Vegetable Production Workshop

Date: March 3, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 611 West Bell St, Camden MI 49232
Contact: Ben Phillips, 989-758-2500 ext. 202, phill406@anr.msu.edu; Lina Rodriguez Salamanca, 517-264-5310, rodri408@anr.msu.edu

This program will help you better understand soil fertility and how to tweak your manure and fertilizer management plan, understand diseases, pollination and pollinators, and also review pesticide use and food safety considerations. You do a good job of producing fresh, quality, wholesome produce, but there’s always that one crop that doesn’t always grow like it should. Or no matter what you change, or how you fertilize, one area of your field always grows poorly. Those are the situations that the Vegetable Production Workshop will address. You’ll find practical information that can have a real difference on your bottom line. By the end of this training you are sure to walk away with at least one thing that will help you grow your crops better.

Deadline for pre registration (discounted) is February 23, 2015.

Cost: $30 in advance. $50 at the door. (registration includes lunch and handouts)

Agenda:

  •  8:45 a.m. Registration opens
  •  9:30 a.m. Manure management: adjusting in-season fertility based on manure applications. Shelby Burlew, MSU Extension
  • 10:15 a.m. Understanding Your Soil Test; What do Those Numbers Mean?. Ron Goldy, MSU Extension
  • 11:15 a.m. Irrigation management in Vegetables. Ron Goldy, MSU Extension
  • 1 p.m. What is wrong with my plants: disease and disorders, Fusarium wilt or gummy stem blight?. Lina Rodriguez-Salamanca, MSU Extension
  • 1:45 p.m. Pollination and Pollinators. Ben Phillips, MSU Extension
  • 2:45 p.m. Safe practices for storage, handling and application of pesticides. Hal Hudson, MSU Extension
  • 3:30 p.m. Managing wash water for safe post-harvest handling of produce. Phil Tocco, MSU Extension
  • 4 p.m. Evaluation and adjourn

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