Back to Basics for Cut Flower Nerds

February 18-19 | Oberlin, Ohio

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The hotel has filled. Please see lodging suggestions below the program. 

Tuesday, February 18

7:00 a.m.   Registration – Coffee and continental breakfast

8:00 a.m.   Lilies and Other Cut Flower Bulbs – Ko Klaver, Zabo Plant
Are flower bulb breeders just using a crayon box of colors? What does it take to get a new cut flower bulb variety to the market? Ko knows!

9:00 a.m.   Marigolds – Tragorn Singhranun and Krisada Sukwiwat, AmeriSeed

10:00 a.m.  Climate Change and its Impacts on Floriculture – Aaron Wilson, Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center, Columbus, Ohio

11:00 a.m.   Greenhouses: What You Need to Know for Selecting, Heating, Cooling, and Lighting – John Dole, North Carolina State University

Noon   Lunch (included with registration) 

1:00 p.m.  Trends in the Cut Sunflower Industry: From Breeding to Selling – Jessica Cudnik, American Takii

2:00 p.m.   Plant Anatomy for Cut Flower Growers – Roger Laushman, Oberlin College

3:00 p.m.  Developing Innovative Products for Your Bouquets: What’s New in the World of Snapdragons,
Dianthus, and Stock, and How We Do It. –
Scott Rusch, BloomStudios

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.   Dinner on your own

7:00 p.m.  Around the World with Bailey Hale – How to Better Understand the International Floral Trade – Bailey Hale, Farmer Bailey

Wednesday, February 19

7:00 a.m.   Coffee and continental breakfast

8:00 a.m.   Plant Taxonomy for Cut Flower Growers
Michael Moore, Oberlin College

9:00 a.m.   Manipulate Your Way to Success – Bailey Hale, Farmer Bailey
Learn horticultural practices to coerce your flowers into becoming their best selves. This talk will focus on cultural techniques to improve the size and quality of your cut blooms. Lisianthus and sweet pea will be featured, as well as campanula, ranunculus, stock, and many more.

10:00 a.m.   Plant Propagation
Robert Geneve, University of Kentucky

Cancellation policy:
A full refund will be paid prior to January 10, 2020; one-half refunded prior to January 31, 2020; after January 31, no refund can be made.oberlin hotel 1024x577 - Back to Basics for Cut Flower Nerds

Suggested Lodging:
The meeting will be held at The Hotel at Oberlin, a LEED Platinum-certified facility. It is located at 10 East College Street, Oberlin, Ohio (30 miles west of Cleveland Hopkins Airport). The ASCFG room block has been filled and the Hotel is sold out. You may call the Hotel at (440) 775-7001 to be placed on a waiting list.

Please consider these nearby lodging options:

Oberlin Airbnb–OH

Courtyard by Marriott
(440) 284-3000

Hampton Inn
(440) 324-7755

Airport Oberlin Shuttle service (216) 941-7433

Registration Form
February 18-19 | Oberlin, Ohio

Maximum 170 attendees