For Immediate Release
Educator Contact: Susan M. Dollard
845-292-6180, ext. 107
Master Gardener Coordinator
64 Ferndale Loomis Rd.
Liberty, NY 12754
Potatoes: Irish and Sweet
May 3, 2012 at 6:30-8:30
Cornell Cooperative Sullivan County
Penn State Master Gardener Dave Nonnenmacher from Honesdale will offer a step-by-step guide for success in growing sweet potatoes in the Catskill/Pocono region, including soil preparation, varietal selection, planting, moisture requirements, space, heat supplementation, pest and weed control, harvest, curing, and storage.
He will also hold a brief discussion of some of the difficulties encountered in growing the Irish potato, especially pest control and development of scab.
Dave is a retired guidance counselor from the Narrowsburg and Sullivan West School Districts.
Light refreshments will be served.