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Virtual Twilight Meetings

Upcoming virtual twilight meetings will be posted on our Upcoming Events page.

Past Meetings

To view recordings of past calls, click the linked titles below.

Agricultural Water Series

Southern New England Vegetable Growers' Webinar Series

Hosted by UConn, UMass, and URI Extensions

  • January 14, 2021 - Pests of the Year
    A presentation of several of the prevalent and emerging pests of vegetable crops in the 2020 growing season. Ann Hazelrigg (UVM Extension) presents on tomato diseases, Andre Alyokhin (UMaine) presents on Colorado potato beetle, and Ethan Grundberg (Cornell Cooperative Extension) presents on allium leafminer.
  • January 28, 2021 - Virtual Winter Greens Field Day
    This webinar focused mainly on spinach downy mildew, with presentations by Jim Correll and Kelley Clark of the Univeristy of Arkansas on US spinach production and the epidemiology of spinach downy mildew, and by Genevieve Higgins of the UMass Extension Vegetable Program on winter high tunnel spinach variety trials. Slides from Sue Scheufele, UMass Extension Vegetable Program, on other diseases and insect pests of winter greens, are available below.
    Slides: Other Issues in Winter Greens
    Q&A: Spinach Field Day
  • February 11, 2021 - Greenhouse Seedling Production
    Rosa Raudales of UConn and Andy Radin of URI discuss greenhouse seedling production, including factors to consider when applying nutrients, irrigation water chlorination, plug cell sizes, and compost-based potting media. Part 3 of the 2021 Southern New England Vegetable Growers' Webinar Series, hosted by the Universities of CT, MA, and RI Extensions. Moderated by Shuresh Ghimire, UConn Extension.
  • February 26, 2021 - High Tunnel Fertility Research Update
    A presentation of high tunnel fertility topics, including several ongoing research trials. Judson Reid of Cornell Cooperative Extension presents on calcium and pH in high tunnel soils, Becky Maden of UVM Extension presents on developing a customized nutrient management for a high tunnel, and Andy Radin of URI Extension presents on the fate of excess nutrients in high tunnel soils.
    Q&A: High Tunnel Fertility Research Update

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