Horticulturists and biological systems engineers from nine universities including Rutgers University, University of New Hampshire, Purdue University, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State University, Cornell University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Connecticut and the University of Maryland, met at the Hyatt Place in Lincoln for their annual multistate meeting, June 29–30.
The group, NE-1335 Resource Management in Commercial Greenhouse Production, was welcomed by University of Nebraska–Lincoln IANR Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm June 29. The meeting was chaired by Rosa Raudales, University of Connecticut assistant professor of horticulture and greenhouse extension specialist. University of Maryland College Park Associate Dean for Research and Associate Director of Maryland Agriculture Experiment Station, Adel Shirmohammadi, who is also the technical adviser to the group, discussed the project renewal process including future industry-related needs. Stations reports and a discussion of current joint publications, completed the day. Notes were taken by group secretary Neil Mattson, Cornell University associate professor of the School of Integrative Plant Science Section of Horticulture.
On Friday, June 30, the group toured the Nebraska Innovation Campus Greenhouse’s Lemnatec 3D High Throughput Scanalyzer and the Nebraska Innovation Studio (makerspace.) They also had guided tours of LI-COR in Lincoln, the Conservatory at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, and the Lied Jungle and Desert Dome at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
The meeting was hosted by Nebraska professors Ellen Paparozzi, agronomy and horticulture, and George Meyer, biological systems engineering. Agronomy and horticulture events coordinator, Wendy Morrissey, coordinated the venue.