It is a new 12 months and a excellent time to master or brush up on procedures needed to successfully improve food crops.
The Clemson College Cooperative Extension Service’s Horticulture Method has various digital conferences planned to supply information and facts from natural fertility to escalating tomatoes and peppers, cucurbits and brassicas. These cost-free conferences will be provided by way of Zoom. Pesticide credits will be available. Registration is needed.
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The very first meeting, that includes Clemson natural and organic vegetable expert Brian Ward, is the Organic Fertility Meeting and is slated for 6-7 p.m. on Jan. 20. Ward conducts natural and organic, transitional and traditional investigate on vegetables, legumes, rice and other compact grains and cover crops.
In addition, he also researches histories of seeds that have been when an crucial element of the culinary entire world and through South Carolina. To sign up, go to http://little bit.ly/CES_OrganicFertilityMeeting.
Other conferences scheduled are:
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- Jan. 27, 6-8:30 p.m. – Tomato and Pepper Grower Assembly. Displays for this assembly involve Pinpointing and Managing Anthracnose Fruit Rot on Pepper by Clemson Extension vegetable pathologist Tony Keinath. Matt Cutulle, Clemson Extension weed scientist, will speak about Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation and Inga Meadows, Extension affiliate from North Carolina State University, will chat about grafting tomatoes. Other topics covered will consist of the Purpose of Chitin in Soil Plant Health by Dan Chellemi, director of research and enhancement for Agricultural Options. Rob Previous, Clemson Extension horticulture agent in Allen, Bamberg, Barnwell and Hampton counties will speak about how to use the Fertigation Calculator. To register, go to http://bit.ly/CES_TomatoPepperGrowerMtg.
- Feb. 4, 6-8:30 p.m. – Cucurbit Grower Meeting. In this assembly, Clemson plant pathologist John Mueller will handle Guava Root Knot Nematode Management, while Clemson Extension vegetable pathologist Tony Keinath will give the results of a Cantaloupe Sickness Survey. Clemson Extension weed scientist Matt Cutulle will give an Herbicide and IR4 Update, and Ayanava Majumdar, a vegetable entomologist at Auburn University, will chat about Noticed Cucumber Beetle Breeding on Watermelon. Clemson Extension horticulture agent Rob Past will wrap up the meeting with a dialogue of how to use the Fertigation Calculator. To sign-up, go to http://bit.ly/CES_CucurbitGrowerMtg.
- Feb. 11, 6-8:30 p.m. – Spring Brassica Production Assembly. This assembly will include things like presentations by Clemson Extension senior county agent Tony Melton who will give a Processing Update and Cutulle will give a Weed Command Update. Stormy Sparks, University of Georgia entomologist, will chat about Insect Management for Brassicas and Clemson natural and organic vegetable expert Brian Ward will talk about the Southeast Broccoli Venture. The conference culminates with a presentation about Diamond Again Moth Bioassays by Justin Ballew. To sign up for this conference, go to http://little bit.ly/CES_BrassicaGrowerMtg.