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High Tunnel Production Conference – December 3 and 4, 2018

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Expand Your Tunnel Vision II: 2018 High Tunnel Production Conference

High Tunnel TomatoesMonday, December 3, 2018, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Manchester Downtown Hotel, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101
Venue Phone: 603.625.1000
Cost is $75 for the first participant, $40 for additional participants from the same farm, or for students. Fee covers both days and includes lunch on day 2. There is no discount for only attending one day.

Registration is required. Click here to register. Registration deadline is November 26, 2018.

This conference is for high tunnel vegetable growers and agricultural service providers of all experience levels. For information about the conference, please visit the University of New Hampshire Extension website. For additional questions, please contact Teresa Locke at 603.787.6944 or

Monday, December 3rd, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  (3 concurrent sessions)

Identifying Insects and Mites (Good and Bad) in High Tunnels
Identifying and Managing Common High Tunnel Diseases
Turning Soil Tests into Practical Recommendations
Featured Farm: Organic Family Farm 2.0
Frédéric Jobin-Lawler, L’Abri-Végetal, Compton, Québec

Tuesday, December 4th, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (includes lunch and trade show)

Keynote: Tunnel Vision: Looking Back and Thinking Ahead about High Tunnels in the Northeast
Vern Grubinger, University of Vermont
Setting Up a Bio-Control Program that Works for You
Carol Glenister, IPM Laboratories
Recent Research in High Tunnel Soil Management: Lessons Learned
Bruce Hoskins, University of Maine
Becky Sideman, University of New Hampshire Extension
What’s New and What’s Needed?
Grower Insights: Optimizing our High Tunnel Production Systems
Tasha Dunning, Spring Ledge Farm, New London, NH
Christa Alexander, Jericho Settlers’ Farm, Jericho, VT
Nate Drummond, Six River Farm, Bowdoinham, ME
Frédéric Jobin-Lawler, L’Abri-Végetal, Compton, Québec
The Next Quagmire: How to Water Tunnels Effectively
Stephanie Burnett, University of Maine
Mark Hutton, University of Maine

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners
Northeast SARE, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
University of New Hampshire Extension
University of Vermont Extension


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