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Field Day: Winter Greens Diseases and Variety Trials – Southern New England Vegetable Growers Webinar Series

January 28, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Join UConn, URI, and UMass Extensions for the Southern New England Vegetable Growers Webinar Series!

Webinars are on alternate Thursdays in January and February of 2021, from 3:30-5pm. All webinars are open to any and all vegetable growers and ag service providers. See below for descriptions and registration links. We hope to see you there!

Webinar Topic: Field Day: Winter Greens Diseases and Variety Trials

When: Thursday, January 28, 3:30-5pm
Presenters: Jim Correll of the University of Arkansas, and Genevieve Higgins and Sue Scheufele of UMass Extension

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Spinach downy mildew is an emerging pest in our region, which has the potential to destroy entire plantings quickly. Expert Jim Correll will discuss the pathogen biology, management, and share some spinach growing tips. UMass Extension has been conducting winter spinach varieties for several seasons now and we will present a summary of our findings on their growth, productivity, and downy mildew resistance, since using resistant varieties is a critical component of managing this disease effectively. We will also cover other diseases that are popping up more frequently in winter greens in recent years, including damping off, Cladosporium, and lettuce downy mildew.

Agenda available here: ag.umass.edu/vegetable/events/field-day-winter-greens-diseases-variety-trials

Registration: Click here to register for this meeting.

Visit URI Cooperative Extension’s Events page for additional webinars.

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