University of Vermont Extension


March 14, 2007

Sponsored in part by USDA Risk Management Agency

DoubleTree Hotel, Burlington, Vermont

From I-89 take Exit 14E onto Route 2 East. Go straight through traffic light, the hotel is approximately 1/10 of a mile on the right.

Overnight room rate is $93. Call 802-658-0250.

8:30     Registration and Coffee

9:00   Update on greenhouse tomato production practices in Quebec - Andre Carrier, Horticulture Specialist, Quebec Ministry of Agriculture

10:30  Break

10:45 Best management practices for biocontrol of greenhouse tomato pests - Les Shipp, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

11:30 Grafting tomatoes, hands-on session - Experienced grafters mentor beginners with live plants (provided).

12:00 Lunch – included in registration fee

1:00  Greenhouse tomato diseases and their management - Ann Hazelrigg, University of Vermont Extension

1:45  Bees, a new way to deliver microbes for pest control and disease suppression - Les Shipp, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

2:15  Grower Panel - innovative greenhouse practices

            Skip Paul, Wishingstone Farm, Little Compton RI
            Mike Collins, Old Athens Farm, Westminster VT
            Dave Colson, New Leaf Farm, Durham, ME

3:00 Questions, answers, discussion

3:30  Adjourn

This meeting is worth 4 Credits for Private Applicators and Commercial applicators in categories 1A and 10.

$30 pre-registration per person includes lunch.  Pre-registrations must be received by March 12. At-the-door registration will be $40 per person.

Send check to ‘UVM Extension’ c/o Vern Grubinger, 11 University Way, Brattleboro VT 05301-3669.

For more info 802-257-7967 ext. 13, or