High Tunnel Cropping Systems Webinar – USDA

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USDA webinar: High Tunnel Cropping Systems, Aug. 2, 2017

Participants will learn about techniques used in high tunnel cropping systems to address issues with salinity, nutrient management and pest management.

This High Tunnel Cropping Systems webinar, which was originally scheduled for Apr. 26, will look at:

  • Techniques to address salinity, pest management and nutrient management issues in high-value crops.
  • Irrigation water management techniques.
  • How to control temperature to prevent pest outbreaks and improve crop growth.

The presenter is Lewis Jett, Ph.D., Extension Specialist, Horticulture, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.

Participants can earn certified crop advisor and conservation planning credits.

This webinar, presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology, is scheduled for August 2, 2017, at 2 p.m., Eastern. Pre-registration is not required.

Connect to the High Tunnel Cropping Systems webinar at http://www.conservationwebinars.net/adobe-connect-webinar-access-instructions. Audio is computer broadcast only. For more information, contact Holli Kuykendall, NRCS National Technology Specialist, on holli.kuykendall@gnb.usda.gov. Or visit the webinar’s webpage at http://www.conservationwebinars.net/webinars/high-tunnel-systems

The High Tunnel System is a conservation practice available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). This practice helps producers:

  • Extend the growing season
  • Improve plant quality and soil quality
  • Reduce nutrient and pesticide transportation
  • Improve air quality through reduced transportation inputs
  • Reduce energy use by providing consumers with a local source of fresh produce

NRCS accepts and processes EQIP applications on a continuous basis. However, each state may establish deadlines for one or more application periods in which to consider eligible applications for funding. Applications submitted after these dates will be evaluated and considered for funding during later funding opportunities. Producers must submit a complete program application and other documentation to support eligibility to be considered for financial assistance through EQIP.

Information about how to apply for assistance through EQIP and deadlines specific to the available application periods for each state, is available online. Learn about the NRCS High Tunnel System Initiative at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/programs/?cid=stelprdb1046250

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