Muck Crops Field Day set for July 29

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CELERYVILLE, Ohio — Vegetable farming is big business in north-central Ohio, and Ohio State University experts will offer growers the latest information on pest management, production techniques and new technology July 29, at the Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station in Celeryville.

Free and open to the public and sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), the annual Muck Crops Field Day will begin at 6 p.m. No registration is required. Soft drinks will be provided.

Topics and speakers:

— Leaf and Root Disease in Vegetable Crops, Sally Miller, Department of Plant Pathology, OARDC and OSU Extension.

— Onion Thrips Insecticide and Vegetable Pest Trap Monitoring, Celeste Welty, Department of Entomology, OARDC and OSU Extension.

— Beneficial Nematodes in Muck Soils, Casey Hoy, Department of Entomology, OARDC and OSU Extension.

— Lettuce Herbicide and Green Onion Herbicide Trials, Doug Doohan, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, OARDC and OSU Extension.

— Optimum Spacing and Fertilization in Cilantro, Matt Kleinhenz, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, OARDC and OSU Extension.

— New Sprayer Technology, Robin Taylor, Department of Entomology, OARDC.

— IR4 Trials, Leona Horst, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

One of OARDC’s 10 outlying agricultural research farms across Ohio, the Muck Crops station is located approximately two miles south of Willard (Huron County) on state Route 103 South.

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