New England Vegetable and Berry Growers’ Association
and
New England Cooperative Extension

ALL DAY MEETING
Saturday, February 3, 2007
EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS EXTENSION CENTER
240 Beaver St., Waltham MA


 


PROGRAM

9:30 AM  Registration. $10.00.  There is no registration fee for members of NEV&BGA

10:00 Phytophthora Update– Rob Wick , University of Massachusetts

10:40 On Farm Trials of New Perimeter Trap Crops for Butternut Squash.

Ruth Hazzard and Lynne Adler.
This research was supported by the New England Vegetable and Berry Growers’ Association

11:10 Cost Effective Spray Programs for Pumpkins and Winter Squash.

Rob Wick, Ruth hazzard and Rich Bonanno, University of Massachusetts

11:40 Research on Using Vinegar As An Herbicide.

Glenn Evans, Cornell University

NOON: Lunch.  Lunch is $16.00.  To order lunch contact the Secretary by December January 27, 2006.

Call (413)665-3501 or email howell@umext.umass.edu. (Look for confirmation)
If you order lunch and cannot attend, please call to cancel.  We will have to bill you for unpaid meals.

1:00 PM  Business Meeting and Election

1:20 Organic Production:

 History of Organic Production –  Joseph Heckman, Rutgers University
 Demand for Organic Produce
 Grower Panel–Skip Paul, Little Compton, RI and Doug Coldwell, Whately, MA
 Soil Fertility Joseph – Heckman, Rutgers University
 Becoming Certified – Don Franczyk

3:30  Adjourn

NOTE: There will be 2 hours of credit toward Pesticide Recertification


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