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Workshop to address produce growing options

West Virginia University Horticulture Specialist Dr. Lewis Jett will discuss methods to extend the growing season for West Virginia vegetable and fruit growers.

The meeting will be hosted jointly by Putnam Farmers Market and by the Wild Ramp. It will take place at the Putnam County Courthouse, 3389 Winfield Road, Winfield, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Jett will discuss tunnel management considerations for: 1) selecting pest-resistant plants and plant varieties that will grow profitably, 2) determining high/low tunnel planting and harvesting dates and 3) examining storage and handling considerations for produce. 

This workshop is sponsored in part by a grant procured by the West Virginia Farmers' Market Association and by the WVU Extension Service. 

RSVP for space considerations by calling the WVU Extension Office: Chuck Talbott at 304-586-0217 or Rich Sherman at 304-743-7151.


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