New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Assn.
Daylong Meeting in Westport, MA
Saturday November 1, 2003

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

at White's Restaurant of Westport
66 State Road, Route 6, off Route 195
Exit 9 East off 195, Exit 10 West off 195

PROGRAM

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

10:00am SHARP!: MORNING SESSION ON BLUEBERRIES
-Varieties, Soils, pH, Planting, Culture, Dr Norman Gauthier, University of Connecticut
-Pruning, Dominic Marini, Retired Southeastern Massachusetts Extension Fruit & Vegetable Specialist
-Insects & Diseases, Identification & Control, Dr. Frank Caruso, University of Massachusetts
-Weeds, Identification, and Control, Dr Richard Bonanno, University of Massachusetts

12:00 noon :LUNCH
Reservations only! (Cost will be approximately $12.00, payable at registration) Please complete the form below and mail it to the address on the back by Saturday, October 25th. Phone reservations can be made until noon on Wednesday, October 29th by phoning (508) 378-2546. Those who make lunch reservations and do not show up will be billed.

1:00pm: BUSINESS MEETING, SHOW AND TELL

1:30pm: HOW WE GROW CARROTS AT FOUR TOWN FARM
-Stephen Clegg, Seekonk
Carrots are an important crop at Four Town Farmstand and Steve (or his son, Chris) will explain to us how they do it.

2:00 pm: IMPROVED PEST MANAGEMENT THROUGH PERIMETER TRAP SYSTEMS
-Dr. Jude Boucher, University of Connecticut
A research grant report on the use of these systems for control of pepper maggots and Colorado potato beetles on tomatoes and eggplant.

2:30pm: MY WORST NIGHTMARE
-Mario Marini, Ipswich
A report of an accident where a crop sprayer became disconnected from the tractor, overturned and 200 gallons of herbicide were spilled onto the highway.

2:45pm: PROBLEM WEEDS
-Dr. Richard Bonanno, University of Massachusetts
A discussion of problem weeds including Galinsoga, Nutsedge and Velvet Leaf identification and control

Two contact hours of pesticide recertification credit will be awarded for the entire day.

MINI TRADE SHOW
Commercial members of the NEVBGA are invited to set up exhibits of their products or services.
Show and Tell: Several commercial members will also tell us about their products or services.

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