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High Tunnel Fertility Research Update

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Event date/time: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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Southern New England Vegetable Growers Meeting Series

High Tunnel Fertility Research Update

Maintaining nutrient availability to the big, fruiting high tunnel vegetable crops is still very much an evolving science and art. There’s lots of work going on in the Northeast that focuses on maximizing production without using inadequate or excessive amounts of nutrient sources.


  • Judson Reid, Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Becky Maden, UVM Extension
  • Andy Radin, URI Extension


  • 3:30-3:35pm Welcome and Introductions - Shuresh Ghimire, UConn
  • 3:35-4:05pm The Unseen Elephant in the Room: why and how to manage calcium and pH in tunnel soils - Judson Reid, Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • 4:05-4:35pm Developing Customized Nutrient Recommendations for High Tunnel Tomatoes: how your farm practices influence crop nutrient needs - Becky Maden, University of Vermont Cooperative Extension
  • 4:35-5:50pm What is the fate of excessive nutrients applied in high tunnels? Project outline and some impressions from year 1 (of 3) - Andy Radin, URI Extension
  • 4:50-5:00pm Wrap Up and General Q&A - Shuresh Ghimire, UConn

Join us for the other meetings in this series!

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.

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Sue Scheufele
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