Friday, June 10, 2011

Fumigation Workshop, Fit-Testing June 20th

Big changes are coming for fumigant application. These changes affect not only strawberry growers, but producers of other fruits and vegetables. As a result, ALL GROWERS that may be affected by the changes in fumigant application are invited to the 2011 Strawberry Pre-Plant Meeting sponosored by The NC Strawberry Growers Association and NC Cooperative Extension.

Prior to the meeting we will be offering respirator fit-testing and medical clearance at a very reduced price for NC residents. Click here for more information. Don't miss this opportunity to save money and get up-to-date!

Individuals interested in this opportunity MUST have medical clearance for respirators from their physician or complete the questionnaire (see flier for more information).

Fit-Testing will be scheduled throughout the afternoon. You MUST make an appointment with Robin Tutor at 919.880.4225 or or Barb Gallagher at 910.567.7159 or

Where?: The fumigation workshop and fit-testing will take place at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Reserach and Extension Center located at 455 Research Dr. Mills River, NC

What time?:
Fit-testing will be scheduled thorughout the afternoon on a first-come, fisrt-served basis. See above on how to schedule your appointiment.

6 pm Dinner sponsored by Crop Production Services Group discussion on concerns about fumigation

Gwen Minton from the NCDA&CS will guide us through Fumigant Management Plans.

Please RSVP to the Henderson County Cooperative Extension Office by June 16 to let us know you are coming for dinner. 828.697.4891

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