Organic IPM Workshop in Valle Crucis

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In conjunction with the BRWIA CRAFT program, Cooperative Extension presents an afternoon workshop on Organic and low-input Integrated Pest Management for vegetable and flower operations.

Insect scouting on plant

Integrated Pest Management – June 25th, 2017, 4:30 PM

By late June, many High Country fruit and vegetable crops are approaching maturity or yielding harvests. But diseases, insects, and weeds are also on the march. On Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 4:30 PM join NC Cooperative Extension Agents Richard Boylan and Eli Snyder, along with farmers Francis Mangogna and Kathleen Petermann of Waxwing Farm for a CRAFT workshop on crops and scouting for weed, disease, and insect pressures. Threshold levels for taking action on farms and organic options for control will be discussed in this interactive workshop. A potluck dinner will follow, so bring a dish to share if you can.

FIG Farm stands for Farmer Incubator and Grower Farm and is designed to provide beginning farmers with a relatively low-risk entry avenue for new producers by providing land, production and marketing infrastructure to help farmers establish lasting farm enterprises in the High Country.

​Farms: FIG (Farmer Incubator & Grower Project) and Waxwing Farm
Hosts: Richard Boylan, Francis Mangogna, Kathleen Petermann, and Eli Snyder
Location: Dutch Creek Road, Valle Crucis 28604
Time: 4:30 PM, potluck to follow

To register, please visit the following link:  Register here
For questions, contact Blue Ridge Women in Ag at 828-386-1537 or Richard Boylan at 828-264-3061.

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Photo of Richard BoylanRichard BoylanArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture Serves 2 CountiesBased out of Watauga County(828) 264-3061 richard_boylan@ncsu.eduWatauga County, North Carolina
Posted on Jun 15, 2017
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