55th Annual Winter Vegetable Conference & Trade Show-February 22-23, 2023

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winter vegetable trade showThis is the largest commercial vegetable grower event in the region with a high quality educational program put together by vegetable extension specialist/agents at NC State University Cooperative Extension. The conference program (see below) reflects growers’ needs covering many aspects of production, including pest management, tomato breeding, and food safety. We hope that you take advantage of this opportunity to learn about current issues associated with vegetables and take time with the representatives from agricultural companies and other businesses that support our industry during our 2-day trade show. A sponsored lunch and awards program will be included at noon on Thursday. NC Pesticide credits will be available for attendees in the following catagories: D, N, O, and X.

Registration Information

Conference pre-registration is $75.00/per person before January 31st. Registration will be $90.00/per person after January 31st and at the door. Online registration is available through eventbrite.

You may also register by mail by going to our website and print the registration form from our site and mailing with a check to the address on the form.


Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Anerobic Soil Disinfestation
Food Safety Update
Post Harvest Tomato Diseases
Overview of NC State Extension Farm Worker Health Program
Hydraulic Tomato Stake Puller Demo
Verticillium Fumigation Trials
IR-4 Project: History and Current Vegetable Products in the Pipeline
Updates from NC State Tomato Breeding Programs
Bacterial Disease Management on Vegetables
Fumigation Workshop

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Industry Variety Showcase
Breeding Tomatoes for Spotted Wilt Resistance
Thrips: Resistance Management and Transmission of TSWV
Emerging Viruses on Tomatoes
Grower Survey
History of NC Tomato Production
Private Applicator Recertification “V” Class