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Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Field Meeting | Cornell Vegetable Program
August 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Topics on cucurbits includes greenhouse cucumber grafting for vigor and yield; downy mildew management on cucumbers, cantaloupes and watermelon in tunnels or greenhouses and effective fungicide programs; cucumber beetle, squash bug, and stink bug; and powdery mildew resistance & effective fungicide programs.