Organic Seedling Production Field Day

Join Christof Bernau and Kellee Matsushita-Tseng of the UCSC Farm for a field day on organic seedling production on Wednesday, September 18 from 1-4pm. 

Learn best practices for producing strong transplants that will thrive in the field. From sowing through germination, seedling development to hardening off and holding strategies, all stages of seedlings’ life cycle will be touched upon at this free event.

This field day is geared toward small- to mid-sized growers who produce or want to produce their own seedlings and will cover the fundamentals of greenhouse design and siting with an emphasis on system efficiencies including materials handling, soils, sowing methods, irrigation strategies, and reduced time and labor. Other topics will include preventing and managing pest and disease issues in diversified, organic seedling production. 

Christof and Kellee will also discuss trial results from fertility inputs and peat and coco soil mix trials with a focus on looking at how to produce the best seedlings with time/labor and resources as primary considerations. 

This free event is funded through a California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Grant.

Please RSVP using this form:

For directions to the UCSC Farm and parking information, visit Please park in the Hay Barn lot at 94 Ranch View Road.

For more information, email or call 831-459-3240.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Farm Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Training

Invited Audience

General Public


Professional Development

Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
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