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Greenhouse Seedling Production – Southern New England Vegetable Growers Webinar Series

February 11, 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: Greenhouse Seedling Production: compost-based potting mix, nutrient management, chlorination, and tray selection

When: February 11, 3:30-5pm
Presenters: Rosa Raudales of UConn Extension, and Andy Radin of URI Extension

Adequate nutrient levels in substrates are achieved by providing the right amount and type of the fertilizers and maintaining an optimum pH. Rosa Raudales will discuss how to: use water quality to develop nutrient programs with conventional fertilizers, safely and effectively inject chlorine in irrigation systems, and choose the plug-trays sizes for seedling. Additionally, there are many commercially available compost-based mixes on the market, and many growers also create their own. Sometimes they work better than others (both commercial and farm-made). Why? Andy Radin will discuss factors to consider if you use these types of mixes.

Agenda available here: ag.umass.edu/vegetable/events/greenhouse-seedling-production

Registration: Click here to register for this meeting.

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

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