Fall tomato school offered by Walton County Extension office

August 14, 2014

tomatoesDates: Sept. 2, Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct 28
Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

This fall don’t miss the opportunity to learn, while getting your hands dirty, how to grow tomatoes. Gulf Coast Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises presents Fall Tomato School beginning September 2nd.  This workshop is intended to teach small farmers and other interested participants how to produce high quality tomatoes for fresh market. Not only will participants learn from University of Florida/IFAS specialists on the topic but will also get the chance to try their new skills in a working tomato production high tunnel with hybrids varieties and heirloom varieties.  The following subjects will be discussed:
September 2 – Transplanting, Plasticulture and Drip irrigation, and Varieties
September 23 – Nutrition (fertigation and deficiency symptoms), Diseases and control, and spraying and calibration
October 7 – Staking and trellising, Pruning, IPM and insect scouting.
October 28 – Harvesting, Post-Harvest and storage, and marketing.
Location: UF/IFAS Walton County Extension Office, 732 N. 9th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
$10 per class for an individual
$30 for all 4 classes for an individual
$45 for all 4 classes for a couple
*Pre-registration is required by Friday, August 29th. Call 850-892-8172 to register. For more information about this workshop contact Eddie Powell or email pep5@ufl.edu