Strategies for Propagating Vegetables Workshop

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Strategies for Propagating Vegetables

Do you have questions about:  how to maximize the quality of your vegetables through your propagation practices and management? If so, you are not alone! Join us for a day-long workshop.

When Thursday, March 1st, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Where The Onslow County Cooperative Extension Office

8:30-9:00     Sign Up with Coffee and Donuts

9:00-10:00   The propagation Environment

  • controlled environments and structures used for starting seeds
  • managing the environment: temperature and water relationships
  • juggling a variety of crops in a controlled environment
  • bmp’s/ipm

10:00-11:00 seed physiology

  • trait selection
  • treatments for disease management
  • seedling management
  • factors that affect uniformity of crop and how variability affects yield

11:00-12:00 media and nutrient balances to meeting cropping demands

  • focused on the 4Rs

12:00-1:00                       Lunch

1:00-2:00 saving your own seeds

  • how to save your seed
  • the implications from a disease management and genotype perspective
  • pre and post-harvest factors affecting seed viability
  • factors that affect seed vigor
  • storage environment

2:00-3:00 hands-on activity

Register by Feb 26th

information please contact Lisa Rayburn or Wesley Stallings