|Quad Cities Vegetable Transplant Production Workshop Feb. 22|
|News Releases - Agribusiness|
|Written by Amanda Heitz|
|Friday, 25 January 2013 15:31|
Vegetable producers in the Quad Cities can learn how to grow quality transplants at an Iowa
State University Extension and Outreach workshop planned for Friday, Feb. 22, in Bettendorf.
Ajay Nair and Patrick O’Malley, horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and
Outreach, are hosting the Vegetable Transplant Production Workshop in partnership with
University of Illinois Extension.
"Transplant production plays a key role in a successful vegetable production system,” Nair said.
“Growing healthy, disease free and quality transplants are the first step growers have to take to
achieve higher yields and productivity.”
The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Scott County Extension Office, 875
Tanglefoot Lane, Bettendorf. Sessions will focus on nutrient medium, lighting, pests, diseases
and proper hardening techniques for transplants. In addition to Nair and O’Malley, presenters
include Donald Lewis, extension entomologist, and Mark Gleason, extension plant pathologist,
Iowa State University; and Sam Shroyer, FarmTek of Dyersville. The complete agenda is
“Growing high quality plants requires skill, proper care and knowledge of the fundamentals of
plant growth and management,” Nair said. “This educational workshop will help growers learn
how to successfully grow strong and healthy transplants.”
The workshop fee is $30 through Feb. 15 and $35 after that date. Online registration is available
at http://transplantproduction.eventbrite.com/. Deadline for registering is Feb. 20. For more
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