Nacogdoches to host East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference Feb. 24
Posted 01 - 23 - 2015


East Texas Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Conference



Date: Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015



Fee: $30 each $50 couples – add $5 for late registration after February 20, 2015



College Student registration $10 with current student ID, fee waved with no lunch



Lunch will be included with the registration.



Cancellation policy: No refund



To register, Call Nacogdoches County Extension Office, at 936-560-7711



For more information, contact Ricky Thompson, AgriLife Extension agent at 936-560-7711 or r-thompson@ag.tamu.edu.



Pre-Registration can be mailed to: County Extension Office, 203 West Main St., Nacogdoches, TX 75961.



Make checks payable to: Nacogdoches Master Gardener Association



TDA CEUs: 2 hrs



Master Gardeners CEUs: 5 hrs of continuing education recertification credits



Location: Expo Center in Nacogdoches. 3805 NW Stallings Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75964



Sponsors:



Irrigation Mart, Inc.



Heritage Land Bank



Earthwise Organics



Vendors:



Certis USA



Topics:



9 am: Herbicides: (1 CEU) Joe Masabni



1. Activated charcoal to remediate soil residual herbicides



2. Herbicide calculation



3. Weed control, organic and conventional



10 am: Production I



Blackberry, Blueberry, Kiwi - David Creech 40 min



Muscadine grapes – Justin Scheiner 20 min



11 am: Production II



Something Sprouts in Nacogdoches: A New Student Edible Garden at SFASU - Jared Barnes 30 min



Veggie Tales from a Lifetime Gardener - Greg Grant 30 min



Noon: lunch provided with a 30 min video presentation on Bees/IPM by Erfan Vafaie



1 pm: Production III



Peach Production: Challenges and Opportunities - Monte Nesbitt 30 min



Rainwater Harvesting and Irrigation - Dotty Woodson 30 min



2 pm: Vegetables Diseases/IPM: Thomas Isakeit 30 min



2:30 pm: Irrigation Practices: Dr. Robbins 30 min (to confirm)



3 pm: Adjourn



 



For more information, contact Joe Masabni at jmasabni@ag.tamu.edu or Ricky Thompson at rthompson@ag.tamu.edu


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