Greenhouse Short Course to Be Held at Reiman Gardens

Cutting edge greenhouse information and re-certification for commercial pesticide applicators

September 2, 2022, 12:48 pm | Dan Fillius

AMES, Iowa – The seventh annual Greenhouse Short Course, set to be held Sept. 15th at Reiman Gardens, offers greenhouse growers cutting edge information on greenhouse crop production as well as the opportunity to be re-certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. Registration is open to all greenhouse growers, including commercial, public and research sectors.

“It’s always a great event with high quality speakers from around the nation,” explained Dan Fillius, commercial horticulture specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Certified commercial pesticide applicators who attend can also be eligible for pesticide license recertification.”

Inside of a greenhouse, by short course will cover a variety of topics including coleus production, greenhouse irrigation, pesticide usage and safety and successful implementation of biological controls, among others.

Several industry professionals will be speaking at the event, including Brian Krug, technical lead, Syngenta Flowers; Brian Whipker, professor, commercial floriculture production, North Carolina State University; Ray Cloyd, professor, entomology, Kansas State University; and Evan Alderman, program specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Program, Iowa State University. Iowa State University associate professor of horticulture Chris Currey will wrap up the event. A complete itinerary is available online.

Registration prior to midnight Sept. 8 is $70, while late registration prior to midnight Sept. 12 is $85. Registration includes lunch, refreshment breaks and course materials, and will be capped at 120. Pre-registration is required to attend the event. To register for the short course, visit

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has approved the Iowa State Greenhouse Short Course as a continuing instruction course for commercial pesticide applicator categories 3O and 3G for calendar year 2022. An additional fee of $35 is charged for those seeking recertification. Select this option during online registration if you are seeking recertification.

For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration please contact ANR Program Services at 515-294-6429 or

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