2018 Greenhouse and Nursery Regulatory Compliance Workshop

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Greenhouse and Nursery Regulatory Compliance Workshop


November 30th, 2018

Time: 8:30 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.


Speakers topics/titles to be announced soon.

Occupational Health and Safety
Dr. Shaadi Khademi, MD, UT Health Northeast, Dept. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine & The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education

Training Resources for WPS and Staying Compliant with Laws & Regs
Ms. Katherine Newton, Pesticide Inspector (Region 2), Texas Department of Agriculture

Start Clean, Stay Clean: Strategies for Practical Preventative Measures Against Pathogenic Problems
Dr. Kevin Ong, Professor & Director of the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Texas A&M University

Pesticide Disposal – Legal and Practical Concerns
Dr. Mark Matocha, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Recent Advances in Pest Management
Erfan Vafaie, Extension Program Specialist IPM, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

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, 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 (2 L&R, 2 IPM, 1 General)
  • Lunch

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



  • BASF
  • BioWorks Inc.
  • Corteva Agiscience
  • Helena Agri Enterprises
  • ICL Specialty Fertilizers
  • Kinney Bonded Warehouse Inc.
  • Nufarm Americas
  • OHP
  • Syngenta
  • Texas Nursery and Landscape Association

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