Vegetable, Small-Fruit Webinars to Start Dec. 19

11/3/2012 7:00 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A series of monthly, Web-based seminars covering topics related to vegetable and small-fruit production issues will kick off Dec. 19.

Presented by Penn State Extension’s Vegetable and Small Fruit Program Team in the College of Agricultural Sciences, the monthly webinars will be offered 1-2 p.m. on Wednesdays, with time for questions and answers.

“No software downloads are needed, and registration gives you access to handouts and recordings. So even if you miss the live webinar, you can catch it on the recording” said Lee Stivers, Extension horticulture educator.

Planned webinar topics include the following:

Dec. 19: Irrigation in a Hot, Dry Season.

Jan. 8: Nutrient Management and Fertigation.

Feb. 20: Good Ag Practices (GAPs) Farm Food Safety Update.

March 13: Recognizing and Protecting Pollinators for Vegetables and Small Fruit Production.

March 27: Cucurbit Pest Management Strategies: Organic, Biorational and Conventional. This webinar will extend until 2:30 p.m.

Cost is $10 a session or $35 for the series of five.

Register at or 724-627-3745. For more information, contact Stivers at 724-554-8815 or ljs32<\@>

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