November 15, 2000
Compiled by Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont Extension
(802) 257-7967

Please take a moment to help me document whether or not this publication is useful. Thank-you!

Over the past 2 years, has reading the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Page....

1) caused you to do anything new or different?  Yes  No
If yes, please describe what you did (attach a page if needed):

2) had an impact on your farm's profitability? Yes No
If yes, please explain, and estimate dollar-value if possible:

3) improved management on your farm of:
pests (insects, weeds, diseases, etc)?  Yes  No
soil (nutrients, cover crops, manure, etc)? Yes No
business (markets, labor, finances)?  Yes No

Please describe one managment change you made as a result of  this newsletter:

4) The Vermont Vegetable and Berry page should continue next year.  Yes   No
If yes, suggestions for improvement and/or topics:

Please return to:
Vern Grubinger
University of Vermont Extension
157 Old Guilford Rd.
Brattleboro VT 05301

Mike Collins of Old Athens Farm in Westminster is considering putting together a fuel buying club for next winter to reduce heating costs for Vermont (and nearby) greenhouse growers.

Please fill out this survey to help him identify the level of interest and how much fuel would be needed. Send it in with the above evaluation. If you have questions call Mike at 802-722-9047.

Are you interested in the club if it can get fuel for less than you currrently pay? Yes   No

How much fuel do you use typically use each year?  propane: ____ gal. oil: ____ gal.

what do you currently pay per gallon?  propane $______ oil $_______

do you pre-buy your fuel?  Yes  No

who is your current fuel supplier?  ___________________

what is your approximate greenhouse area?  __________ sq. ft.

what town are your greenhouses located in? _____________

The new edition of Cornell's  "Integrated Pest Management for Bedding Plants: A Scouting and Pest Management Guide" for is available from the Cornell Resource Center, 7 Business and Technology Park, Ithaca NY 14850 for $14.50 postpaid. (607-255-2080). It covers greenhouse pest management on annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetable transplants, foliage and flowering potted plants that are commonly produced in the greenhouse from January to July.


Dec. 12  Management of Soil Dwelling Pests of Strawberry. Connecticut Ag. Experiment Station, Windsor CT. Rich Cowles 860-683-4983.

Jan. 5  New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Meeting. Chicopee MA.
Dom Marini 508-378-2546

Jan 11 Tri-State Greenhouse IPM program, Burlington (also Jan 9, Augusta ME and Jan 10, Durham NH). Biocontrols, biopesticides, aand more. Margaret Skinner. 802-656-5440

Jan. 16-18  New Jersey Vegetable Growers Conference and Trade Show, Atlantic City NJ.
Phil Traino (856) 985-4382

Jan. 19-21  Winter Vegetable Production Workshop, Saratoga Springs, NY.
Featuring growers as instructors. (518) 427-6537.

Jan. 24   Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Farm Show Meeting, Barre

Feb. 3   New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Meeting. Waltham MA.
Dom Marini 508-378-2546

Feb. 12-13  Ontario Horticultural Crops Conference and Trade Show, Hamilton ON.
Deborah Milito 519-763-6604

Feb. 13  Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Annual Meeting, Rutland

Feb. 13-15  New York State Vegetable Conference, Liverpool NY. Jean Warholic 607-539-7648.

Feb. 14-17  North American Small Fruit Conference (Strawberry, Bramble and Ribes Grower Associations). Primm, Nevada. Erin Griebe 517-548-4990

Feb 17   NOFA-VT Winter Conference, Randolph Center. 802-434-4122

Feb. 22-24  Mid-Atlantic Direct Marketing Conference and Trade Show, Virginia Beach, VA. Complete details of the program and registration at

Mar. 6  VT-NH Small Fruit School. White River Jct VT area. Details forthcoming.

Dec. 11-13 2001 New England Vegetable and Berry Conference, Sturbridge MA. Stay tuned.