2019 Greenhouse Vegetable Production Agent Training

— Written By Mary Lorscheider

On January 22 & 23, Extension Specialists conducted a two day agent training focused on production of greenhouse vegetables including cucumber at the NC State Horticulture Headhouse. The program agenda on the first day included Variety Selection of Vegetables for the Greenhouse by NC State Vegetable Extension Specialist Dr. Chris Gunter and Disease Management of Cucumber in the Greenhouse by NC State Vegetable Extension Pathologist Dr. Lina Quesada. Other presentations included Lighting Requirements by NC State Assistant Professor Dr. Ricardo Hernandez and Insect & Mite Management on Vegetables in the Greenhouse by NC State Entomology Professor Dr. Jim Walgenbach. On the second  day agents visited two greenhouse operations, Billy Woods in Castalia, NC and Sunburst Tomatoes in Spring Hope, NC. This training was funded through the Extension Vegetable Crops Working Group