Schedule of Events

Increasing Profits Virtual Conference - NM

Times, sessions and speakers are subject to change.

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Welcome Remarks
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Can Substrates Offer Savings?

With abundant supplies of raw materials for making nursery substrates (bark), there often aren't cost savings to be found/had for growers when it comes to purchasing their growing media. However, that has not always been the case. There are however some ideas to consider that might can positively affect your bottom line!

Can new or different substrates reduce production time of certain crops? Reduce propagation times of your crops? Are you storing and handling substrates at your operation and if so, do you know what that is costing you? Are there potential cost savings for buying pre-mixed substrates compared to making/blending your own? Are there new substrates currently on the market that could offer savings to your operation?

What options do you have IF current bark supplies decrease become limited or restricted, transportation costs prevent you from trucking in your existing substrates from far away, etc. Research has some solutions that can step in and fill the gap if ever needed.

12:15 PM – 12:25 PM
Sponsor Presentation
Sponsored By
12:25 PM – 1:25 PM
Reducing Weed Management Costs

Join us for Chris’ step-by-step guide on how you can develop an annual pre-emergence herbicide rotation for your operation based on your own available labor, plants and nursery setup.

Chris will also share results of his extensive trials for herbicide efficacy and safety.

He’ll present tips and tricks he’s gleaned both from research trials and from one-on-one grower visits who’ve shared their weed management successes. His extension program at the University of Florida led to the creation of custom weed management protocols which can help growers reduce pesticide over-application and overall weed management costs by more than 30 percent!

1:25 PM – 1:35 PM
Sponsor Presentation
Sponsored By
1:35 PM – 2:35 PM
Irrigation Management to Improve Growth, Conserve Water, and Increase Profits
2:35 PM – 2:45 PM
Closing Comments/Wrap-Up