8th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Seminar Scheduled at Red River Research Station

Thomas J. Koske, Hanna, Hanna Y.  |  6/24/2005 6:34:42 PM

Tomatoes Having A Field Day?See what’s new in the greenhouse tomato industry, learn about solutions to production problem and pest control, plus take a tour at the LSU AgCenter's 8th annual tomato field day.

News You Can Use for February 2004

The LSU AgCenter's 8th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Seminar and Field Day will be held Feb. 27 at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City.

Running from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the free-of-charge Friday afternoon program will cover what is new in the industry, production problem solutions, pest control and a tour, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske.

The program opens with a presentation by LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. H.Y. Hanna, a research professor at the station. He will discuss and show pictures of his recent trip to Canada to learn the latest production practices for growing greenhouse tomatoes in that country.

Following him, LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Dr. Randy Sanderlin, with the Pecan Research Station in Shreveport, will discuss greenhouse tomato diseases and control measures.

Mr. Keith Yamamoto, with the Asahi Glass Company, Ltd., in Tokyo, will then talk about enhancing greenhouse light to improve tomato production. Afterward, LSU AgCenter entomologist Dr. Michael Hall, with the Pecan Research Station, will talk about tomato insects and control measures.

In addition, there will be a presentation about alternative greenhouse crops and a report about practical, money-saving production techniques learned since last year’s seminar.

The day ends with a tour of the greenhouse research facilities.

The Red River Research Station is located on U.S. Highway 71 south of Bossier City. For more information or directions, contact Hanna at (318) 741-7430 or hhanna@agcenter.lsu.edu. Koske at (225) 388-2222 or tkoske@agcenter.lsu.edu.  

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On the Internet: LSU AgCenter: http://www.lsuagcenter.com
Source: H.Y. Hanna at (318) 741-7430, or hhanna@agcenter.lsu.edu Source: Tom Koske at (225) 388-2222, or tkoske@agcenter.lsu.edu

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