Plastics, They Make a Difference in Your High Tunnel
Tues. April 16, 2019; 9:00 AM EDT
Kathy Demchak, Senior Extension Associate with Penn State, will share details about her research studying impacts of various cover plastics on pest management (specifically Japanese beetles) and crop yields in raspberry production, as well as how this may be applied to strawberry production and other crops. The webinar will also focus on light transmission issues experienced during late and early season production, recommendations for adjustments if issues are experienced, details to consider before purchasing a new plastic cover, and discussion about plastics durability in tunnel structures. The webinar will include time for participant questions, which may be submitted in advance or during the webinar.
There is no cost to participate but registration for the live webinar 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/