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Growing Alliums for Storage and Long Term Sales
Join us for an interactive meeting facilitated by Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture specialists: Amy Ivy, Ethan Grundberg Teresa Rusinek & Crystal Stewart.
Topics will include: Growing practices that lead to good storage, tips and tricks for harvest, drying and storage, and ample time for audience questions about garlic, leeks, onions, and shallots.
Featuring a grower panel including: Paul & Sandy Arnold, Jeff Bialis, Jean-Paul Courtens, Brian Denison, David Stern, and Leon Vehaba
DEC Credits will be available. Lunch is included. This meeting is sponsored by SARE
9:30-10:00 Introductions and Brainstorming– Participants will develop list of details to include in discussions
10:00-11:00 Pre-Planting and Planning Field Layout– Field layout, spacing, mulch options, weed mgt, rotations
11:00-11:30 Fertility Management- Timing and rates for best crop growth for long term storage
12:00-1:00 Pests, Diseases, Problems- Pest issues and strategies for minimizing their impact
1:45-2:45 Harvesting, Curing, Postharvest Handling, Storage- Strategies to minimize storage issues and lengthen storage life.
2:45-3:15 Growing Onions Over Winter for Spring Sales- Timing, variety selection, weed mgt tips for success.
3:15-3:30 Wrap up and evaluations