Vegetable Growers Twilight Meeting
Somers, Connecticut
July 1, 6:00 p.m.
Pinecroft Farm.

The tour will start at the packing house where we’ll enjoy a quick bite to eat
and get to see the cold storage facilities, hydro-cooler, vegetable sorters,
loading dock, 4-row sweet corn picker, irrigation reels, conveyor belt harvesting aids,
high-crop sprayers, bed-makers, etc. We will then head out to view the
plasticulture systems for most of their cucurbit and solanaceous crops.

This year, instead of using floating row covers on their early sweet corn,
they planted in double-row trenches under clear plastic mulch.
Pinecroft also does a great job of water management, critical to control Phytophthora blight.
Jude Boucher will describe production and pest management practices used on various crops.

Directions to Connecticut twilight meeting:

Take I-91 to Exit 47 for Route 190 (east).
Take Route 190 east for approximately 5 miles
and watch for the Knights of Columbus Hall (blue roof) on the right.
Directly across from the KC Hall, take a left onto Hulbert Road.
Proceed to the stop sign at the end of the road and take a right onto Four Bridges Road.
Pinecroft’s packing facilities are about 1/4 mile up on the left.

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