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Twilight Meeting at Parlee Farms

Event date/time: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Type: 
95 Farwell Rd., Tyngsborough, MA, 01879

Join UMass Extension and Parlee Farms for a twilight meeting! We'll tour the farm on a hayride and follow the talks with a light supper and strawberry shortcake dessert.

Mark Parlee will share his experience setting up and using their automated irrigation system from Toro. He'll discuss his use of the automated system for frost protection in strawberries during the May 18 freeze event. Representatives from Toro and Brookdale Irrigation Supplies will also be there to answer questions.

Christopher Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Plant Breeding at UNH, will will share information about his pumpkin breeding program and facilitate a grower roundtable discussion on pumpkin varieties.

Sue Scheufele of UMass Extension will share observations from the 2023 season and current sweet corn pest management recommendations.

Pre-registration is not required but greatly appreciated for food and hayride planning purposes!

1 pesticide credit available.


Contact's name: 
Sue Scheufele
Contact's email: 
This event will be recorded: 
95 Farwell Rd. Tyngsborough MA

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