Tomato Production: For Production in Soilless Media in Greenhouses

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For Production in Soilless Media in Greenhouses
UConn Greenhouse Research and Extension Program

Date:  18 March 2020
Location: Jones Auditorium at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT
Address: 123 Huntington St., New Haven, CT 
Organized by:  Rosa Raudales (860-486-6043, and Leanne Pundt (860-626-6855,


Time Description Speaker
9:00 – 9:30 AM Registration (Coffee included)
9:30 – 10:30 AM Greenhouse Tomatiology

An introduction to greenhouse tomatoes.

Richard Snyder, Ph.D.

Mississippi State University

10:30 – 11:30 AM Manage the Environment to Increase Yields

Use all the tools in your toolbox to maximize high-quality yields.

Richard McAvoy, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut

11:30 – 11:40 AM Break
11:40 AM – Noon Farm Risk Management & Crop Insurance

Options on how to protect your business.

Nancy Barrett

University of Connecticut

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch (Included in registration)
1:00 – 2:00 PM Abiotic Disorders: ID and Prevention

Recognize, prevent, and manage abiotic disorders.

Richard Snyder, Ph.D.

Mississippi State University

2:00 – 3:00 PM Biocontrol of Insects & Mites in Greenhouse Tomatoes

Tactics to establish and maintain a biocontrol program.

Carol Glenister

IPM Labs

10 min break
3:00 – 4:00 PM Disease Identification & Control

Learn how to identify and control common diseases in tomatoes.

Yonghao Li, Ph.D.

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

4:00 PM Meeting Adjourn

* Five credits for Private Applicators have been approved for this program.

Registration: Follow this link: 

Early Registration: $40 per person, by 11 March 2020
Late Registration: $55 per person, after 11 March 2020

Registration fee includes morning coffee, boxed lunch, and handouts.

If you want to pay your registration with a check, contact: Rosa Raudales, UConn, 860-486-6043, or Leanne Pundt, UConn Extension, 860-626-6866,

This Program is Co-Sponsored by:

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from UConn Extension and a cooperative effort of UConn Extension and the USDA Risk Management Agency. These institutions are an affirmative action and equal employer opportunity employer and program provider.


If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodations, please contact Rosa Raudales at or (860) 486-6043 as early as possible prior to the event to help us ensure availability. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange. A good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the workshop.