2016 Greenhouse and Nursery Regulatory Compliance Workshop

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Greenhouse and Nursery Regulatory Compliance Workshop


November 18, 2016

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lunch is included.


Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center,
1710 FM 3053 N, Overton, TX


In addition to running an efficient and profitable business, it is imperative that you comply with Texas Department of Agriculture, Worker Protection Safety, and Occupational Safety and Health regulations. Complying with these regulations help keep yourself, your employees, and the environment safe from potential hazards. Non-compliance can result in some hefty fines, in some cases enough fines to run someone out of business!

Make sure you are aware of current compliance regulations and how to stay on top of them. This workshop will feature a current TDA auditor and an AgriLife employee who works with and trains auditors.



8:00 am Registration check in begins
8:20 am General IPM and New Invasives
Erfan Vafaie
9:20 am Top Performers and the People’s Choice Awards in the Overton Trials plus Texas Superstars 2017
Dr. Brent Pemberton
10:20 am Break
10:35 am New and old pathogens to watch out for: Integrated Disease Management Strategies
Dr. Kevin Ong
11:40 am Lunch
12:20 pm New EPA, WPS, and OSHA regulations
Dr. Mark Matocha
1:30 pm New TDA regulation and what to expect during an audit
Mr. Mark Evans
2:30 pm Q & A

This workshop is specifically designed for greenhouse ornamental and nursery growers, although some of the material may apply to greenhouse or outdoor vegetable growers, forage growers, and orchards.


Some of the most influential growers in East Texas considered this to be a great need for the industry and prioritized this program. Some of the growers in East Texas have already faced some large fines and “nightmares”, and would like their fellow industry-people to avoid the same fate.

Registration Fee

$20, which includes:

  • 5 CEUs (pending TDA approval)
  • Lunch

*Bring your applicator license to the meeting to register for CEUs.



  • Helena Chemical Company
  • KBW Supply
  • OHP
  • BioWorks
  • Syngenta
  • TNLA
  • ICL Fertilizers
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • Dow
  • NuFarm

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