The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference Summer Session online Sept. 8.
The virtual event focuses on tomatoes and will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. The event is a celebration of vegetable production along the upper Gulf Coast region, organized by the AgriLife Extension offices of Waller, Wharton, Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Colorado, Austin and Fort Bend counties.
Thanks to event sponsors, the cost is $10. Preregistration is required at https://tx.ag/FortBendVeggie by Sept. 7. The webinar will be on the Zoom meeting platform and instructions will be sent following registration.
For general questions, contact Brandy Rader, AgriLife Extension administrative assistant, Fort Bend County, at 281-633-7029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three general Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units are available to licensed pesticide applicators.
Fort Bend vegetable conference topics, overview
The event will cover cultivation practices, water management and variety selection for tomatoes.
Topics to be discussed are:
- History of the ‘Love Apple’ – An overview of selection, categories, breeding and improvements in crop yield and plant health.
- Practices in Cultivation – An overview of production techniques including fertilization, training, and integrated pest and disease management.
- Good to the Last Drop – A discussion of how to manage water resources most efficiently and most impactful to plant health.