University of Maryland Extension

High Tunnel Grafted Tomato Workshop - Frostburg

When: 
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where: 
Frostburg Grows Facility
Address: 
Frostburg Grows
Exit 34 off I68 - South
Frostburg, MD 21532
United States
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
Willie Lantz, Extension Educator
Description/Notes: 

 University of Maryland Extension in Garrett County will be hosting two farm visits on growing tomatoes in high tunnels with a focus grafted tomatoes on Tuesday, August 25th.  While tomatoes are one of the most productive and profitable crops in high tunnels, some varieties and types of tomatoes can have improved production with grafting.  Grafted plants take advantage of the characteristics of soil disease resistance and increased water uptake during periods of limited water.  At the two farm visits, participants will be able to observe grafted and non-grafted varieties in high tunnels.  Dr. Jerry Brust, University of Maryland Vegetable Specialist will be on hand to answer questions.  Jerry has years of experience in growing tomatoes and has conducted research on tomatoes in high tunnels.  

The workshop will be held at Frostburg Grows starting at 3 pm.  Frostburg Grows is a high tunnel vegetable production project operated by Frostburg State University and Western Maryland RC&D.  Frostburg Grows is located south of I68 at Exit 34.  

If you have questions or need directions, please contact the Garrett County Extension office at 301-334-6960 or email Susan Codington at susanp@umd.edu.  We would like everyone to RSVP by calling or e-mailing. 

 

 

Cost: 
No Cost
Contact: 
Willie Lantz or Susan Coddington
Contact Email: 
susanp@umd.edu
Contact Phone: 
301-334-6960
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