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Organic Tomato Foliar Pathogen IPM Webinar

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

Join eOrganic for webinar on how to manage foliar pathogens organically! Effectively managing foliar pathogens is one of the biggest challenges facing organic tomato growers. This webinar will provide an overview of practices that can help synergistically address this...

Farmer to non-farmer – The Role of Farmer Identity on Conservation

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT

The trend to multifunctional rural landscapes in developed countries is characterized, in part, by the contrasting values, land uses and land management practices of rural property owners. In agricultural regions, it seems these trends are, at least in part, an expression of...

Conducting On-Farm Variety Trials to Manage Risk for Organic and Specialty Crop Producers Part 1

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

Join eOrganic for a 2-part webinar on how to conduct on-farm variety trials to reduce risk on organic and specialty crop farms. The goal of this two-part webinar series is to provide horticultural crop and small grain growers with the skills and information necessary to...

Turfgrass Tuesday, Doing More with Less in Sports Turf

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:00 am EDT - Presented by Michael Goatley

This is the monthly Turfgrass Tuesday hosted by the VT Turf Team. For March 2018 we will feature Mike Skelton, from VA Culpeper County Parks and Rec. He will be giving his presentation on "Doing More with Less in Sports Turf". Mike discusses time, labor, and money...

Determining Causes of Deep‐pit Swine Manure Foaming Issues and Potential Mitigation Strategies

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Daniel Andersen

As early as 2006, there have been incident reports of explosions, fires, and/or blue flames moving across manure surfaces in deep-pit swine facilities. In 2010, major explosions occurred damaging buildings from melted pipes to complete 100% loss. A task force of nine...

Mid-Atlantic Composting and Compost Use Webinar Series: Webinar 10 – Compost Quality and Standards

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

Please join us for the tenth webinar in our Composting and Compost Use series. In this webinar, the presenter will describe biological, chemical and physical attributes that can be used to categorize the quality of compost. Test methods for evaluating compost quality and...

Equipment Sanitation

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Meaghan Anderson, Angie Johnson, Kevin Jarek, Wayne Ohnesorg

Modern production agriculture relies heavily on machinery, large and small, to raise crops. These machines are capable of transporting unwanted pests from one field to another. For example, combines are one of the largest and most impressive machines on a farm. These large...

Evaluating Outreach Programs: The Current 35 - North Central Region Water Network

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

Whether you’re leading outreach and leadership programs or technological programming and support, evaluation is key to understanding impact and cultivating improvement. This month’s The Current webinar reviewed successful mixed methods evaluation techniques that integrate...

Nature & Health in Communities: A Review of Best Available Science

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

The research on nature experiences and public health outcomes is emerging as a major influence in community policy and planning. Acknowledging that nature is good for people is not new, but the science can help Extension Agents build a stronger and better case for integrating...

What Specialty Crop Enterprise is Right for You Webinar- MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm EDT

Growing specialty crops can provide a great niche for farms providing an opportunity to diversify and profit.The USDA defines specialty crops as “fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).” By participating in this...

State of the State: Water Conservation Programs and Resources in the State of Utah

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm EDT

The State of Utah has several resources and programs available to communities and citizens to empower water efficiency statewide. One of the programs, Utah Water Use: Fame or Shame Report, will be entering its second summer, and has resulted in some interesting data and...

Redefining Rural Food Deserts by Transportation Networks

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

Our project revealed that existing definitions of food deserts are not sufficiently sensitive to the nature of grocery travel behavior among rural residents. Our research suggests that rural residents employ a range of strategies to overcome the challenge of living at some...

Prepping For A Healthy Fruit Harvest

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Marion Murray

Pruning trees, applying dormant sprays – these are not the only tasks for your fruit trees this time of year. Get a leg up on what you might need for an entire season of pest management for all fruit tree species, from pre-bloom to fall. Whether you grow fruits conventionally...

Identifying & Managing the Bronze Birch Borer

Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Nicole Sanchez

This webinar is part of the Spring 2018 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University ExtensionThe Bronze Birch Borer is a wood-boring beetle spreading across the Pacific Northwest that can devastate landscape plantings of...