Red Bird Mission’s Grow Appalachia project had a great turnout for our monthly training. Jeff Casada, Agriculture Agent at the Clay County Extension office presented our training on Garden Maintenance. We also distributed our organic pesticide (Spanosid), fungicide (Liquid Copper), sprayers (for our first year participants) and door prizes.
Jeff started off our training by discussing the “Florida Weave” method of supporting tomato plants, including the proper way to do it and things to avoid.
He also discussed proper safety, application/use and home made pesticides and fungicides. Jeff informed our participants that if they had any questions about what type of insect, fungus or weed they may be dealing with, they could bring pictures/samples to the extension office and receive an answer there free of charge. If no answer could be given, the picture/sample would be sent to UK to be analyzed. A major portion of the training was geared around crop rotation and cover crop during the off-season. After the training, he held a Q&A session, allowing all of our participants the chance to get clarification and knowledge.
A big thank you to Jeff and all of our participants for coming out with the right attitude of learning.