Hagerstown, Md. (January 17, 2014) – The Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development is pleased to announce the Southern Maryland Vegetable & Fruit Meeting will be held February 5, 2014, at the Bowie Elks Lodge #2309 in Gambrills, Md.
Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to visit sponsor displays. The day’s schedule also includes the following workshops:
8:45 a.m. Welcome
9:00 a.m. Growing Blueberries
9:30 a.m. Do’s and Don’ts of Vineyard Establishment
10:00 a.m. Problem of Gold Flecking Tomatoes
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Key Vegetable Diseases & Fungicide Update
11:45 a.m. Hot Water Seed Treatment Demo
12:00 p.m. Lunch & Visit Sponsor Displays
1:00 p.m. Food Safety Certifications & Water Quality Research in Md.
1:30 p.m. Winter Cover Crops Influence on Pest Suppression, Soil Quality & Yield
2:00 p.m. Surround on Apples for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Control
2:30 p.m. Vegetable Weed Control Options
3:00 p.m. Hops Production
3:30 p.m. Nutrient Management & Pesticide Law
To register, call Washington County University of Maryland Extension Office at 301-791-1304 no later than February 3, 2014 or Georgeann Browning, UME, Anne Arundel County at 410-222-3900. Tickets will be held at the door. Registration is $15 per person in advance and includes lunch.
For those in the agriculture community interested in more information contact Leslie Hart, Agricultural Business Development Specialist at: 301-432-4782 or email@example.com.
About the Washington County Department of Business Development,
Agricultural Business Development
Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development is a County agency providing assistance to new and expanding businesses throughout Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. The DBD, Agricultural Business Development is responsible for developing, marketing, and managing economic development strategies and implementing marketing programs to attract, retain, preserve and grow agricultural enterprises and related industries. The DBD interacts with a vast network of public, private and nonprofit organizations to address the agricultural and business needs of the community, as well as attract new companies to the county. Visit www.hagerstownedc.org/agricultural-marketing for more information.
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