Friday, January 18, 2013

Nursery Management Workshop

Nursery Management Workshop

Plan on joining us at an exciting workshop for nursery producers on February 19th.  We will start the workshop with a short tour at Highland Creek Nursery, in Hooper's Creek/Fletcher to look at some cover crop research and then proceed to the Mountain Horticulture Crops Research Station, in Mills River for a sponsored dinner and two  presentations.    Below is a link to a video giving a little insight into the cover crop  research.  

The presentation will include a presentation co-delivered by Meghan Baker, Buncombe County Small Farms Agent and Dr. Jill Sidebottom,  Conifer IPM Extension Specialist, on Protecting Native Pollinators in Nurseries; and a presentation from our dinner sponsor,  Willie Pennington, from BASF about some of the new crop protectant  products from BASF.   Pesticide Credits have been applied for, for this workshop!

To pre-register call me at  828-255-5522.  Pre-registration is requested to get a head count for the sponsored meal.

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.