CHASKA, Minn. / ST. CLOUD, Minn. — University of Minnesota Extension is hosting the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Grower Meetup on the grounds of the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on Monday, November 1st from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Pre-registration is required at: z.umn.edu/2021pumpkin
Those who grow pumpkins, squash or gourds for roadside stands, pumpkin patches, grocery stores, or are thinking about selling farm-grown pumpkins for business or hobby are encouraged to attend.
John and Jenny Thull from the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center will highlight the best of the 318 varieties of unique pumpkins, squash and gourds they grow for the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Bryce Frericks, an Albany MN high school student, will share results of the white pumpkin variety trial that he worked on with UMN Extension this season.
Following these presentations, UMN Extension Educators will lead discussions on weed control, diagnosing problems, and variety selection.
This event is coordinated by UMN Horticultural Extension educators Annie Klodd, Natalie Hoidal, and Marissa Schuh.
This event is free of charge. Pre-registration is necessary in order to receive directions to the event location. An accurate headcount also helps the coordinators plan for refreshments.
For more information, contact Annie Klodd, UMN Extension Educator for Fruit and Vegetable Crops, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Katie Drewitz, University of Minnesota Extension
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