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Presentations and Proceedings

Growing Over to the Dark Side: Building a Successful Enterprise with Winter Vegetable Production and Sales, UMass/UConn/CISA/SEL-sponsored program

Sturbridge, MA. March 6, 2014

Skip Paul, Wishingstone Farm, Little Compton, RI
Slideshow: Winter Greens Production: Building a Context for Being a Winter Grower download pdf

Jeremy Barker-Plotkin, Simple Gifts Farm, Amherst, MA
Slideshow: Winter Production and Marketing download pdf

Andre Cantelmo, Heron Pond Farm, South Hampton, NH
Slideshow: Establishing Great Direct Seeded Plant Stand for Winter Growing download pdf
Slideshow: Winter Slideshow download pdf


Engineering Storage Facilities for Winter Vegetable Crops, UConn/UMass sponsored program

Windsor, CT. February 20, 2014

Ben Weil, Faculty & Luke Doody, graduate student, UMass Building & Construction Technology
Slideshow: Low-cost ways to provide optimal storage conditions for a variety of commonly stored vegetable crops, with a focus on energy saving technologies that control humidity, temperature and ventilation.  download pdf

Ruth Hazzard, UMASS Extension
Slideshow: Results of SARE—funded winter storage study for maintaining quality in carrots. download pdf

Rob Johanson, Goranson Farm, Dresden, Maine
Slideshow: Retrofitting an existing building to store winter vegetables and utilize exhaust heat from a cooler compressor to heat separate winter squash and onion storage rooms. download pdf

Laura Tangerini, Tangerini Spring Street Farm, Millis, MA
Slideshow: Construction and engineering of 3 tandem earth—bermed storage facilities to provide separate temperature and humidity conditions for winter vegetables. download pdf


Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Hershey, PA. January 30,  2014

Ruth Hazzard, University of Massachusetts Extension
Slideshow: Extending Vegetable Harvest and Sales Using Tunnels, Row Covers and Winter Storage: An Overview of How New England Growers are Riding the ‘Buy Local’ Wave through the Winter download pdf

Proceedings: Extending Vegetable Harvest and Sales Using Tunnels, Row Covers and Winter Storage: An Overview of How New England Growers are Riding the ‘Buy Local’ Wave through the Winter download pdf


New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference

Manchester, NH. December 17-19, 2013

Amanda Brown, UMass Extension
Slideshow: Carrots for Winter Sales: Varieties, Planting Dates and Post-Harvest Care download pdf
Proceedings: Carrots for Winter Sales: Varieties, Planting Dates and Post-Harvest Care download pdf

Ruth Hazzard, UMass Extension
Slideshow: From Field to Storage: High Quality Carrots download pdf
Proceedings: From Field to Storage: High Quality Carrots download pdf


NOFA Summer Conference

Amherst, MA. August 1, 2013

Luke Doody, UMass Building Sciences
Slideshow: Meeting Needs of Vegetables for Winter Storage: Crop Storage Facilities download pdf


New England Vegetable and Fruit Conference: Postharvest & Storage

Manchester, NH. December 14, 2011

Stephen Belyea, Maine Department of Agriculture
Slideshow: Engineering Winter Storage for Vegetable Crops download pdf


Winter Growers Meeting

December 2010

Ruth Hazzard, UMass Vegetable Program
Slideshow: Maintaining Quality of Winter Vegetables in Storage download pdf