CONNECTICUT VEGETABLE AND SMALL FRUIT GROWERS’ CONFERENCE

 Thursday, January 22, 2004
 Tolland County Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Avenue (Route 30), Vernon, CT
Sponsored by: University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System & Plant Science Dept.

8:15-9:00 Registration $20 at the door (lunch & coffee/donuts included as a 4-H Club benefit) Trade Show

Morning Moderator - Lorraine Los, University of Connecticut

9:00 AM Welcome - Mary Musgrave, Department Head, Department of Plant Science, University of Connecticut

9:05  Perimeter Trap Cropping for Cucumbers, Jude Boucher, University of Connecticut

9:30  Management of Weevils & White Grubs in Strawberries and Blueberries, Richard Cowles, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

10:00  High Tunnels for the Production of Horticultural Crops, Bill Lamont, Penn State University

10:45-11:00 Break (Coffee and donuts/Trade Show)

11:00  Growing Raspberries in the Greenhouse at Woodstock Orchards, Doug Young, Woodstock Orchards, Woodstock, CT

11:15  Mechanical Weed Control Tools,  Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont

11:45  Growing and Marketing Niche Ethnic Crops, Frank Mangan, University of Massachusetts
 
12:15-1:15 Lunch break/Trade Show (Lunch included in registration fee as a 4-H Club benefit)

Afternoon moderator - Jude Boucher, University of Connecticut

1:15  Farmer Innovations in Cover Cropping Systems, Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont

1:45  How do I get Some of My Land Certified Organic, Rob Durgy, University of Connecticut

2:00  Plectosporium Blight and Other Diseases of Cucurbits, Rob Wick, University of Massachusetts

2:30  Greenhouse Tomato Cultivar Trials in Connecticut 1999-2002, Martin Gent, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

3:00  Interpreting Pre-sidedress Nitrogen Test (PSNT) Recommendations for Sweet Corn in a Wet Year.  Tom Morris, University of Connecticut

3:30  3.0+? Re-certification Credits (actual number pending DEP approval).

Directions: Take Exit 67 off I-84.  Take Route 31 north to junction of Route 30 at first traffic light.  Turn right on to Route 30.
Tolland County Ag Center is on right just after Rockville Savings Bank.

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