Save the date for the meetings of 2021

Fall Field Day

September 11, 2021at Staehly Farm & Winery

278 Town St, East Haddam, CT  06423  •  860-873-9774


From Hartford

 Take CT-2 toward Norwich/New London

Take CT-149 Exit 16, toward Westchester/Moodus

Turn right onto Westchester Rd/CT–149. Continue to follow CT-149

Turn left onto Plains Rd/CT-151.  Continue to follow CT-151

CT-151 becomes Town St/CT-82

Staehly Farm and Winery, is on the left


From New Haven

I-95 N exit toward New London

Merge onto CT-9N Exit 69 toward Essex/Hartford

Merge onto State Highway 82/CT-82 Exit 7 toward

 E Haddam/Colchester

Turn left onto Saybrook Rd/CT-154/CT-82

Turn right onto Bridge Rd/CT-82.  Continue to follow CT-82

Turn right onto Town St./Ct-82

Staehly Farm and Winery is on the left


Schedule of Events:

8:30 – 9:30 AM  Registration 

Coffee and Donuts available

 9:30 -10:00 AM

Cultural and sales practices at Staehly Farm                Chris & Kevin Staehly

10:00 AM-12:00 PM – Farm Tour

Phytophthora root rot and needle cast diseases           Dr. Jonghao Li

Insect management/spider mite injury                         Dr. Rich Cowles

 12:00 – 1:00 PM 

Picnic Lunch provided by Staehly Farm

CCTGA Updates and Fair Ribbon Presentations

 1:00 – 1:30 PM

Christmas Tree Promotion Board Discussion                Gary Westlake


Discussion and tour of Weed Management                  Dr Jatindar Aulakh,


2 hours of recertification credit for pesticide applicator licenses will be available at the conclusion of the meeting.



Dr. Jatindar Aulakh       Weed Scientist, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Dr. Jonghao Li              Plant Pathologist, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Dr. Rich Cowles            Entomologist, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station


Rain or shine, meeting starts with registration at 8:30 AM.

Registration is $25.00 which includes lunch




100th Anniversary Celebration for CAES Valley Lab

September 2, 2021 at CAES Valley Lab

153 Cook Hill Rd, Windsor, CT  06095  • 860-683-4982

The members of the CCTGA are invite to the Valley Laboratory 153 Cook Hill Road
Windsor, CT founded in 1921 and will be celebrating it’s 100-year anniversary on September 2, 2021.  The day will include grower meetings that would consist of plot tours and talks in a tent, food, dignitaries, and friends.  Our program has Tobacco and Christmas tree meetings in the morning, nursery/landscape and arborist/forestry and hops in the afternoon.  In between we will have catered food, info on the history of the Tobacco Station/Valley Lab, and hopefully symbolically break ground on our renovation.  The meetings have been approved for pesticide credits for growers.  Hopefully, it will be a fun and productive day and a once-in-a-century event!