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Dr. Zitter maintains an active statewide in-field program for growers, agribusiness, Extension Educators and IPM Specialists by conducting annual twilight scouting and educational meetings in numerous counties (Albany, Orange, Dutchess, Columbia, Ulster, and Erie.) An average of 10 presentations is made annually to vegetable growers within New York, New England, and the mid-Atlantic region.

He fulfills the educational needs of growers, extension educators, IPM specialists, instructors and vegetable agribusiness through laboratory, within field, and online diagnoses, frequent management recommendations, fact sheets, news articles and images with an internet presence through his Vegetable MD online web site. (currently 1.9 million "hits" per year).

He annually prepares and edits the disease management sections for the Integrated Crop and Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Vegetable Production (print and on-line versions).

Tomato Diagnostic Key

Tomato Diagnostic Key on Vegetable MD Online

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Vegetable MD Online is a vegetable disease web site filled with fact sheets and photos.

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Extension field trip in Uruguay