1998 AGRIVIEW VEGETABLE AND BERRY PAGE
Please help us serve you better in 1999 by filling out this form and returning it to:
University of Vermont Extension
157 Old Guilford Rd.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
COMPLETE FORMS POSTMARKED BY DEC. 31, 1998 WILL BE ENTERED IN A DRAWING TO WIN A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM JOHNNY'S SELECTED SEEDS!
To become a member of the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association in 1999, include a check for $32, MADE OUT TO VV&BGA. Payment of dues entitles you to:
* 1 year subscription to Agriview
* 1 year subscription to the New England Grower extension newsleter
* 1 year subscription to American Vegetable or Fruit Grower magazine
* your choice of the latest Vegetable or Small Fruit Extension Management Guide
* $10 off registration at the Rutland annual meeting
In addition, dues help support on?farm twilight
meetings, research at the University of Vermont, and a student scholarship
in Plant and Soil Science.
Are you a commercial grower? Yes No
If yes, please list your 1998:
Total Farm Acreage:
Field Crop/Cover Crop Acreage:
Greenhouse Area, Sq. Feet:
Were you a member of the VT Vegetable and Berry
Growers Association in 1998?
If yes, what benefits of membership are most important
Do you read the Agriview Vegetable and Berry page
What impacts has reading the Vegetable and Berry page had on your farm?
Increased farm profitability Yes No Not Sure
Improved pest control Yes No Not Sure
Improved nutrient management Yes No Not Sure
Improved soil stewardship Yes No Not Sure
Improved marketing strategy Yes No Not Sure
As a result of reading the Vegetable and Berry page, did you:
Adopt a new production practice? Yes No Not Sure
Identify a problem sooner? Yes No Not Sure
Utilize a new information resource? Yes No Not Sure
Can you describe a specific example of how information on the Vegetable and Berry page was useful to you?
Are there specific topics you'd like to read about
on future Vegetable and Berry pages?
Any other comments or suggestions?
Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association
1999 Farm Show Program, Barre, VT
January 27, 1:00? 4:00 pm
In the green church, down the hill from Municipal Center
Free and open to the public
Moderator: Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont
1:00 Late Blight of Potato and Tomato - Dr. Rob Wick
This past season we had a number of outbreaks of late blight in Vermont. Dr. Wick is a plant pathologist specializing in vegetables at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He will explain the history, life cycle and management strategies for control of this potentially devastating disease.
1:45 Research on Insect?Killing Fungi to Control Tarnished Plant Bug - Houping Liu
TPB is one of our most troublesome horticultural pests. The Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association has provided financial support to the UVM Entomology Lab for the study of 'entomopathogenic' fungi that attack TPB. Houping Liu, a doctoral candidate working at the lab, will describe his research efforts to screen different fungi for their ability to infect TPB.
2:30 Methods for Keeping Good Employees - Farmer Panel
Finding good labor can be a challenge, so once you hire a quality employee you'd like them to stay a while. Jane Pomykala, of Pomykala Farm, Jane Sorenson, of River Berry Farm, and Jack Manix, from Walker Farm will share some of the creative strategies they have developed to keep their employees happy, motivated, and showing up for work.
3:15 Farmers Outstanding in Their Fields, 1998 - Vern Grubinger
Your extension slide junkie and vegetable and
berry specialist will take you on a visual tour of all the on?farm twilight
meetings and workshops you missed this past growing season.
For additional information or to request special
Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont Extension (802) 257?7967 or firstname.lastname@example.org