Monday, March 4, 2013

Tomato Grafting and Pest Management Workshop

Ajay Nair
Department of HorticultureIowa State University
Tomato Grafting and Pest Management Workshop
Ames, IA. Come learn how to graft tomatoes and manage insect pests and diseases in your tomato plantings. This workshop will provide information and show proper techniques of grafting and handling of grafted plants. The workshop will also cover insect and disease management in tomato production. There will be live plant samples to learn how to identify pests, diseases, and their symptoms. Master gardeners, general public, and commercial vegetable growers will find this workshop beneficial as it will provide hands-on grafting experience. The event is scheduled for 12 March, 2013 starting 9:30am at Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University.



SCHEDULE

9:30am
Welcome, registration and coffee
10am - 10:45
Basics of tomato grafting: Advantages and techniques – Ajay Nair, ISU
10:45 - 11:30
Hands on Grafting Exercise – Ajay Nair and Brandon Carpenter, ISU
11:30 - 12:30
Lunch
12:30 - 1:15
Managing tomato diseases – Erika Salaau-rojas, Plant Diagnostics, ISU
1:15 - 2:00
Insect pests of tomatoes and their management – Laura Jesse, Plant Diagnostics, ISU
2:15 - 2:30 pm
Discussion, Evaluation, Adjourn

This event is sponsored by ISU Extension and Outreach, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and the Practical Farmers of Iowa.To register please click the link below. Registration is $35 per person. Seats are limited so please register by 03/10/2013. For more information on the event please contact Dr. Ajay Nair (nairajay@iastate.edu; 515-294-7080).
http://tomatografting.eventbrite.com

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