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Caterpillar tunnels: Using simple structures to increase vegetable production

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Date

Add to Calendar 2020-12-10 18:30:00 2020-12-10 19:30:00 Caterpillar tunnels: Using simple structures to increase vegetable production University of Minnesota Extension and the Crow River Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) will host a conversation about caterpillar tunnels, simple structures that have been increasingly popular with fruit and vegetable growers in recent years. Caterpillar tunnels can extend the length of the growing season, manage pests and soil, and help achieve other goals for growers. This event will take place via Zoom on December 10, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Presenters Sarah Lindblom, owner of Solar Fresh Produce and current president of the Crow River SFA chapter, used caterpillar tunnels on her farm for the first time in 2020. Sarah will share her experiences after her first year growing high-value crops under caterpillar tunnels. Sarah has documented her journey through a video, a podcast, and a series of reports. Natalie Hoidal, UMN Extension vegetable crops educator, and Troy Salzer, UMN Extension educator and farmer in St. Louis County, MN, will also be joining the discussion. Troy is also new to the world of caterpillar tunnels and will be sharing his personal experiences of using these structures to extend the season and manage deer damage. The discussion will be moderated by Adam Austing, UMN Extension educator in Wright County, Minn. America/Chicago public

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Location

Webinar

Contact

Adam Austing, University of Minnesota Extension educator
aausting@umn.edu or 320-249-5929

University of Minnesota Extension and the Crow River Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) will host a conversation about caterpillar tunnels, simple structures that have been increasingly popular with fruit and vegetable growers in recent years.

Caterpillar tunnels can extend the length of the growing season, manage pests and soil, and help achieve other goals for growers.

This event will take place via Zoom on December 10, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

Presenters

Sarah Lindblom, owner of Solar Fresh Produce and current president of the Crow River SFA chapter, used caterpillar tunnels on her farm for the first time in 2020. Sarah will share her experiences after her first year growing high-value crops under caterpillar tunnels. Sarah has documented her journey through a video, a podcast, and a series of reports.

Natalie Hoidal, UMN Extension vegetable crops educator, and Troy Salzer, UMN Extension educator and farmer in St. Louis County, MN, will also be joining the discussion. Troy is also new to the world of caterpillar tunnels and will be sharing his personal experiences of using these structures to extend the season and manage deer damage.

The discussion will be moderated by Adam Austing, UMN Extension educator in Wright County, Minn.

Audience

This event is intended for produce farmers, horticulturalists, avid gardeners, and anyone else that works with fruit and vegetable production.

Cost

Free

Registration

Registration is required. If you cannot attend the webinar, this event will be recorded and the recording will be sent to all registrants.

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