small green tomatoUConn Extension is sponsoring, Growing Container-Grown Greenhouse Vegetables  on Dec 16, 2014 at the  Litchfield County Extension Center, 843 University Drive, Torrington, CT.  

 

The speakers featured at this educational program include:

 

9:00-9:30         Registration

9:30 – 10:30     Growing Greenhouse Tomatoes and Cucumbers in Soiless Media

                                Richard McAvoy, Professor of Horticulture, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

 

10:30 – 10:45   Break

 

10:45–11:45     Growing Bench Top Salad Greens

                                Brian Krug, Extension Specialist, Greenhouse & Floriculture, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

 

11:45-12:45       Diseases of Greenhouse Vegetables

                               Yonghao Li, Plant Pathologist, CT Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT

 

12:45-1:30        Lunch

 

 1:30–2:30       How Connecticut Grown Labeling Catches Customer Attention & Impacts Decision Making

                              Ben Campbell, Assistant Professor and Extension Economist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

2:30–3:00      Food Safety for Greenhouse Vegetables

                             Diane Wright Hirsch, MPH, RD, UConn Extension Educator, University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension, New Haven, CT

 

3:00 – 4:00    Grower To Grower Panel

                            Ben March, March Farms, Bethlehem, CT and Bruce Gresczyk Jr., Gresczyk Farms, New Hartford, CT

 

4.75 Pesticide Recertification Credits have been approved for private applicators

A registration fee of $25 is due by December 8th payable by check only to the University of Connecticut.   Included in the cost of admission:  coffee, lunch and informational handouts.

4.75 pesticide recertification credits will be offered for attendees in CT, RI, MA, ME, NH, and VT.

For more information contact:  Leanne Pundt at leanne.pundt@uconn.edu or call 860-626-6855 or visit the website: http://ipm.uconn.edu   or Click here for the registration form.