High Tunnels After Dark... 2020 high tunnel production conference

This year only: we’re taking the High Tunnel conference online for three weekly evening sessions. One low price ($25) will enable you to attend all three sessions.

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.  Pesticide applicator recertification credits will be available for those who attend live.

Tues, Dec. 1. 5-7 PM. Keynote and Kickoff: We welcome Dave Chapman, from Long Wind Farm in East Thetford VT, who will present: “Low tech tunnels to high tech greenhouses: choosing technologies that work for you”, and “Important business considerations for tunnel producers”. 2 PAT credits for New England growers.

Tues, Dec. 8. 5-7 PM. Diseases & Insects in High Tunnels: Cheryl Smith (UNH) presents "Diagnosing problems in high tunnels", Anna Wallingford (UNH) and Cheryl Sullivan (UVM) present “Common and uncommon insect pests of tunnels and best practices to manage them". We’ll work as a group to diagnose problems from photos submitted by participants. 2 PAT credits for New England AND New York growers.

Tues, Dec. 15. 5-7 PM. Soil, Pest and Crop Management in Tunnels: Jonathan Ebba and George Hamilton (UNH) present "5 tips to getting good spray covered in tunnels", Becky Maden (UVM) and Bruce Hoskins (UME) present "Adjusted high tunnel fertility guidelines: how are they working in practice?", and "Varieties for high tunnels" will be presented by a panel of expert seed company representatives. 2 credits for New England growers, 0.5 credits for New York growers.

GROWERS, WE WANT YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS!  In the Lightning Round, presenters have one photo or slide, and present an idea in just three minutes. Maybe you have a favorite tool, and interesting technique for pruning, or a new crop or technology that you tried. Maybe it worked, or maybe it was a spectacular failure! If you are willing to share your knowledge with the group, please tell us. To pitch your idea, please email becky.sideman@unh.edu. For the ideas we select, presenters will receive FREE registration to the conference! So please send those ideas in.

To learn more, see links above. To Register: http://bit.ly/HTAfterDark 



Rebecca Sideman
Sustainable Horticulture State Specialist
Full Extension State Spec/Prof
Phone: (603) 862-3203
Office: Agriculture, Nutrition & Food Systems, Kendall Hall Room 316, Durham, NH 03824

Heather Bryant
Fruit & Vegetable Production Field Specialist
Full Extension Field Spec
Phone: (603) 787-6944
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Shyloh Favreau
Diagnostic Services Program Manager
Asst Extension Program Mgr
Phone: (603) 862-3200
Office: UNH Cooperative Extension, Food & Agriculture, 312 Kendall Hall, Durham, NH 03824