Vegetable crops field day set in Fremont

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FREMONT, Ohio – Vegetable growers can learn more about research that may expand their pesticide arsenal at the Vegetable Crops Field Day Aug. 6 at The Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Vegetable Crop Branch.

The field day will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a wagon tour stopping at projects throughout the branch.

Topics. Projects on this year’s tour include tomato breeding, drip irrigation and potassium injection effects on processing tomatoes, cabbage variety trials, vegetable weed control, herbicide carryover affects, and tomato fungicide controls.

Also on the schedule will be a project on IR-4 minor use crop label studies. Minor crops are those crops grown on less than 300,000 acres. This group includes most fruits and vegetables.

The project will be presented by Michele Giovannini, a field researcher for USDA ARS and will focus on ways to expand pesticide labels to include different crops or diseases.

Crop tour. An optional crop tour will be held from 1-3 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through various vegetable crops in the Fremont area with OSU research faculty. This tour will conclude at the Vegetable Crops Branch prior to the start of Field Day.

Admission to both events is free, and a dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

Learn more. For more information contact Mark Koenig, 419-334-6340 or Matt Hofelich, 419-332-5142.

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