Expand your Tunnel Vision II: 2018 high tunnel production conference

Want to fine-tune your high tunnel crop production?

This conference is for high tunnel vegetable growers and agricultural service providers of all experience levels. There will be plenty of opportunities to share expertise and learn from one another.

At the Manchester Downtown Hotel 700 Elm Street – Manchester, NH. Register by November 26, 2018.

$75 for first participant, $40 for additional participants from same farm, or for students. The fee covers both days and includes lunch on Day 2. There is no discount for only attending one day.

Monday, December 3, from 1 – 6 p.m.

Test your knowledge and stump the region’s experts in three concurrent, engaging sessions focused on:

  • 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

December 4, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (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
  • Recent research in high tunnel soil management: Carol Glenister, IPM Laboratories
  • Lessons learned: Becky Sideman, UNH Extension, and Bruce Hoskins, University of Maine
  • 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 and Mark Hutton, University of Maine

PAT credits pending!

Questions? Contact Teresa Locke at 603.787.6944 or teresa.locke@unh.edu.