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Twilight Meeting: UMass Vegetable Program’s Research Tour and Pest Roundtable

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Event date/time: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Event location: 
UMass Crop Research and Education Center

POSTPONED to SEPTEMBER 12TH

Join UMass Extension educators and specialists at the UMass Crop Research and Education Center to tour our ongoing research and participate in a roundtable discussion. Research trials include: cucurbit disease management, cabbage aphid control, and nitrogen contributions from cover crops for vegetable fertility. After a field tour, we will have a roundtable discussion with UMass Extension Specialists where you can get crop or pest management questions answered over dinner! Registration is free, but please pre-register so we can order food accordingly. 3 Pesticide Credits will be available.

AGENDA:
4-4:05: Wagon ride out to the research plots.
4:05-4:20: Cabbage aphid research (Sue Scheufele)
4:25-4:45: Cucurbit downy mildew research (Sue Scheufele)
4:50-5:00: Basil fusarium research (Kelly Allen, Rob Wick)
5:05-5:25: Nitrogen from cover crops for vegetable crops (Katie Campbell-Nelson, Seedway)
5:25-5:35: Grape and cherry tomato variety trial (Levi Lilly, Vitalis Organic Seeds)
5:35-5:50: Ethnic crops production and marketing (Heriberto Godoy, Frank Mangan)
6:00: Dinner (Atkins Farm Catering) and Roundtable (Angie Maderias, UMass Plant Diagnostic Lab and others!)
 

Co-sponsored by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE) and USDA - National Institute for Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)

 

Click here to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8PY65KC

Contact's name: 
Sue Scheufele
Contact's phone: 
413-577-3976
Contact's email: 
Location: 
91 River Rd
Deerfield, MA 01373
91 River Rd Deerfield MA