2007 CT Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers Conference

   Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tolland County Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Avenue (Route 30), Vernon, CT

Sponsored by: University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System & Plant Science Dept. 
& the CT Agricultural Experiment Station

8:00 - 9:00   Registration $25 at the door - Coffee & donuts/Trade Show
(lunch & coffee/donuts included in registration fee as a 4-H Club benefit)   


Morning Moderator - Jude Boucher, University of Connecticut

9:00     Welcome - UConn College of Ag & Natural Resources Dean, Gregory Weidemann,

9:05      Do's & Don'ts of Deep Zone-Tillage in Vegetables - Nelson Cecarelli, Northford, CT

9:30      A Different Kind of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program: One with a Twist that Fits Most Farms - Karen Scott, Scott’s Yankee Farmer, E. Lyme, CT

10:00     Building Customer Loyalty through an E-Newsletter - Russ Holmberg, Holmberg Orchards, Gales Ferry, CT

10:15     Make $10/lb on Greenhouse-Grown Mesclun Salad Mix - Don Tuller, TullMeadow Farm, W. Simsbury, CT

10:30-11:00     Break (Trade Show/Coffee & Donuts)

11:00     Predicting Soil Phosphorus & Organic Matter Changes from Applications of Manures and Composts - Tom Morris, UConn

11:30      Identifying and Managing Nematode Diseases of Vegetables and Small Fruit Crops – James LaMondia, CT Ag Experiment Station

12:00 - 1:00     Lunch Break/Trade Show (Lunch included in registration fee as a 4-H Club benefit) 

Afternoon moderator -   Lorraine Los, University of Connecticut

1:00        Does Pruning Peppers and Eggplant Pay?/Complete Post-Emergence Herbicide Programs for Sweet Corn/Update on Bt Sweet Corn CEW Threshold Trials - Jude Boucher, UConn

1:30         Update on Chrysanthemum White Rust: What You Need to Know  - Sharon Douglas, CT Ag Experiment Station

2:00         Hey Birds, Meet My Falcon! - Erik Swanson, Falcon Environmental Services, Lodi, NJ

3:00         Re-certification Credits: 3.0 hours

Directions:   Take Exit 67 off I-84.  Take Route 31 north to junction of Route 30 at first traffic light.  Turn right on to Route 30.  Tolland County Ag Center is on right just after Rockville Savings Bank.

The University of Connecticut is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.  Please call three weeks prior to this event if special accommodations are needed.                      

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