Season Extension Workshop & Tour

Friday, April 20, 2012     1:00-4:00 p.m.
Delaware State University
Outreach & Research Center
Smyrna-Leipsic Road, Smyrna, DE

This workshop for farmers and Ag service providers is presented by DSU Cooperative Extension.

Speakers
Penn State University Professor of Vegetable Crops, Bill Lamont,
is a renowned expert in plasticulture and high tunnels.  He will teach participants how to prepare their tunnels for the growing season including choosing the right locations, soil preparations, and even trellising options.

DSU’s Dr. Rose Ogutu will share her experience of last season’s high tunnel vegetable production, including growing organically and extending the season.

DSU’s Mike Wasylkowski will show off some of his successes using various season extension technologies including transplants, row covers, and more.

Topics Include:
· Soil Preparations
· High Tunnel Options
· Tunnel Tomatoes
· Trellising Choices
· Greens and Other Veggies
· Vegetable Transplants
· Long-Storage Products
· Staggered Plantings
· Farmer Perspective

Participants can make hands-on comparisons of materials and techniques while touring the farm!

To register for the free workshop or for more information, call Jason Challandes at 302-388-2241 or by emailing jchallandes@desu.edu.

RSVP by Friday April 13, 2012

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