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Regional cut flower growers meeting


March 14, 2012
By ASCFG

March 14, 2012, Amherst, MA, U.S. — The Association of Specialty Cut
Flower Growers (ASCFG) will hold its 2012 northeast regional meeting
here on Monday, March 26.

March 14, 2012, Amherst, MA, U.S. — The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) will hold its 2012 northeast regional meeting here on Monday, March 26. This meeting will bring together cut flower growers from New England and across the Northeast.

The morning session will include a tour of lily production at Montgomery Rose in North Hadley, as well as a workshop on tractor tools. Other workshops will cover tool sharpening skills, body mechanics and injury prevention.
 
 An afternoon tour of Andrew’s Greenhouse will feature a pest management system that uses biological control. Tina Smith of UMass extension will provide an update on hoophouse pest management.

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Click here for the complete program and registration information, or call 440-774-2887.

The ASCFG is a non-profit trade association that provides production and marketing information to cut flower growers across North America.


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