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Fresh Market Tomato & Vegetable Field Day

Thursday, August 19, 2010

12:00 Noon - 4:30 pm

Mountain Research Station

North Carolina State University
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station
74 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28732

Mark your calendars now and reserve the date for the annual tomato field day at the Mills River (formerly Fletcher) Research Station! This is your opportunity to see new up and coming varieties and learn the latest about disease, insect, and weed control for staked tomato production and vegetables in western North Carolina. As always, the afternoon field day will be followed by a pig pickin' at Lake Julian.

Tomato field day is sponsored by North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC Agricultural Research Service and NC Cooperative Extension Service, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the North Carolina Tomato Growers Association. For more information, contact Denny Thompson at 828.684.7197 or Jim Walgenbach at 828.684.3562.

Program

Noon - 12:30 pm

Registration

tomato plots

 

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12:30 - 1:00 pm

Welcome and Remarks

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Tour of Research

Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecasting, Prepare. Predict. Prevent. Mike Adams, Peter Ojiambo, Wendy Britton and Thomas Keever, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University.

Youth Pumpkin Project: Evaluating Small Pumpkins for Crafting.Liz Driscoll and Greg Hoyt,  Department of Horticultural Science and Soil Science, North Carolina State University.

Effects of Organic and Conventional Production Systems on Water Quality. Deanna Osmond, Joelle Laing, Dan Line, Greg Jennings, and Greg Hoyt, Departments of Soil Science and Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University.

Alternative Vegetable Production Systems - Maintaining Yields and Improving Soil Productivity. Greg Hoyt, Julie Grossman, Deanna Osmond, and Joelle Laing, Department of Soil Science, North Carolina State University.

Irrigation water remediation strategies for vegetable growers. Chris Gunter, Trevor Phister, Garry Grabow and Chip Simmons, Departments of  Horticultural Science, Food, Nutrition and Bioprocessing Sciences, and Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University.

Comparing Weed Barrier Options for Organic Vegetable Growers in WNC. Jeanine Davis. Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University.

Grafting as a Tool to Manage Soilborne Diseases in Tomatoes. Meagan Iott, Rob Welker, Jim Driver, and Frank Louws, Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University.

Chemical and Biological Research to Manage Tomato Soilborne pests. Rob Welker, Meagan Iott, Katie Jennings, Dave Monks, Jim Driver, and Frank Louws, Departments of Plant Pathology and Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University.

Evaluation of Fungicides for Phytophthora Blight on Bell Pepper and Cucurbits. Kelly Ivors, C. Holmberg, B. Gottman, J.D. Hughes and D. Milks, Department of Plant Pathology, N.C. State University

Fungicide Evaluation for Bacterial Spot, Early and Late Blight on Tomato. Kelly Ivors, C. Holmberg, B. Gottman, J.D. Hughes and D. Milks, Department of Plant Pathology, N.C. State University

Novel application methods for weed control in tomato and pepper. Peter Dittmar, Steve Meyers, Katie Jennings, and David Monks, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University.

Drip Irrigation for Application of Insecticides on Fruiting Vegetables and Cucurbits. Jim Walgenbach, Steve Schoof and Wallace Souther, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University.

Evaluation of Management Strategies for Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. Jim Walgenbach, Chris Gunter, George Kennedy, Mark Abney, Frank Louws, and Jim Moyer, Departments of Entomology, Horticultural Science and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University.

Tomato Replicated Variety Trial, 2010. Dilip R. Panthee, Candice Anderson and Phillip Sanders. Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University.

6:00 pm

Pig Pickin' at Lake Julian

Sponsored by the NC Tomato Growers Association. Additional sponsors will be recognized during the field day.