Pursue your Passion for Vegetables with Veggie Farming, Part 2
From Season-Long Care to Harvest
an online course through the Northeast Beginning Farmer Project
Wed. February 24 – March 23, 2016, with webinars every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30pm.
This course will take you from transplanting to harvest, including information on in-season fertility; integrated pest management including pest ID and control; weed control options; harvesting strategies; and tips for marketing your products. Be prepared to create an in-season fertility and pest/weed control plan as part of this course. Weekly homework will focus on preparing you to make good decisions in the coming growing season.
This course is for serious aspiring farmers or those with at least one growing season of vegetable farming experience. You should already have a basic understanding of how to select crops, manage bed prep, seeding, and transplanting. This course is focused specifically on production systems used in the Northeast, so is targeted to people farming in that region.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Make good decisions about fertility management for your specific crops;
- Understand options available for weed, pest, and disease control;
- Be able to identify problem weeds, pests and diseases on your farm; and
- Learn successful harvesting and marketing strategies.
Amy Ivy is a regional production specialist for the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE).
Darcy Telenko is a regional vegetable specialist with the Cornell Vegetable Program, and is based at the CCE Erie County, NY office.
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