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NEVBGA & Cooperative Extension 596th Growers' Meeting

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Event date/time: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Event location: 
Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge

There is a $20 registration fee, which is waived for members of NEV&BGA.

Lunch buffet is an additional $20.


To register, please RSVP to 978-423-6694 or by January 27, or visit our Eventbrite page:


8:30     Registration  

9:00     New England Vegetable Management Guide update- Lisa McKeag UMass Extension Vegetable Program

9:45     New England Small Fruit Management Guide- Sonia Schloemann Umass Extension Fruit Program

10:00   Biopesticides- Anissa Poleatewich, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Plant Pathology and Host-Microbe Interactions University of New Hampshire

10:45   Weed Control Methods Between Plastic- Grower Panel

11:30   Crop Insurance UpdateTom Smiarowski & Paul Russell, University of Massachusetts Extension Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education

Noon   Lunch buffet, $20. To reserve a lunch, please contact the Secretary, Chris Grant at (978) 423-6694 or If you order lunch and cannot attend, please call to cancel. We will have to bill you for unpaid meals. 

1:00     NEVBGA Business Meeting & Elections

1:30     2017, Melon, Butternut Squash, Sweet Corn and Strawberry Evaluations - David Handley UMaine

2:15     Incorporating hydroponics into your vegetable operation - Chris Grant, Grant Family Farm

2:45     Soil & Tissue Sampling: What to do with results - Jim Mussoni, Mussoni IPM                

3:30     Boston Area Gleaners

4:00     Adjourn 


Commercial members are welcome to put up table-top displays. 

**This meeting has been approved for 3 pesticide recertification credits**

Co-sponsored by the UMass Extension Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program

Contact's name: 
Chris Grant
Contact's phone: 
Contact's email: 
99 Park Street
Hudson, MA 01749
99 Park Street Hudson MA