculture Economics.

Access to land and capital for beginning farmers. Speaker: Jessica Kelton, Regional Extension Agent. July 30, 2018.

Green Industry Jobs Program. Speaker: Bethany O'Rear, Regional Extension Agent. May 21, 2018 (12 min).

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - How does it affect farmers? Speaker: Kevin Burkett, Regional Extension Agent. April 30, 2018 (19 min).

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).

Turfgrass

Preparing turfgrass for winter. Speaker: Dr. Dave Han, Extension Specialist - Turfgrass. August 27, 2018 (23 min).

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

Pesticide Regulations

New EPA certification and training regulations. Speaker: Dr. Sonja Thomas, Extension Specialist - Alabama Pesticide Education Program. August 28, 2017.

Food Safety

Produce safety rule update. Speaker: Dr. Kristin Woods, Regional Extension Agent. August 27, 2018 (12 min).

Produce Safety Rule Coverage, Exemptions, and Highlights. Speaker: Dr. Kristin Woods, Regional Extension Agent. October 30, 2017.

Educational Resources for Beginning and Experienced Producers

Alabama Beginning Farmer Program Resource Updates. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist and Beginning Farmer Program Coordinator. November 26, 2018 (10 min).

Updates on educational resources for specialty crop producers. Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Specialist and Beginning Farmer Program Coordinator. November 27, 2017 (15 min).

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

Evaluation Training (For Educators)

Project evaluation techniques and survey designs. Speaker: Dr. Leslie Hawley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. October 12, 2017.