July 27, 9am–12pmWhere
Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station 4875 State Route 103 South, Willard, OH
The latest research on muck crops will be shared with Ohio growers. The event is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).
The event location features a research program that addresses the profitability, quality and safety of fresh vegetable crops grown in northern Ohio such as lettuce, radishes, parsley, onions, squash and other leaf, vine and root crops.
The field day is held in conjunction with the monthly breakfast meeting for growers, which is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The meeting is open to anyone who grows muck crops in Ohio. Presentations from researchers at the station will follow.
OSU Extension and OARDC researchers from plant pathology, entomology, and horticulture and crop science will discuss the following topics:
- Downy mildew disease
- Anaerobic soil disinfection technique
- Carrot weevil pest control and new sprayer technology
- Herbicide trials for weed control
Leona Horst, a horticulturist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will discuss the Interregional Research Project program. The program conducts research to ensure that new and more effective crop protection products, such as pesticides, are developed and made available to minor or specialty crop producers.
Participants can walk through the test plots at the research station after the presentations and speak with researchers who will be available to answer questions.