NEW ENGLAND VEGETABLE AND BERRY GROWER MEETING
FEBRUARY 5, 2005
at the Eastern Massachusetts Extension Center, 240 Beaver St, Waltham  MA

Sponsored by - New England Vegetable and Berry Growers’ Association
and New England States Cooperative Extension

9:30 Registration: $10.00. The registration fee is waived for members of NEV&BGA

10:00 Marini Farm, Mario Marini, Ipswitch, MA.
A tour of the Marini Farm with slides including a corn planter that fertilizes, lays plastic and applies herbicides.

10:45 Boston Terminal Market, Scott Wilson, Lexington, MA.
Scott is in the market several time a week and has a lot of experience in buying produce.
He will share some of his experience and take us on a tour of the market with a slide show

11:30 Trapping woodchucks. Warren Gove, Gove Farm, Leominster, MA

11:40 Grower talk.

12:00 Noon Lunch. Reservations are required.
Contact the Secretary, John Howell, at 413- 259-1203 or email: howell@umext.umass.edu.
Reservations must be RECEIVED by January 29, 2005 so meals can be ordered on time.

1:00 Business meeting and election.

1:30 Light, more than temperature affects winter grown lettuce; a research report on Hi Tunnel work–Anne Carter, UMass.
This project was funded in part by the Association

2:00 Pesticides and human health: what do the records show linking pesticides to human health–Natalia Clifton, UMass

2:30 Update on Worker Protection Standards and Personal Protection Equipment–Andrea Szylvian, US Environmental Protection Agency.

3:00 Heirloom Tomatoes: selling plants and fruit–Nat Arena, Arena Farms, Concord, MA

You will receive one hour credit toward pesticide recertification in any New England state by attending the afternoon portion of this meeting.

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