Seed Variety Selection for Disease Resistance

September 5, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join Jodi Lew-Smith, Director of Research and Production at High Mowing Seeds, along with Vern Grubinger and Anne Hazelrigg from UVM Extension, for a thorough discussion on choosing and producing seeds for disease resistance. They will cover the processes and approaches for selecting for resistance, including evaluation of known resistance and observance of unexpected resistance, single-trait resistance versus multi-trait resistance, and ways to promote disease resistance in your own operation. Then tour through High Mowing’s five acres of land dedicated to trialing and breeding to see methods and approaches used in their operation.

Presented in cooperation with UVM Extension, the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association, and USDA Risk Management Agency.

Directions:

From Morrisville - Drive east on highway 15 through the town Wolcott. Continue on 15 past Fischer Covered Bridge on your right and High Mowing Organic Seeds warehouse on your left. Turn left on Marsh Rd. Follow Marsh road up hill continuing to bear left wherever the road forks. When the road stops going uphill, continue past the Steve Hill farm on your right until you see the VT Land Trust sign on the left. High Mowing Organic Seeds Trials & Showcase Garden is the next driveway on your left. 

From Hardwick - Drive west on highway 15. Turn right on Marsh Rd. Follow Marsh road up hill continuing to bear left wherever the road forks. When the road stops going uphill, continue past the Steve Hill farm on your right until you see the VT Land Trust sign on the left. High Mowing Organic Seeds Trials & Showcase Garden is the next driveway on your left.

High Mowing Organic SeedsWolcott, VT
Cost: 
Free for farmers and VVBGA members; $10 NOFA-VT members; $20 non-members
Contact: 
NOFA-VT
Contact Email: 
info@nofavt.org
Contact Phone: 
(802) 434-4122