The following links are for upcoming conferences that Hydro-Gardens would suggest you attend if you can. We feel that there will be valuable information presented at these conferences that would be of interest to growers at all stages.

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Specific Conference Information Contact Info. HGI Attending
Mar 6th – Mar 7th 2012
Jackson, MS.

Web Site:

Dr. Richard G. Snyder, Professor & Vegetable Specialist
Mississippi State University
Truck Crops Experiment Station
2024 Experiment Station Road
PO Box 231
Crystal Springs, MS 39059
(601) 892-3731   fax (601) 892-2056

The 22nd Greenhouse Tomato Short Course.

The 2012 Greenhouse Tomato Short Course will be held at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center, 1500 Raymond Lake Road, Raymond, Miss. On March 6 and 7, expert speakers will present seminars on a variety of fields relevant to the production of greenhouse tomatoes.

Special topics this year will be components of the greenhouse system, greenhouse design and engineering, alternative heating options, greenhouse irrigation, budget for greenhouse growers, updates on the latest research, plant nutrition, alternative crops, and of course the pest management workshop, which will include physiological disorders, diagnosing plant problems, plant disease identification and control, biological control, and conventional and organic pest management.

Exhibitors from across the U.S. and Canada will be available to show you their products and discuss how to use them. All aspects of production will be thoroughly covered. Plan on attending this Short Course to learn all you need to know about this crop and run a successful greenhouse business. In recent years, the Short Course attracted participants from more than 25 states and several Caribbean and Latin American countries.

The Greenhouse Tomato Short Course continues to be the best deal around! Compare this program to others that cost over $500 to register. Advance registration is $125 (use registration form in mailed packet or online with a credit card), or, if you prefer, you can pay $150 at the door, per person for the entire Short Course.

In recent years, the Short Course attracted participants from more than 20 states and several countries. Course logo

Advance registration is encouraged so that the number of meals can be estimated accurately and must be received by February 25.

The registration fee includes coffee, refreshments, several meals, all Extension publications, and some very special promotional items. All those who pre-register will also receive the latest edition of the Greenhouse Tomato Short Course cap as well as the one-of-a-kind 14-ounce tomato coffee mug.

For further information, send email to Dr. Rick Snyder at or call (601) 892-3731. Mississippi growers can contact their local Mississippi County Extension Office.

Other Information:

Funds for this project were provided through the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, USDA Specialty Crop Grant Program.

Check back frequently for updated conference information.