Plantcare Workshop January 14, 2016!

cropped-hort_class-1920s.jpgInterested in keeping up to date on research plant care?

We’ve set the date for our next Plant Care Workshop! Join us Thursday, January 14, 2016. We’ve added a few things including hands-on demonstrations. There is no fee for this event, but you must be registered to attend. Registration will begin on December 7th, but space is limited so signup right away.

Register here for January 14, 2016

Session topics and instructors include

  • Intro to UW Plant Growth Facilities (Johanna Oosterwyk: DC Smith Greenhouse)
  • Plant Biosecurity Training (Carrie Smith: UW Office of Biological Safety)
  • Pest ID & Management (Deena Patterson: Walnut Street Greenhouse)
  • Media, Water and Nutrition (Lynn Hummel and Isaac Kabera: Walnut Street Greenhouse)
  • Light and Temperature Control (Bjorn Karlsson and Jacob Schoville: UW Biotron)
  • Hands-on plant care activities, including:
    • Seed Sowing with Paul Williams (WI Fast Plants)
    • Tomato Grafting with Mo Fayyaz and Cara Streekstra (UW Botany GH and Garden)

 9:00AM to 4:00PM (includes lunch)

351 Horticulture/Moore Hall, 1575 Linden Drive

Updated Plant Biohazard Signs

After receiving feedback from users, the staff in the UW Office of Biological Safety have made some recent changes to Biohazard signs.

There are three signs that pertain to plant research:

  • BL1-P Plant Experiments Door Sign (to be used for experiments involving transgenic plants or transgenic organisms associated with plants)
  • Greenhouse Laboratory Door Sign (to be used for any greenhouse room to emphasize that it is a lab)
  • Transgenic Plant Experiment Awareness Sign (to educate others on the meaning of the transgenic plant experiment symbol)

The updated forms can be found on the EH&S webpage:

Go to the “Select a Sign or Label” dropdown to select each sign.  You can either print directly from their site or you can request for them to send you signs.

Welcome back indoors!

The end of the field research season is on the horizon. Time to head back to the classroom and the controlled environments of the various UW Plant Care Facilities.

If you haven’t been in the greenhouses before make sure to introduce yourself to the staff. It’s also a good idea to sign up for our midwinter Research Plant Care Workshop. Held each January we invite you to join us for sessions on plant needs like light, water and pest control as well as people-focused topics including greenhouse safety and tips for teaching with plants.

Stay tuned for details and a link to workshop registration later this fall!