UD Extension Vegetable Program Open House

Thursday, August 21, 2014    4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Carvel Research and Education Center
16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947

Come see and hear about many of the UD Extension Vegetable and Fruit Program’s field research projects from the 2014 season.

Watermelons: seedless variety trial, pollenizers growth regulators, compost, irrigation, root stocks, hollow heart.

Sweet Corn: Processing corn nitrogen, tillage trials.

Lima Beans: tillage, stress mitigation, rhizobium inoculants, regrowth cropping, variety evaluation and breeding for pole, Fordhook and baby lima types will be discussed

Pickles: parthenocarpic and gynoecious variety trials.

Other: onion variety trials, zucchini variety trials

Fruit: blueberries, grapes, blackberries

We will also have graduate students on hand to discuss their research in these areas: Phytophthora capsici in lima beans, root knot nematodes in lima beans, and watermelon fruit set

Dinner featuring local produce will be served.

Sponsored by the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association of Delaware.

Please pre-register by August 15 by contacting Karen Adams at 302-856-2585 ext. 540 or adams@udel.edu.