A Fresh Start: Anaerobic Soil Disinfestation in High Tunnel Systems,
with Francesco Di Gioia, Penn State University
Part 1 (Intro): Tues. April 2, 2019, 9:00 AM EDT
Part 2 (Advanced): Tues. April 9, 2019, 9:00 AM EDT
Francesco Di Gioia, Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Vegetable Crop Science at Penn State University will discuss anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) and how it can be used within high tunnel systems to control soilborne bacteria, fungi, plant-parasitic nematodes, and weeds, as well as to enhance soil fertility. The topic will be covered across two sessions, the first providing an introduction to the technique, its development, the principles of how it works, and how it can be applied. The second will go into greater detail about application, quality of inputs required during the process, as well as how to identify sources for required inputs. Both sessions will feature examples of the practice as applied before planting and during tomato crop production.
Both webinars will include time for participant questions, which may be submitted in advance or during the sessions.
There is no cost to participate but registration for the live webinars is required.
This webinar is funded by the USDA-NRCS. The USDA-NRCS has financial assistance available for the purchase and installation of high tunnels for eligible applicants. For more information about NRCS financial and technical assistance, contact your local NRCS office - https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/contact/