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CCE Lewis Holding Workshop October 27 on Extending the Growing Season in NNY with High Tunnels


Published: September 27, 2021 at 02:00 p.m.

By: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County


Cornell Cooperative Extension

Lewis County


















September 17, 2021

Extending the Season in Northern NY with High Tunnels

at the JCC Educational Center, 7395 East Road, Lowville, NY 13367 on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021  2-4 pm


Join CCE vegetable specialists Judson Reid and Elisabeth Hodgdon for an afternoon focused on maximizing vegetable yields in high tunnels to get the most out of the growing season. Growing in high tunnels offers several benefits: Reduced disease pressure, warmer temperatures and greater environmental control, increased crop yield, and season extension. However, managing high tunnel crops differs in comparison to field crops in several ways. Careful attention to irrigation, soil fertility, ventilation, variety selection, and pruning methods are needed to grow quality crops. In this program, Jud will discuss common pitfalls seen on farms and how to avoid them so that your tomatoes, cucumbers, and other warm season crops continue to produce quality crops throughout the summer and into the fall. Elisabeth will end the program by presenting variety trial research on early spring high tunnel salad cabbages and sprouting broccoli. These brassica crops present an exciting opportunity to increase May and June retail market offerings.

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To register: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/HighTunnel_223


Cost: $10 per person  pre-registration / Walk in that day $20 per person


Text Box: To register for the event by using QR CodePlease register by October 25th to help us plan for refreshments.


Questions? Contact Mellissa Spence at email: mms427@cornell.edu or phone:315-376-5270


This program is sponsored in part by the Northern NY Agricultural Development Program.






For more information or any questions, contact Lewis County Cooperative Extension at 315-376-5270 or visit our website at www.ccelewis.org.



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