AMES, Iowa – A vegetable IPM workshop will be held to help growers, local foods coordinators, extension staff, county horticulturists and industry representatives learn about managing common insects, diseases, weeds in vegetable production systems.
Topics to be covered include insect, disease, and weed management, and crop rotation in vegetable crops. Workshop presenters include Ajay Nair (Vegetable Extension Specialist), Donald Lewis (Entomologist, ISU Extension and Outreach), Patrick O’Malley (Commercial Horticulture Field Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach), and Ray Kruse (Food Systems Program Coordinator, Dubuque County Extension).The workshops are supported by a professional development grant by USDA North Central Sustainable Research and Education. The workshop will be held on April 9, 2019 at the Dubuque County Extension office in Dubuque, IA
Online registration is required as space is limited. Provide information below to register. Registration must be completed by March 31, 2019. There is no cost for the workshop and lunch will be provided. Sign-in begins at 8:30am and workshop starts at 9am.
AMES, Iowa – Three workshops will be held to help extension staff, county horticulturists, local food coordinators, industry representatives, and growers learn to manage common challenges in high tunnels while also discussing new advances in high tunnel production. Topics to be covered include soil management, tomato grafting, insect management and environmental control. A visit to a working high tunnel is also part of the workshop.
The workshops will be offered in three locations:
1. April 25 at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Webster County office in Fort Dodge
2. April 26 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Wappelo County office in Ottumwa
3. May 2 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Dubuque County office in Dubuque.
Ajay Nair, assistant professor of horticulture and extension vegetable production specialist will lead the workshops along with Joe Hannan, commercial horticulture specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach; Donald Lewis, professor and extension entomologist; and Kristine Neu, graduate assistant in horticulture. Sign-in begins at 8 a.m. on the day of the workshop with classes running from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is no cost for the workshops , but registration is required as space is limited. Register by April 18 at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/vegetablelab/high-tunnel-vegetable-production-workshop or by calling Kathy Beni at the ISU Extension and Outreach Dallas County office at 515-993-4281.