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Noble Research Institute Offers Fruit, Vegetable Growers Insight at Protected Agriculture Conference

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:10:26 CDT

Noble Research Institute Offers Fruit, Vegetable Growers Insight at Protected Agriculture Conference Fruit and vegetable growers in the Southern Great Plains are all too familiar with a simple truth: weather can ruin a crop. Too little or too much rain or sunshine, as well as swings in temperature, can damage or completely negate fruit and vegetable production.


But there is a way to help. Protected agriculture, which includes high-tunnel hoop houses, helps minimize the impacts of weather and helps individuals become sustainable producers in their backyard and beyond.


To showcase the many ways to make fruit and vegetable production more sustainable, the Noble Research Institute will host a two-day Protected Agriculture Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 17, and Wednesday, Oct. 18.


“Over the past several years, there has been growing interest in people wanting to grow their own food or have the knowledge of where their food comes from,” said Charles Rohla, Ph.D., Noble Research Institute pecan and specialty agriculture systems manager. “This workshop will include in-class seminars as well as in-field, hands-on experiences where attendees are in the middle of the action, helping them learn by participating with our experts.”


This workshop will focus on the many aspects of protected agriculture, including weather risks and using high-tunnel hoop houses. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Noble Research Institute’s hoop house complex to see the many possibilities on the second day of the conference.


Day 1 of the conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 710 Premier Parkway in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Day 2 will be from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Noble Research Institute Kruse Auditorium.


Registration fee is $25. For hotel reservations, please contact the Hilton Garden Inn at 580-226-2223, select option 0 to speak with the front desk person, and ask for the Noble Research Institute block. For more information or to register for the conference, please click here, or contact Danielle Pacifico at 580-224-6376 or Trisha DeLozier at 580-224-6377.


Source - Noble Research Institute




   

 

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