DVD Greenhouse Tomato Survival Kit
The latest information on growing greenhouse tomatoes
Dear Greenhouse Tomato Grower:
A complete 10 DVD Greenhouse Tomato Survival Kit is available to help greenhouse vegetable growers succeed in the business of raising high quality tomatoes and other greenhouse vegetables. The DVD’s include all of the speakers and presentations from a recent three-day Greenhouse Tomato Short Course.
You can order the DVD set for $75, which includes shipping within the U.S. and Canada.
The Greenhouse Tomato Short Course is a national conference with growers and exhibitors participating from over 25 states, Canada, and other countries. If you are unable to come to the Short Course, this is your chance to have reference materials at your fingertips to help you succeed.
To order, download and use the Order Form (PDF), and send it with a check or money order to Dr. Richard G. Snyder, Professor & Vegetable Specialist, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box 231, Crystal Springs, MS 39059.
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