Saturday, November 9, 2002

New England Vegetable & Berry Growers Association
&  New England States Cooperative Extension

AN ALL DAY MEETING
At the Comfort inn Conference Center, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Route 1 By-Pass, 2 Miles South of Portsmouth Traffic Circle

9:30 am REGISTRATION
There is a $10 registration fee for those who are not members of NEV&BGA.  This does not include lunch.

10:00 am NUTRIENT FERTILITY AFFECTS CROP QUALITY IN BRASSICAS
Dr. Dean Kopsell, University of New Hampshire.  Dr. Kopsell's conducting research on the effects of amounts and forms of nutrients
on the flavor of kale and other brassicas and has come up with some interesting results.

10:30 am VEGETABLE VARIETY TRIALS
Mark Hutton, University of Maine.  NEV&BGA awarded a research grant to Mark to conduct vegetable variety trials this year and he will report
on the results of his trials.

11:00 am WINDBREAKS: PANEL DISCUSSION
Paul Gove, Leominster; Eero Ruutilla, Litchfield, NH; David Jacke, Keene, NH.  Wind can be a serious problem on farms.  These growers
will tell us of their experience with various kinds of windbreaks.

11:30 am GROWING POTATOES & OTHER CROPS UNDER PLASTIC MULCH
Dr. William Lamont, Pennsylvania State University.  Dr. Lamont has been conducting research on growing potatoes and other crops under
plastic mulch and will discuss the results of his research.

12:00 Noon LUNCH - RESERVATIONS ONLY!!
Please phone reservations with your name and number of reservations (or make changes) until noon on Wednesday, November 6th by calling
(508) 378-2546.  If you are unable to attend after making reservations, please phone since the Association must pay for all
meals reserved.  Those who make reservations and do not show up will be billed!

1:00 pm BUSINESS MEETING

1:15 pm NEW WEED CONTROL EQUIPMENT
Dr. Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont.  New types of cultivators and weed control equipment are being introduced.  Dr. Grubinger is
up-to-date on this equipment and will fill us in on it.

1:45 pm HIGH TUNNEL UPDATE
Dr. William Lamont, Pennsylvania State University.  High tunnels are useful for extending the growing season both in the spring and fall.
Dr. Lamont will present the latest information on the use of high tunnels.

2:15 pm WEED MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR PUMPKINS
Dr. Todd Merwosh, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. NEV&BGA awarded a research grant to Dr. Merwosh to evaluate the
herbicide Sandea for weed control in pumpkins and to evaluate no-till rye mulch systems for weed suppression in pumpkins.  He will report on
the results of his research.

2:45 pm NEW GREENHOUSE DESIGNS
John Bartok, University of Connecticut (retired).  There are many new greenhouse designs and innovations in heating and ventilation.  John
will update us o all these innovations.

NOTE: There will be 2 rectification credits available for certified applicators attending this meeting.

In addition, there will be the following NEV&BGA winter meetings:

Saturday, December 7 at White's Restaurant in Westport;

Tuesday, January 7, (in conjunction with Tree Fruit Meeting and Trade Show) in Sturbridge;

and Saturday, February 1, in Waltham, MA.

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