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Date

August 15, 2018

Time

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location

St. Lawrence Valley Produce Auction
58 Martin Rd
North Bangor, NY 12966

Host

Harvest New York

Judson Reid
585-313-8912


St. Lawrence Valley Produce Auction Growers Meeting

August 15, 2018

St. Lawrence Valley Produce Auction Growers Meeting

This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell Vegetable Program and Harvest New York along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

Park and begin meeting at SLVPA. The meeting will proceed to Nathan Zimmerman farm, 1442 County Route 8, North Bangor, NY 12966

TOPICS:
Weed control in row crop vegetables
  • Why? -- moisture competition, insect and disease management, and labor efficiency
  • How? -- cultivation, herbicides, and inter-row cover crops: spring seeding or winter rye; pros- and cons
Tomato and potato disease updates
  • Late blight and early blight updates
  • Grafting for improved root-zone disease resistance in greenhouse and high tunnels
Cucurbits
  • Greenhouse cucumber grafting for vigor and yield
  • Downy mildew management: cucumbers, cantaloupes and watermelon -- tunnels/greenhouses and effective fungicide programs
  • Cucumber beetle, squash bug, stink bug
  • Powdery mildew -- resistance and effective fungicide programs
Questions and answer/other farm specific crop observations/food safety news

Attendees will present an ID and record their certification ID number, print name and sign the Recertification Training Roster. The roster will be secured by a Cornell Vegetable Program representative and only the attendees who sit for the entire course will be awarded a certificate.
  




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