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East Texas Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Conference
Posted on : January 23, 2015

Date: Tuesday, February 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 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 rthompson@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 minutes
Muscadine grapes – Justin Scheiner, 20 minutes

11 am: Production II
Something Sprouts in Nacogdoches: A New Student Edible Garden at SFASU – Jared Barnes, 30 minutes
Veggie Tales from a Lifetime Gardener – Greg Grant, 30 minutes

Noon: Lunch provided with a 30 minute video presentation on Bees/IPM by Erfan Vafaie

1 pm: Production III
Peach Production: Challenges and Opportunities – Monte Nesbitt, 30 minutes
Rainwater Harvesting and Irrigation – Dotty Woodson, 30 minutes

2 pm: Vegetables Diseases/IPM – Thomas Isakeit, 30 minutes

2:30 pm: Irrigation Practices – Dr. Robbins, 30 minutes

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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