Small Fruit & Veggie Twilight Meeting

bluberryUNH Cooperative Extension announces a meeting and workshop on growing small fruit (blueberries/raspberries) and vegetable on Thursday, August 20, 2009 form 5:15 pm till 7:30 PM.

The event will be hosted by Ron and Lois Laurence, Blueberry Bay Farm at 38 Depot Road, Stratham, NH

Topics are:
– Integrated Pest Management
– Transitioning to Organic farming
– Cultural practices
– Update on insects, diseases on blueberries, raspberries and mixed vegetables
– Organic, natural pesticides and alternatives
– Biological control
– Bird and netting control

Sponsored by:
UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-NH), NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Speakers from UNH Cooperative Extension are: Alan Eaton, Entomology and Integrated Pest Management Specialist, Becky Grube, Sustainable Horticulture Specialist, Cheryl Smith, Plant Health Specialist, Nada Haddad Agriculture Extension Educator and Janis Connor, Agriculture Inspector with the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food

The meeting  was approved for 2 (two) pesticide re-certification credits (Private and Commercial)

The twilight meeting is open to all and there is no cost to attend; registration not required. Rain or shine
For more information call UNH Cooperative Extension: Deb Stevens or Nada Haddad @ 679-5616 or visit Persons requiring specialaccommodations should call two weeks prior to the event so that proper consideration can be given to the request.

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Nada Haddad
Extension Educator, Agricultural Resources
University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension       Rockingham County
113 North Road
Brentwood, NH 03833-6623

Phone: (603) 679-5616
Fax: (603) 679-8070
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