October 13, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
In certain situations, pathogens in the soil can be a limitation to crop production, especially for vegetables. Even with recommended control methods, soil pathogens can be difficult to manage. Diagnosis of specific pathogens can be problematic due to the absence of above-ground symptoms such as stunting of plant(s), chlorosis, or yellowing of leaves, and wilting. Unfortunately, most soil-borne pathogens such as fusarium, verticillium, and pythium survive for long periods of time in the soil. Strategies to increase soil health condition to enhance soil quality and survival of micro-organisms that inhabit the soil will go a long way towards the management of disease-causing pathogens in the soil. What are these pathogenic organisms, and what soil additives can improve soil health?
Join us when University of Illinois Local Food Systems/Small Farms Extension Educators Laurie George and James Theuri discuss different soil pathogens that can cause production issues in vegetables, as well as present non-chemical ways of suppressing some of the more common soilborne disease-causing organisms. Discussions will also include biological control of bacterial and fungal organisms.
This online webinar will be presented on October 13, 2016, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. CST. There will be no cost to attend the program, but pre-registration is required by October 11, 2016 to receive webinar access information. Please register by using the following link: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=14944You attend the workshops from your home. You will need a computer with high-speed internet access and a way to listen to the presentation via your computer.
Does having a juicy tomato a month before the Farmers Market starts sound appealing? Then try a hoophouse – small or large. It will allow you to extend the growing season into early or late winter. The local food movement, the emergence of Farmers Markets (which many consumers would like to have year round) and the availability of cost-share support for a hoophouse setup from NRCS have allowed extra food to be locally-produced more than ever before. So, what is a hoophouse, and what styles are available, whether fixed or movable? What can be grown in them? When and how? Can I erect a hoophouse in my backyard? What resources are available? Zachary Grant, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems/Small Farms educator, will discuss hoophouses, and answer questions.
University of Illinois Extension, Kankakee County presents this online webinar on October 20, 2016, from noon to 1:00 p.m. CST. There will be no cost to attend the program, but pre-registration is required by October 17, 2016 to receive webinar access information. Please register by using the following link: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=14958
You attend this workshop from your home. You will need a computer with high-speed internet access and a way to listen to the presentation via your computer. For more information, email James Theuri at firstname.lastname@example.org.