Monday, February 23, 2009


Horticulture How-To’s
High Tunnels for Season Extension
April 3, Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Tioga
56 Main St, Owego
Learn how to earn more income by lengthening the growing
season inside ‘tunnels,’ greenhouse-like structures used for
growing fruits and vegetables. Judson Reid, extension educator
with the Cornell Vegetable Team, will talk about the pros
and cons of different tunnel designs. Chris Wein, Cornell professor
of Horticulture, will show different ways to manage both the high and low temperatures in a tunnel.
Molly Shaw, South Central NY Ag Team, will discuss low tunnels and caterpillar tunnels, low cost alternatives
to high tunnels. Laura McDermott, Eastern NY Berry Specialist, will help you calculate how
much income a tunnel will actually earn you.
In the afternoon, visit different tunnel structures at Our Green Acres and see the spinach ready to harvest in
the tunnel at Purdy’s Produce.
This workshop is free to farmer participants and includes a light lunch thanks to funds from the NY Farm
Viability Institute. Please pre-register at 607-687-4020.

Deer Fencing

April 22, Wednesday, 4-7 p.m.
Plenty of Posies
395 Shaffer Rd, Newfield
See three different styles of deer fence. Compare construction techniques,
prices, and efficacy for different fence styles. Learn the components of an
electric fencing and see an economical alternative to high tensile fencing.
No fee, but please pre-register at 607-687-4020.

Irrigation Options
May 20, Wednesday, 4-7 p.m.
Cornell’s Freeville Farm
133 Fall Creek Rd
Learn from Steve McKay, Cornell Farm manager, what it takes to set up various
types of irrigation systems. Solid set irrigation with electric and PTOoperated
pumps, trickle irrigation, and small and medium irrigation reels will
be demonstrated.
No fee, but please pre-register at 607-687-4020.

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