Have your tomatoes been unsuccessful and beginning to turn brown just before they’re ripe? The likely cause is late blight. While there are other tomato diseases present in the garden, late blight is by far the worst to deal with. Did you know late blight arrives on your potato and tomato plants through airborne fungal spores transported by the wind? Garden Day will focus on late blight education and prevention in the home vegetable garden. Materials on controlling late blight, common tomato diseases, and many other vegetable diseases will be available to keep your garden producing well in 2019. Come learn how managing potatoes and tomatoes grown in your garden can help avoid late blight and help prevent the spread of late blight to other gardens in your neighborhood.
This year we will feature guest speaker Dr. Anthony Shelton, Professor of Entomology at Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva. He will give a talk on genetically modified agricultural products focusing on how the various genetically modified products are made, what is currently on the market, how they are regulated, and their environmental impact. Dr. Shelton will be speaking at 11am inside the Ag & Business Center downstairs in Room LC1.
Wyoming County Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions!
Event highlights include:
11am - Keynote Speaker - Dr. Anthony Shelton
Late Blight Resistant Tomato Plants
Annual Plant Sale
Perennial Plant Sale
Hanging Baskets Sale
Soil pH Testing
*Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling CCE Wyoming at (585) 786-2251 no later than ten days prior to the event to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests after this date will be met when possible.
Free and open to the public
Agriculture & Business Center
36 Center Street
Warsaw, NY 14569