Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vegetable Transplant Production Workshop (02-17-2015)

Ajay Nair
Department of Horticulture
Iowa State University

Event Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Location: Valders Hall 379 Luther College, Decorah, IA
 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Vegetable producers can learn how to grow quality transplants at an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach workshop planned for Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Decorah. Transplant production plays a key role in a successful vegetable production system. Growing healthy, disease free, and quality transplants is the first step growers have to take to achieve higher yields and productivity.. Please see workshop agenda and registration details below:

9:30 – 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 - 10:45 Transplant growing medium – Ajay Nair, Horticulture, ISU
10:45 - 11:30 Insect pests and their management – Patrick O’Malley, ISUEO
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:15 Transplant diseases and management – Joe Hannan, ISUEO
1:15 - 2:00 Importance of quality and quantity of light in vegetable transplant production – Ajay Nair, Horticulture, ISU
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:00 Hardening off transplants – Patrick O’Malley, ISUEO
3:00 - 3:30 Discussion and Evaluation

Registration on or before 02/13/2015: $30/person
Registration after 02/13/2015 or at the door: $35/person
To register please contact Ms. Teresa Wiemerslage, Allamakee County Extension Office; wiemer@iastate.edu; Phone: 563-794-0599

This event is co-sponsored by The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. 

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