Southern New England Vegetable Growers Meeting Series
Field Day: Winter Greens Diseases and Variety Trials
Spinach downy mildew is an emerging pest in our region, which has the potential to destroy entire plantings quickly. Expert Jim Correll of the University of Arkansas will discuss the pathogen biology, management, and share some spinach growing tips. UMass Extension has been conducting winter spinach varieties for several seasons now and we will present a summary of our findings on their growth, productivity, and downy mildew resistance, since using resistant varieties is a critical component of managing this disease effectively. We will also cover other diseases that are popping up more frequently in winter greens in recent years, including damping off, Cladosporium, and lettuce downy mildew.
1.5 pesticide recertification credits available for New England PA, 1A category. To receive pesticide credits, you must be present for the entire webinar and complete a quiz at the end of the session.
- Jim Correll, University of Arkansas
- Genevieve Higgins, UMass Extension
- Sue Scheufele, UMass Extension
- 3:30-3:35pm Welcome and Introductions - Sue Scheufele, UMass
- 3:35-4:15pm Spinach downy mildew, an emerging disease in the Northeast - Jim Correll, UAR
- 4:15-4:35pm Winter Spinach Variety Trials - Genevieve Higgins, UMass
- 4:35-4:50pm Other Common Diseases in Winter Greens - Sue Scheufele, UMass
- 4:50-5:00pm Wrap Up and General Q&A - Sue Scheufele, UMass
Join us for the other meetings in this series!
- January 14, 3:30-5pm: Pests of the Year
- February 11, 3:30-5pm: Greenhouse Seedling Production
- February 25, 3:30-5pm: High Tunnel Fertility Research Update
This series is co-sponsored by University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, and University of Massachusetts Extensions. Funding is provided in part by the UMass Extension Risk Management Program.