Extension to Offer High Tunnel Twilights Across State

2/2/2013 7:00 AM

Penn State Extension’s Vegetable and Small Fruit Team and Women in Ag Network are offering a series of on-farm twilight meetings on high tunnels.

At each meeting, the grower will discuss the farm’s experiences with high tunnels and a visiting speaker will speak on a special topic.

To register for individual twilights, call the contact for the meeting. In most cases, there is no cost to attend, and walk-ins also will be welcome.

Topics, times, hosts, locations and specialists are:

Pest management, 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, optional potluck to follow, Katie College, Stoney Creek Valley Farm, 1170 Stoney Creek Road, Dauphin, Pa., with specialist Carol Glenister of IPM Labs. Register at or contact Patty Neiner at prn103<\@> or 814-865-7031 for more information.

Franklin County high tunnel twilight, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, Joe Brubaker, 10333 Wayne Highway, Waynesboro, Pa. Contact: Steve Bogash at 717- 263-9226 for more information.

Strawberries, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, Brian Fulmer, Juniperdale Farm, 653 Jones Hill Road, Pen Argyl, Pa., with specialist Kathy Demchack of Penn State Extension. Contact Tianna DuPont at 610-746-1970 or northamptonext<\@> for more information.

Orientation, Construction, Planting Arrangements, 2-5 p.m. Thursday, April 11, Jill Landis, Living Hope Farm, 461 Indian Creek Road, Harleysville, Pa., with specialist Andrew Frankenfield, Penn State Extension, Montgomery County. Contact: Tianna DuPont at 610-746-1970 or northamptonext<\@> for more information.

Bradford County twilight, early May, host and location to be announced later. For more information, contact Tom Maloney at tjm2<\@> or 570-265-2896.

Tomato Trellising, 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, Leslie Zuck, Common Ground Farm, 176 Zuck Road, Spring Mills, Pa. Contact Patty Neiner at prn103<\@> for more information.

Cut flowers and berries, 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, George and Melanie Devault, Pheasant Hill Farm, 3502 Main Road E, Emmaus, Pa., specialist Kathy Demchak, Penn State Extension on spotted wing drosophila, a new pest of berries. Contact Tianna DuPont at 610-746-1970 or northamptonext<\@> for more information.

High tunnel modifications for off-site management and pest management, host and location in Philadelphia area to be announced later. For more information, contact Tommy McCann at tjm161<\@>

High tunnel school, March 20-21, Westmoreland County Extension Office, 214 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, Pa., For more information, contact Bob Pollock at rcp3<\@> or Lee Stivers at 724-228-6881. Cost is $145

High Tunnel School, March 14-15, Lancaster County Extension. Contact Steve Bogash at 717-263-9226, ext. 230, for more information. Cost is $145

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