Hot water seed treatment is an excellent tool to help control
harmful diseases inside and on the seed coats of vegetable seeds.
Meg McGrath, Plant Pathologist from Cornell, is coming Wednesday,
March 5 to the UVM Horticultural Research Center (Hort Farm in South
Burlington on Green Mountain drive) to help us with a seed
treatment workshop. The workshop will run from 9 am-1 pm and we will
have 2 sets of hot water baths, thermometers and all the materials
you will need to treat your seeds. Please bring seeds to be treated
(check the list of appropriate seeds here
and something to weight the seeds down (nuts, bolts, change) so
they sink in the baths.
For more info on hot water seed treatment go to:
We will provide coffee and some snacks. Directions to the Hort
Please rsvp to Meg McGrath ([log in to unmask]) and myself
([log in to unmask]) so we know how many to expect.
For growers in the southern part of the state, Meg and Ruth Hazzard
at UMass are holding another seed treatment workshop on Monday,
March 3 at the UMASS Research and Educational farm in South
Deerfield, MA. For more info and to preregister, look under
Plant Diagnostic Clinic
63 Carrigan Drive, UVM
Burlington, VT 05405