Gardening in the Mountains presents:
Tomato Problems, Diseases, and Pests
Thursday, July 16, 2020
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Virtual attendance via Zoom video and audio internet connection
Presenter: Phil Roudebush, Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteer
Program Description: Tomatoes are one of the most common vegetables found in home gardens but growing them in western North Carolina can often be challenging. Both biotic (living organisms such as bacteria, fungi, and insects) diseases and abiotic (non-living factors such as garden location, soil, moisture, and nutrition) problems can affect tomatoes at all levels of maturity. The most common problems, diseases, and pests will be discussed.
Bio: Phil brings extensive experience in maintaining large vegetable gardens, herb gardens, pumpkin patches, water gardens, and a 30-acre native grass pasture. He is a retired veterinarian and native of Indiana. Prior to moving to Asheville, he lived in Colorado, Missouri, Mississippi, and Kansas, where he served as an Extension Master Gardener in Shawnee County. Phil uses his background in the sciences and gardening know-how to help others plant and maintain successful gardens.
Registration: The talk is free, but participation is limited, and registration is required. Please click on the link below to register. If you encounter problems registering or if you have questions, call 828-255-5522.
Zoom seminar access: After registration, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to join this online live broadcast via Zoom. The ability to access Zoom through a computer, tablet, or smartphone with a reliable internet connection is necessary to attend.