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Identifying Vegetable Pests and Diseases & How to choose Vegetable Varietie...

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UVM Horticulture Research Center

65 Green Mountain Dr

South Burlington, VT 05403

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Do you get a little lost looking at seed catalogs trying to figure out what varieties to grow every year? There are so many considerations; Does it taste good? Is this for summer or fall harvest? Is this seed organic or conventional? What are the number of days to harvest? Is it adapted to the Vermont climate? Is it disease resistant? Will it store well? Is it easy to grow? Is it a hybrid or an open pollinated variety? Come join us and get advice from a seasoned Vermont farmer, Becky Maden on how to choose the best vegetable varieties for your home garden and be more prepared when those seed catalogs arrive next year. We may even have a few varieties for you to taste and compare!

Stumped every year by vegetable pests and diseases? This hands-on class will give you tips and tricks for identifying diseases in the field. Come and see for yourself what diseases look like and discuss them with the experts, UVM Extension Plant pathologist Ann Hazelrigg and Gabriella Maia.


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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please park in the parking near the main building. We will be meeting in the white tent on the lawn.


What should I bring? What about the weather?

We will meet rain or shine and be outside so please come dressed appropriately for the weather. Hats and water if sunny, raincoats, boots and umbrellas if rainy. Sturdy close toes shoes are recommended for the farm.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but please check in with Beret when you arrive so she can mark you off on the list.


What if I sign up but can't make it to the event?

No problem, if can't make it please let us know in advance. Email Beret (beret.halverson@uvm.edu).

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Beret Halvorsen or Lisa Chouinard at 802-656-9562 by three weeks before the program you wish to attend so we may assist you.

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