Veggie meeting is Friday
Published 8:18 pm Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The Chilton Area Vegetable Production Meeting will be held this Friday, March 26 at the Alabama Power Company building in Clanton from 8:30 a.m. until noon.
Topics and speakers include the following:
Getting Paid What Its Worth — Optimizing Seedless Watermelon Production — Dr. Joe Kemble, extension specialist
Asparagus Production for Local Markets — Arnold Caylor, superintendent, North Alabama Horticulture Research Center
Tomato Production Update — Dan Porch, county extension coordinator, Blount County
A New Look at Older Watermelon Varieties — Mike Reeves, regional extension agent
Southern Pea Production — Doug Chapman, regional extension agent
Overview of High Tunnel Vegetable Production — Chip East, regional extension agent
Controlling Fungal Diseases of Cucurbits — Gary Gray, regional extension agent, commercial horticulture.
The meeting will be an excellent opportunity for vegetable growers to learn more about vegetable production, pest management and recommended varieties. 2010 Vegetable Production Handbooks will be available at the meeting.
This meeting is sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.