May 20, *6pm*: Grower forum on COVID-19 Marketing Adaptations
co-sponsored by UMass Extension Fruit Team
What changes have you made or are you considering for your farmstand, market, CSA, or PYO? What is working, and what still needs to be worked out? We’ll hear from a few farms who have made some of these changes, and help to answer your questions and brainstorm solutions.
Register to get the sign-in info here: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkdOygpjojG9JM5eSlxaPH3STLVzKx1lSO
May 27, 6pm: Cleaning, Sanitizing, & Disinfecting in the Era of COVID-19
There are differences among cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting that are important to understand in developing new protocols for your farm during the pandemic and in general for routine sanitation. We will cover the basic principles behind these terms and discuss what we know (and don’t know) so far about how to apply them on your farm this season.
- June 10, 6pm: Greenhouse Fertigation with Judson Reid from Cornell Cooperative Extension
Greenhouse growing, whether for transplants, potted plants or those grown to maturity; requires precision management of pH and nutrient levels. How can we achieve a known level of parts per million of nitrogen? How much acid is required to achieve optimal irrigation water pH? Is this possible with organic or conventional inputs? In this workshop we’ll do our best to explore these questions.