Thursday, May 26, 2016
9 a.m. EST, meet at Laurel County Extension Office. This is an opportunity for agents to be trained in various aspects of greenhouse vegetable production; the training will also serve as a field day for growers. Agenda: 9 a.m. – Leave from Laurel County Extension Office via carpool to cooperator's site. 9:30 – 9:45 a.m., Shubin K. Saha – Discussion of site and environmental control: old strip mine location, wood burning furnace, sub heat with hot water, and other environmental management 9:45 a.m., Break into sub-groups with rotation through specialists, from 9:45 – 10:15 a.m., 10:15 – 10:45 a.m., 10:45 – 11:15 a.m., 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Shubin K. Saha – Discussion of leachate method for irrigation management, varying containers, alternative soilless substrates, grafting, irrigation uniformity, trellising and pruning Ric Bessin and John Obrycki – General arthropod pest management of greenhouse vegetable crops using an IPM approach, pollination, and biological control of arthropod pests Emily Pfeuffer – General disease management of greenhouse tomatoes and other vegetables using an IPM approach Steve Berberich – Water quality, tissue testing, and fertilization 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. tomato taste testing Growers should RSVP by May 22nd to Laurel County Horticulture Agent Bonnie Sigmon at or 606-864-4167.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
5-7:30 p.m. EDT, at Waylon Martin’s farm, 900 South Fork Creek Road, Liberty, KY 42539. For more information, visit
Friday, June 10, 2016
3 to 5 p.m. EDT, at David Chappell’s greenhouse, 3320 Hwy 127 N Owenton, KY 40359. For details, visit
Monday, June 13, 2016
6 p.m., Robinson Center Auditorium, 176 Robinson Road, Jackson, KY. Speaker: Dr. Shubin Saha, UK. Part of the Mountain Monday Series. For more information, call (606) 666-2438, Ext 285.