Vegetable Disease Management

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Managing diseases in vegetable crops can be a daunting task for growers in our area. Typical weather conditions for Western North Carolina are highly favorable for a variety of disease issues. To help growers prepare, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Yancey County will be conducting a Vegetable Disease Management Workshop on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, from 6–8 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Yancey County office located at 30 East US Hwy 19-E By-Pass in Burnsville.

Inga Meadows, the NC State Extension Vegetable Pathologist for WNC, will be our guest speaker to talk about major disease issues for growing vegetable crops in our area. A variety of diseases, crops and management options will be discussed primarily focusing on major crops such as tomatoes, peppers, cucurbits, and brassicas; however, disease issues in some of our minor crops will also be discussed. The workshop is free and open to the general public; however, we ask that interested participants contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Yancey County Center at 682-6186 to register so that we have an idea of the number of attendees. Two hours of pesticide recertification credit for Private (X) and some Commercial (N,O,D) applicators will be provided. If you have questions or would like additional information, please feel free to call the office at the above number.