This is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high quality educational program put together by vegetable extension specialist/agents at NC State University Cooperative Extension. There will also be a trade show and a fundraiser that supports student scholarships. A sponsored lunch and awards program will be included at noon on Thursday. Pesticide credits will be available for those attending.
You can register now at the Eventbrite website.You may also register by mail by going to our website at www.nctomatoes.com and printing the registration form from our site and mailing with a check to the address on the form.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
8:30 AM Registration Opens
9:00 AM North Carolina Tomato Growers Association Board Meeting
Afternoon Education Sessions Include the Following Topics (1:00PM-4:30PM):
Managing Western Flower Thrips Resistance, Practical Food Safety Advice for Vegetable Growers, Grafted Tomatoes with Late Blight Resistance for the Organic Market, Direct Marketing Strategies, Organic and Conventional Spray Schedule for Tomatoes, Mulches for Vegetable Production, Growing Hemp: Pest Management, Market Trends, and Research Updates, Getting the Most Out of Your High Tunnel, and More.....
4:30 PM North Carolina Tomato Growers Association Business Meeting
5:00 PM Fumigation Workshop
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Morning Education Sessions Include the Following Topics (8:30AM-12:00PM):
Variety Showcase, How to Get the Most Out of Your Weed Control Program, Tomato Variety Improvement at NCSU, Breeding Specialty Tomatoes for Improved Quality and Disease Resistances, Evaluation of Commercial Tomato Hybrids for Specific NC Region Suitability, On Farm Readiness Review Program Report and More.....
12:00 PM Tomato Growers Association Luncheon
1:30 PM North Carolina Private Applicator Recertification "V" Training