High Tunnel Winter Greens Workshop
January 9, 2023
9am - 12pm
(addl attendee $20.00 ea.)
HostEastern New York Commercial Horticulture
Winter greens production has greatly expanded in the Northeast with increased construction of high tunnels on farms and demand for year-round local food from consumers. In this workshop, we will address common pest and disease problems that arise with winter growing, how to reduce food safety risk in your leafy greens, and tips for marketing and packaging greens to increase sales in the winter months.
1.5 DEC credits in categories 1A, 10, and 23
8:45 - 9:00 am: Log on early to sign in for pesticide credits
9 am - 9:10: Welcome and introductions, Elisabeth Hodgdon, CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program
9:10 - 9:40: Managing disease in high tunnel winter greens, Margaret McGrath, Cornell Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center
9:40 - 10:10: Biological control of aphids on winter greens in high tunnels, Carol Glenister, IPM Labs
10:10 - 10:15: Break
10:15 - 10:45: Food safety considerations for leafy greens, Elisabeth Hodgdon, CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program
10:45 - 11:15: Wash pack efficiency and food safety at Wild Work Farm, Lissa Goldstein, Wild Work Farm
11:15 - 11:45: Marketing, packaging, and pricing winter greens, Lindsey Pashow, CCE Harvest New York
11:45 - Noon: Final remarks and pesticide credit sign out
If you have questions or require accommodations for this workshop, please contact Elisabeth Hodgdon at email@example.com or (518) 650-5323.
Sponsored by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program
Virtual Program Recertification Credit Protocol:
- Participants will pre-register for the meeting, and will be required to enter their Pesticide Applicator ID # when registering if they wish to receive NYSDEC credit. Each employee will need to register for each zoom session separately, and watch from their own unique device to receive credit.
- Prior to the meeting date, participants seeking NYSDEC recertification credits will be required to email or text a fully legible image of their pesticide applicator ID to Elisabeth Hodgdon, which must match the ID # they registered for the meeting with to verify their identity.
- At the start and end of the meeting, the webinar host will enter a Qualtrics survey link into the zoom chatbox. Growers seeking credits will need to click on the link, and then enter their full name and DEC ID number into the survey. These surveys allow us to verify grower identity, and provides the sponsor a time stamp of when growers submitted their response. This will allow the sponsor to determine if growers entered the meeting room on time, and remained signed on throughout the full meeting.
- A course attendee roster, listing all of the applicants who successfully met the above conditions, will be filled out by Elisabeth Hodgdon, and will be emailed to the New York DEC Bureau of Pesticides Management.
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