Organic Vegetable Workshop Set for Dec. 5

11/9/2013 7:00 AM

Penn State Extension will present an intensive workshop for organic vegetable producers 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St., Easton, Pa.

This year’s session will focus on organic insect management, farming systems and winter greens production. Presentations will include:

“Integrated Insect Management Strategies” by John Good of Quiet Creek CSA, Kutztown, and Andy Andrews-Pennypack of Horsham, Pa.

“Organic Insecticides: What Works and What Does Not Work” by Galen Dively of the University of Maryland.

“Natural Enemies, Row Cover and Trap Crops for Stink Bug Management” by John McNamara Pote of Rutgers University.

“Backpack Sprayers: Choose, Modify and Calibrate to Make Simple Equipment Successful “ by Geoffery Slifer of Rutgers University.

“Designing Farming Systems to Fit Your Scale and Style: Making All the Pieces Fit” by Mike Peroni of Boistfort Valley Farm, Boistfort, Wash.

“Winter Greens Production” by Jeff Frank of Liberty Gardens, Coopersburg, Pa.

The workshop is co-sponsored by Buy Fresh Buy Local, Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers, the Nurture Nature Center, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Northeast SARE and Safer Brand.

To register, visit and download the registration form or contact Tianna DuPont at tdupont<\@> or 610-746-1970.

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