NEV&BGA Meeting Scheduled


The New England Vegetable & Berry Growers' Association and New England Cooperative Extension will present an all-day meeting on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Elks Lodge in Concord, Mass.
 9:30 a.m.  Registration: There is a $10 registration fee. This fee is waived for members of                  NEV&BGA.
 10 a.m.    Weed Management Basics, Controlling Weeds Between Plastic, Season-Long                 Control
                Rich Bonanno, UMass Extension
 10:45 a.m. Tomato Flavor: Best Varieties, Factors Affecting Flavor, When to Harvest                 Panel: David Webber, MDAR and Massachusetts Tomato Contest; Paul Gove,                 Leominster, Mass.; Al McKinstry, Chicopee, Mass.; and John Howell, NEV&BGA
 11:10 a.m. Earworm and Other Insect Management in Sweet Corn
                Ruth Hazzard, UMass Extension
 Noon         Lunch buffet, $16. To order lunch, contact the secretary by January 27, 2013.                 Call 413-665-3501 or email If you order lunch and                 cannot attend, please call to cancel or we will have to bill you for unpaid meals.
 1 p.m.       NEV&BGA Business Meeting and Elections
 1:20 p.m.  Heat-Treating Seeds for Disease Management
                Jan vanDerheide, Bejo Seeds
 2 p.m.       Risk Management Options
                 Tom Smiarowski and Paul Russell, UMass Extension
 2:15 p.m.  Social Media in Marketing Your Farm
                 Sara-Zoe Patterson, Sea Coast Eat Local
 3 p.m.       Update On Food Safety: Regulations, Washing Produce, Water Quality and                  Sanitation
                 Rich Bonanno, UMass Extension
 Note: There will be two hours of pesticide recertification credit for this meeting.

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