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Winter Vegetable School

February 26 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Come and join your fellow grower to get updates on weeds, insect, and diseases as well as some interesting cover crop information.

Agenda

  • 8:30 REGISTRATION
  • 8:50 WELCOME
  • 9:00 Integrated Pest Management Approaches for Vegetables
  • Dr. Thomas P. Kuhar, Extension Specialist, Vegetable Entomology, Virginia Tech
  • 10:00 What We Have Learned About Cover Crops and Nutrient Management in Vegetable Production Systems
  • Dr. Mark Reiter, Associate Professor, Crop and Soil Sciences, Virginia Tech, Eastern Shore AREC
  • 11:00 BREAK
  • 11:15 Compliance with the Food Safety Moderation Act and On Farm Readiness Reviews 
  • Mr. Tommy Saunders, Food Safety Extension Associate, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech, Richmond, VA
  • 12:15 LUNCH
  • 1:15 Edamame: An Alternative Crop for Small Farms in the Northern Piedmont
  • Nick Lord, Graduate Student, Crop Soil and Science, Virginia Tech TBD
  • 2:15 BREAK
  • 2:30 Vegetable Diseases: Where Do They Come From and How Can We Lessen Their Impact
  • Dr. David Langston: Professor and Director, Extension Specialist, Plant Pathologist, Virginia Tech, Tidewater AREC
  • 3:30 Farmer
  • 4:30 Panel Discussion