August 25th: Pest Walk
Guest presenter: Steve Bogash, Regional Horticulture Educator, Penn State Cooperative Extension
Rain or shine!
The farm is thrilled to announce that the popular Penn State
Cooperative Extension Educator, Steve Bogash, will be leading our “Pest
Walk” through the DC Farm on Saturday, Aug. 25th, from 2pm-4pm! Everyone is
welcome, from beginners to advanced pest pioneers.
undesirable as they may be, pests and diseases are part of our
ecosystem, and their presence or absence can offer important messages
about our gardens and farms. How do we decode these messages? As
holistic gardeners and farmers, what can we add to our toolbox that is
both environmentally responsible AND effective when we are faced with a
pest problem or disease? What are the latest solutions that are
revolutionizing organic vegetable and fruit production?
Don’t miss this chance to take a closer look at some of the issues on
the Dickinson Farm and hear an expert’s suggestions for the best
holistic materials and techniques to prevent – or get around – each
$5 suggested donation - Register
Directions to Dickinson College Farm
More about Steve Bogash, Regional Horticulture Educator, Penn State Cooperative Extension
is currently a Horticulture Educator serving Pennsylvania out of the
Franklin County office in Chambersburg. He covers vegetables, small
fruit, cut flowers, greenhouse vegetables, and specialty marketing as
his primary areas of responsibility. Tomatoes, bell peppers, container
vegetable, muskmelons, and other specialty crops are regular items in
the trial gardens under Steve’s management.
Since 2008, Steve has been doing extensive trials on container-grown
vegetables in addition to his high tunnel and field tomato evaluation
program started in 2000. Evaluating more than 300 varieties of tomatoes
for flavor, appearance, disease resistance and general usability has
made Steve very opinionated when it comes to tomato varieties. Steve
lives with his wife, Roberta and son, Joe in Newville, PA and is looking
to create a vineyard and greenhouse business as a post-retirement form