VERMONT / NH POTATO SCHOOL - March 7, 2002

Fireside Inn and Suites, West Lebanon, NH (603) 298-5906.
Directions: From I-89 take Exit 20. From the south, take a left off the ramp.  Go under the bridge, through lights, then turn left onto airport Rd. Hotel driveway is first left. From the north, turn right off the exit ramp. Airport Rd. is first left, driveway to Inn is first left off that.

8:30 - Registration

9:00 -  Potato Seed Handling and Management
 Steve Johnson, Crops Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension (UMCE)

9:20 -  Building soil organic matter in potato rotations
 John Jemison, Soil and Water Quality Specialist, UMCE

9:40 -  Micronutrients in Potato Production - emphasis on B and Zn
 Peter Sexton, Crops Specialist, UMCE

10:00 - Managing soil pH for use of organic nutrient sources
 John Jemison, Soil and Water Quality Specialist, UMCE

10:20  - break

10:50 - Crop water use and soil moisture monitoring
 Peter Sexton, Crops Specialist, UMCE

11:10 - Rhizoctonia and its control
 Steve Johnson, Crops Specialist, UMCE

11:30 - Vine Killing
 Peter Sexton, Crops Specialist, UMCE

Noon to 1:00 - Lunch

1:00 - Colorado Potato Beetle (CPB) and its control
 Jim Dwyer, Crops Specialist, UMCE

1:20 - Mowed rye mulch for control of CPB
 Eero Ruuttila, Farmer from New Hampshire

1:40   - Biology of Powdery Scab
 Steve Johnson, Crops Specialist, UMCE

2:00  - Macronutrients (N,P,K)
 Peter Sexton, Crops Specialist, UMCE

2:20  Break

2:50 -  European Corn Borer, Flea Beetles, and Aphids
 Jim Dwyer, Crops Specialist, UMCE

3:10 -  Late Blight
 Steve Johnson, Crops Specialist, UMCE

3:30 -  Leafhopper behavior and management
 Jim Dwyer, Crops Specialist, UMCE
 

Pre-registration is $20 per person and includes lunch. Send check by March 1st payable to 'UVM' to:
Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont Extension, 157 Old Guilford Rd., Brattleboro VT 05301-3669.

At-the-door registration will be $30.

For more information or to request special accomodations please call 802-257-7967 ext. 13.
Pesticide Applicator recertification credits will be available.