2019 Winter Vegetable School & Annual Tomato Growers Meeting

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Event Date: February 20 and 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday through lunch on Thursday
Location: Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, NC
Cost: $40 per person with pre-registration prior to February 7. Registration at the door is $50.

Registration Required: Register online

Conference Contact: To exhibit or sponsor, or for more information, contact Ellen Moss at 828-685-3989, ellen_moss@yahoo.com.

Please include our event in the calendar of your organization.

Description: This is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high-quality educational program put together by vegetable extension specialist/agents at NC State Extension. There will also be a trade show and a fundraiser that supports student scholarships. The program will include presentations on many different topics to help vegetable growers.

  • Management of Foliar Diseases of Tomato
  • Using Chemigation to Manage Phytophthora Blight
  • Breeding for Late Blight Resistance and Tolerance to Bacterial Spot and Verticillium Wilt
  • Evaluation of Tomato Lines for Late Blight Resistance
  • Flavonoids in Tomato
  • Evaluation of Insecticides for Key Pests of Fruiting Vegetable Crops
  • Native Natural Enemies on Biological Control of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
  • Growing Industrial Hemp for Cannabinoids in Western North Carolina

There will be a sponsored lunch and awards program at noon on Thursday. Pesticide credits will be offered.