N.C. State Webinar to Introduce Web Portal for Tomato Growers

New Tomato Portal Contains Resources for Growers and Extension Agents

Online PR News – 23-February-2010 – – N.C. State University will introduce the new Tomato Growers Information Portal to growers and N.C. Cooperative Extension agents via a webinar at 10 a.m. on March 10, 2010. The free session is an “online tour” that will highlight key resources on the portal, including production guides, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) information, crop budgets and more. N.C. State tomato specialists will guide the tour and will be available for questions from attendees after the session.

What: N.C. MarketReady Tomato Portal Web Tour
Who: Growers and N.C. Cooperative Extension Agents
When: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 – 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: Visit www.ncmarketready.org to get the webinar link (Computer Requirements)


Dr. Chris Gunter – Vegetable production specialist
Mr. Rod Gurganus – Team leader, N.C. MarketReady
Dr. Kelly Ivors – Plant pathologist
Dr. Katie Jennings – Weed management specialist
Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie – Postharvest physiologist, Plants for Human Health Institute

This is an open session. When asked for a “Login Name” and “Password,” simply type in your first and last name and leave the password blank.

The Growers Information Portals (includes Blackberries/Raspberries and Strawberries) can be accessed by visiting N.C. MarketReady online at www.ncmarketready.org and clicking the tab on the left menu bar. The Tomato Growers Information Portal was developed by N.C. MarketReady with financial support from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission and the Agricultural Advancement Consortium of The N.C. Rural Economic Development Center.

N.C. MarketReady, formerly known as the Program for Value-Added & Alternative Agriculture, is a program of N.C. Cooperative Extension, which is an educational outreach of N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University. N.C. MarketReady’s multidisciplinary team builds partnerships and educational resources to help North Carolina agriculture be more profitable. N.C. MarketReady is a partner of the Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis. Learn more at www.ncmarketready.org or www.ces.ncsu.edu.