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Conference Agenda

28th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Short Course

March 6 - 7, 2018
Eagle Ridge Conference Center Raymond, MS

 

The talks presented at the 2018 Greenhouse Tomato Short Course are listed below. They are password protected (password was given out during the Short Course).

 

Download the 2018 Agenda PDF

 

Tuesday, March 6

8:30 - REGISTRATION and COFFEE

9:00
Kickoff the GHSC!
Moderator: Dr. Richard G. Snyder, Professor & Vegetable Specialist, MSU

9:10
Welcome from Central MS R&E Center
Dr. Sherry Surrette, Head, Central Mississippi Research & Extension Center, Mississippi State University

9:20
Welcome from Mississippi State University
Dr. Gary Jackson, Director,
Mississippi State University Extension

 9:30
Greenhouse Tomatoes? You’ve Come To The Right Place
Dr. Richard G. Snyder, Professor & Vegetable Specialist, Mississippi State University

10:15
Do You Know the Mechanics of Your Greenhouse?
Steve Froehlich, Engineer, Hydrosun Hydroponics, Inc., Grasston, MN

11:00
Break -- Visit Exhibitors

11:15
Greenhouse Design Basics
Dr. Richard Harkess, MSU Horticulture Professor

12:15
LUNCH -- Eagle Ridge, lower level
Visit Exhibitors after lunch!

1:30
Exhibitor Show & Tell
Exhibitors Present Their Products

 2:00
Grower’s Perspective
Leigh Bailey and Jamie Redmond, Salad Days, Flora, MS

2:45
Greenhouse vs. High Tunnel – What’s Right For You?
Dr. Joe Kemble, Extension Vegetable Specialist, Auburn University

3:30
Depart for Tour of Salad Days

  • Pick up directions at registration area.
  • Limited parking! Do not drive alone! We will carpool as much as possible to the greenhouse.

4:30
Arrive at Salad Days, 256 First St., Flora, MS Leigh Bailey and Jamie Redmond, Salad Days, Flora, MS

6:00 Supper
Depart greenhouse for supper (on your own) at Bill's Creole and Steak Depot, 471 Railroad Ave, Flora, MS
0.7 miles north of Salad Days

 

Wednesday, March 7

8:30 - REGISTRATION and coffee

8:50
Day #2 – Ready for More Learning?
Moderator: Dr. Richard G. Snyder, Professor & Vegetable Specialist, MSU

9:00
Are Your Plants Performing at Peak Efficiency?
Steve Froehlich, Engineer, Hydrosun Hydroponics, Inc., Grasston, MN

9:45
The ABC's of N-P-K
Dr. Joe Kemble, Extension Vegetable Specialist, Auburn University

10:30
Break -- Visit Exhibitors

11:00
Greenhouse Tomatoes Budgets and Other Economics
Dr. Elizabeth Canales, Extension Agricultural Economist, Mississippi State University

12:00
LUNCH -- Eagle Ridge, lower level
Visit Exhibitors after lunch!

1:15
Digital Marketing using Social Media
Lauren Colby Nickels, Extension Instructor, MSU Center for Technology Outreach

Pest Management Workshop

2:00
Insect Pests of Greenhouse Tomatoes
Dr. Blake Layton, Extension Entomologist, Mississippi State University

2:45
Break -- Visit Exhibitors

3:00
Disease Management in Greenhouse Tomatoes
Dr. Rebecca Melanson, Extension Plant Pathologist, Mississippi State University

3:45
Diagnostic Testing for Viral and Bacterial Pathogens of Tomato
Robert Emmitt, Plant Pathologist
Agdia Inc., Elkhart, IN

4:30
Panel Discussion - General Discussion: Questions and Answers – Speakers who are still present will participate.

Dr. Joe Kemble, Steve Froehlich, Dr. Blake Layton, Robert Emmitt, Leigh Bailey, Jamie Redmond, Dr. Richard Harkess, Lauren Colby Nickels, Dr. Rebecca Melanson, Dr. Elizabeth Canales, and Dr. Rick Snyder

 

Greenhouse Tomato Short Course 2018
Sponsored by
Central Mississippi Research & Extension Center
Mississippi State University Extension Service

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Publications

News

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Filed Under: Fruit, Local Flavor, Specialty Crop Production, Farmers Markets June 15, 2018

 Blueberry growers in Mississippi are having a successful season thanks to good harvesting conditions, crop quality and market prices.

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Filed Under: Peanuts, Nuisance Wildlife and Damage Management May 25, 2018

ABERDEEN, Miss. -- Peanut growers are experiencing a mixed bag of conditions across the southeastern United States in general and Mississippi in particular.

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Filed Under: Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Crops, Farming May 22, 2018

We’re excited to announce MSU Extension has recently launched the Mississippi Crop Situation Podcast!

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Filed Under: Crops, Cotton May 18, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Growers may be on their way to planting more cotton in Mississippi soil than they have in 11 years, despite a late start.

Darrin Dodds, cotton specialist for the Mississippi State University Extension Service, estimated that growers will plant 700,000 acres of cotton this year. If that much gets harvested, it will be the best total since 2006, when the state produced 1.2 million acres of cotton. Last year, Mississippi cotton producers harvested 625,000 acres.

Filed Under: Crops, Insects-Crop Pests, Plant Diseases May 14, 2018

Two half-day training sessions next month will provide expertise on pest and disease control on small farms.

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Greenhouse Tomatoes and other vegetables, Field Vegetables, Mushrooms