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Twilight Meeting: UMass Vegetable Program’s Research Tour and Pest Roundtable

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Event date/time: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Event location: 
UMass Crop Research and Education Center


Join UMass Extension educators and specialists at the UMass Crop Research and Education Center to tour our ongoing research and participate in a roundtable discussion. Research trials include: cucurbit disease management, cabbage aphid control, and nitrogen contributions from cover crops for vegetable fertility. After a field tour, we will have a roundtable discussion with UMass Extension Specialists where you can get crop or pest management questions answered over dinner! Registration is free, but please pre-register so we can order food accordingly. 3 Pesticide Credits will be available.

4-4:05: Wagon ride out to the research plots.
4:05-4:20: Cabbage aphid research (Sue Scheufele)
4:25-4:45: Cucurbit downy mildew research (Sue Scheufele)
4:50-5:00: Basil fusarium research (Kelly Allen, Rob Wick)
5:05-5:25: Nitrogen from cover crops for vegetable crops (Katie Campbell-Nelson, Seedway)
5:25-5:35: Grape and cherry tomato variety trial (Levi Lilly, Vitalis Organic Seeds)
5:35-5:50: Ethnic crops production and marketing (Heriberto Godoy, Frank Mangan)
6:00: Dinner (Atkins Farm Catering) and Roundtable (Angie Maderias, UMass Plant Diagnostic Lab and others!)

Co-sponsored by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE) and USDA - National Institute for Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)


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Contact's name: 
Sue Scheufele
Contact's phone: 
Contact's email: 
91 River Rd
Deerfield, MA 01373
91 River Rd Deerfield MA