Extension to Offer High Tunnel Twilights Across State

2/2/2013 7:00 AM

Penn State Extension’s Vegetable and Small Fruit Team and Women in Ag Network are offering a series of on-farm twilight meetings on high tunnels.

At each meeting, the grower will discuss the farm’s experiences with high tunnels and a visiting speaker will speak on a special topic.

To register for individual twilights, call the contact for the meeting. In most cases, there is no cost to attend, and walk-ins also will be welcome.

Topics, times, hosts, locations and specialists are:

Pest management, 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, optional potluck to follow, Katie College, Stoney Creek Valley Farm, 1170 Stoney Creek Road, Dauphin, Pa., with specialist Carol Glenister of IPM Labs. Register at http://agsci.psu.edu/wagn or contact Patty Neiner at prn103<\@>psu.edu or 814-865-7031 for more information.

Franklin County high tunnel twilight, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, Joe Brubaker, 10333 Wayne Highway, Waynesboro, Pa. Contact: Steve Bogash at 717- 263-9226 for more information.

Strawberries, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, Brian Fulmer, Juniperdale Farm, 653 Jones Hill Road, Pen Argyl, Pa., with specialist Kathy Demchack of Penn State Extension. Contact Tianna DuPont at 610-746-1970 or northamptonext<\@>psu.edu for more information.

Orientation, Construction, Planting Arrangements, 2-5 p.m. Thursday, April 11, Jill Landis, Living Hope Farm, 461 Indian Creek Road, Harleysville, Pa., with specialist Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State Extension, Montgomery County. Contact: Tianna DuPont at 610-746-1970 or northamptonext<\@>psu.edu for more information.

Bradford County twilight, early May, host and location to be announced later. For more information, contact Tom Maloney at tjm2<\@>psu.edu or 570-265-2896.

Tomato Trellising, 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, Leslie Zuck, Common Ground Farm, 176 Zuck Road, Spring Mills, Pa. Contact Patty Neiner at prn103<\@>psu.edu for more information.

Cut flowers and berries, 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, George and Melanie Devault, Pheasant Hill Farm, 3502 Main Road E, Emmaus, Pa., specialist Kathy Demchak, Penn State Extension on spotted wing drosophila, a new pest of berries. Contact Tianna DuPont at 610-746-1970 or northamptonext<\@>psu.edu for more information.

High tunnel modifications for off-site management and pest management, host and location in Philadelphia area to be announced later. For more information, contact Tommy McCann at tjm161<\@>psu.edu.

High tunnel school, March 20-21, Westmoreland County Extension Office, 214 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, Pa., For more information, contact Bob Pollock at rcp3<\@>psu.edu or Lee Stivers at 724-228-6881. Cost is $145

High Tunnel School, March 14-15, Lancaster County Extension. Contact Steve Bogash at 717-263-9226, ext. 230, for more information. Cost is $145

For more information go to extension.psu.edu/vegetable-fruit.

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