This webinar will focus on practical strategies for growing tomatoes, peppers, and melons. In addition to offering simple tips and tricks that will save you time and improve yields, our experts will share updates on new varieties trials taking place at our research farm in Monmouth, Maine. This presentation has something to offer all levels of gardeners – whether this is your 50th season or your first!
Peyton Ginakes is a Research Associate in the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension program. She conducts applied research to address knowledge gaps in specialty crop production for Maine farmers. Much of her ongoing research is centered on vegetable crop trials with the goal of identifying promising varieties and cultural practices.
Mark Hutton, Associate Professor of Vegetable Crops and Extension Vegetable Specialist Mark also serves as associate dean for research in the University of Maine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and associate director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. Mark is based at Highmoor Farm in Monmouth where his professional Interests are: sustainable vegetable production practices, plant breeding and insect biocontrol. His research focuses on intercropping, living mulches, and sequential cropping for improved yields, quality, and reduced agrochemical inputs. He also evaluates and develops improved management strategies for hoop house crop production.
Registration is required with a sliding scale program fee ($0 – $10). Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for a webinar. All sessions will be recorded and shared with participants following the event. If you are unable to attend the live session, please register to receive a copy of the recording and a resource list.