NH Vegetable & Berry Growers Association Twilight Meeting: New farm technology for vegetable and fruit production field day


Brookdale Fruit Farm
38 Broad Street
Hollis, NH 03049
United States

Join us as we explore new equipment, tools and technology that have entered the fruit and vegetable production workspace. This 4-hour long field day will consist of equipment demonstrations from various equipment manufacturers and presentations on irrigation efficiency, farm automation and integrated pest management. Discussion and demonstrations will take place at multiple locations around the farm and 2 wagons will be provided for transportation to and from the locations.   


3:00 pm: Welcome and Introductions

Trevor Hardy, Brookdale Fruit farm and Kyle Quigley UNHCE field specialist

3-4:30pm: Stop One

Forigo stone burier- Dan Chisholm, Forigo Italy

Forigo Modula- Dan Chisholm, Forigo Italy 

Flail Mowers for cover crop termination- Dan Chisholm and Nicola Rinieri, Rinieri Equipment 

Weed mat between plasticulture row as an alternative to herbicide- Trevor Hardy, Brookdale fruit farm

4:30-5:45pm: Stop Two

Drip fertigation and chemigation filter automation-Anthony Tasselli and Bill Wolfram, Toro irrigation

Tempus Automation-Anthony Tasselli, Toro Automation

in-field Temperature and soil moisture sensors-Trevor Hardy Brookdale fruit farm

5:45-6pm: Stop Three

How and why to use insect trapping as a fundamental component of an effective integrated pest management program- Kyle Quigley, UNHCE

6-7 PM: Stop Four

Alternative cultivation and mowing practices-Nicola Rinieri, Rinieri Equipment

Deer deterrent alternative products-Kevin Rodak, Helena Chemical

7pm: Stop Five

Vendor displays, refreshments, closing remarks and adjourn

2.5 Pesticide applicator recertification credits approved for this meeting

Rows of crops