Friday, May 31, 2019 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Registration for the Missouri Tomato School is open.
The Missouri Tomato School will be Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31, at George Washington Carver Farm, 3804 Bald Hill Road, Jefferson City, Missouri. This state-wide tomato school brings together top experts in the field with regional experts and successful local tomato farmers to teach growers and serious hobbyists how to better grow Missouri’s top selling vegetable.
Day one begins at 8:45 and will include presentations on the following topics:
-Tomato Production with Plasticulture
-Keeping a Healthy Environment in the Greenhouse
-Top Tomato Diseases and Management
-Track 1: Field Tomatoes - Tips on Managing Irrigation / How to Build a Caterpillar Tunnel
-Track 2: Greenhouse and High Tunnel tomatoes / Humidity Control / Issues with Heaters in a Greenhouse
-Herbicide contamination issues
-Powdery Mildew on Tomatoes
-Keeping 'Em Fresh - Optimizing Shelf Life for Tomatoes
Day two consists of farm tours and on-site education at Trinklein Greenhouses and Pierpont Farms from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
This conference features national and regional presenters including Dr. Rick Snyder and Dr. Joe Kemble.
Registration is $30. Registration includes lunch on day one, all presentations and handouts, farm tours on day two and the Greenhouse Tomato Handbook by Dr. Snyder (1 per family or farm).
Complete conference information and a registration form are available at webbcityfarmersmarket.com or by calling 417 483-8139.
The Missouri Tomato Conference is sponsored by the Webb City Farmers Market, University of Missouri Extension, and Lincoln University Co-operative Extension. It is underwritten by a specialty crops grant from the Missouri Department of Agriculture.