2017 Greenhouse and Nursery Regulatory Compliance Workshop

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Greenhouse and Nursery Regulatory Compliance Workshop


December 1, 2017

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lunch is included.


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



8:30 am Registration check-in begins
9:00 am Gold Star Esperanza… Trouble in Paradise.
The history of Tecoma stans ‘Gold Star’ introduction and explain the troubles related to inferior clones in the trade
Greg Grant, Smith County Horticulturalist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
10:00 am Pesticides: Exposure, Health Effects, and Safety Education
Dr. Shaadi Khademi, MD and Dr. Vanessa Casanova, PhD, UT Health Northeast, Dept. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine & The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education
11:00 am Break
11:15 am How to Comply with the WPS Revisions
Katherine Newton, Pesticide Inspector, TDA
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Integrated Pest Management for Greenhouse and Nursery
Dr. Steve Arthurs, Dept. of Entomology, Texas A&M
2:00 pm Water U Doing for Texas Horticulture?
Daniel Cunningham, Dept. of Horticulture, Texas A&M
3:00 pm Adjourn

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

$25, which includes:

  • 5 CEUs (1 L&R, 1 IPM, 3 General)
  • Lunch

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



  • BioWorks
  • Syngenta
  • Dow
  • ICL Fertilizers
  • Helena Chemical Company
  • OHP Inc.
  • NuFarm
  • KBW Supply
  • BWI

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