2023 Chrysanthemum Seminar

Tuesday May 9, 2023    2:00-5:00 p.m.
Delaware Department of Agriculture
2320 S. DuPont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901

This first time workshop is a great opportunity for new and established growers of chrysanthemums.


2:00 – 2:10
Welcome and DE Department of Ag Regulations, Inspections, Licensing
Jeff Brothers, DE Department of Ag

2:10 – 3:00
Mum Production Practices
Nick Flax, Ball Seed Company
Producing high-quality garden mums boils down to a few key factors: healthy inputs, appropriate crop scheduling, and diligent management of crop culture to combat in-season challenges. This presentation will cover start-to-finish production considerations, including: input selection, growing-media concerns, pinching, watering and fertility management, natural-season vs. black-cloth production, and benchmarking your mums’ progress using a start-to-finish growth management approach.

3:00 – 3:50
Chrysanthemum diseases and disease management
Jill Pollok and Morgan Oliver, University of Delaware
Common chrysanthemum diseases we see in the UD Plant Diagnostic Clinic, which diseases to be on the lookout for, and how to prevent and manage chrysanthemum diseases.

4:00 – 4:50
Chrysanthemum pests and integrated pest management
Brian Kunkel, University of Delaware
Common chrysanthemum pests and integrated pest management practices for mum production.

Cost is $15 (pay at the door with cash or check)

2 pesticide credits to DE for 03 Ornamental & Turf

2 pesticide credits to PA for core or private applicators

Register Online or call (302) 698-4500