Texas Specialty Crops High Tunnel and Biodegradable Mulch Conference

Lubbock grown strawberries

Tunnel grown strawberries!

The Texas Specialty Crops High Tunnel & Biodegradable Mulch Conference  will be held on April 26, 2011 at the Texas AgriLife Research & Extension Center in Lubbock. The center is located just north of the Lubbock airport, exit 11 off I-27.   The conference will begin with registration at 8:00 am.  The cost is $45/person.   

The Lubbock AgriLife Extension team currently have planted lettuce, tomatoes and strawberries inside the tunnels.  Strawberry yields have been excellent.    

For more information about the project, visit http://mtvernon.wsu.edu/hightunnels/

Also, Dr. Russ Wallace  is seeking growers to attend a special Focus Group the day before the conference.  You can contact him at  806-746-6101 or by E-mail at rwwallace@ag.tamu.edu

About Laura Miller

Laura M. Miller is the Texas AgriLife Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent for Tarrrant County. She provides informal educational programs and problem solving services to all aspects of the commercial horticulture industry, from green industry professionals to fruit, vegetable, and ornamental plant growers. Prior to taking on her present position in March 2008, she was a University of Florida/IFAS Extension Agent for seven years. A sixth generation Texan, she’s a graduate of Eagle Pass High School who earned a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and a Master of Education in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University in College Station.
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