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Soilless Protected Food Production Systems Conference

The Oklahoma State University Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture has scheduled an all-day conference for Wednesday July 10 that will provide in-depth information from how hydroponic and aquaponics systems work to specifics on plant nutrition, leafy and fruiting crops, and pest management in a controlled environment.

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Jul 10, 2019
from 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM

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The conference will be a great opportunity for current growers to learn from specialists and commercial growers about food production in a controlled environment and will provide key information to those exploring the possibilities that soilless systems have to offer to potential new growers. Also, during the lunch-break, conference participants will have the opportunity to tour our new state-of-the-art Teaching Greenhouses on campus. Printable postcard


8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee

9:00 - 9:40 a.m. Intro to Hydroponic Systems – Dr. Bruce Dunn, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

9:40 - 10:20 a.m. Aquaponics Systems - Richard and Jackie Tyler, noah-Farms, Vian, OK

10:20 - 11:00 a.m. Plant Nutrition - Dr. Kimberly Williams, Kansas State University

11:00 - 11:40 a.m. Lettuce/Leafy Crops Production - Dr. Stacy Tollefson, University of Arizona

Lunch 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Optional Tour of OSU’s New Greenhouse Learning Center

1:00 - 1:40 p.m. Organic Verses Conventional - Dr. Kimberly Williams

1:40 - 2:20 p.m. Disease Management - Dr. John Damicone, Oklahoma State University

2:20 - 3:00 p.m. Insects Management – Dr. Eric Rebek, Oklahoma State University

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15 - 3:55 p.m. Tomatoes (Variety of fruiting vegetables) - Dr. Stacy Tollefson

3:55 - 4:35 p.m. Business Marketing/Economics - Richard and Jackie Tyler

4:35 - 5:30 p.m.   Informal discussion with speakers


Room 201
Food and Agricultural Products Center
Oklahoma State University


  • $40.00 per person  /  Deadline: July 3, 2019
  • Registration includes lunch and breaks
  • Register On-line / Registration is limited to the first 80 registrants.


  • Preferred Parking: From Hall of Fame, turn south onto Monroe Street and park in Lot 31 on the east (left) side of Monroe. If Lot 31 is full go west on Farm Road, turn right on Lincoln to reach Lot 50.