SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio — Are you still trying to learn the difference between pumpkin and squash or are you an experienced grower looking to see what new fungicides, hybrids and management advice are out there? Either way, there is something for you at this year’s in-person pumpkin field day, Aug. 26 at the Western Ag Research Station (7721 S. Charleston Pike, South Charleston, OH 45368).
The field day will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. After a brief wagon ride out to the research and demonstration area, both new and experienced growers will hear at least four talks by specialists.
- How climate and weather impact Ohio vegetable crops (Dr. Aaron Wilson, Extension/Byrd Polar Center);
- Weed management and Reflex herbicide trial results (Tony Dobbels, Horticulture & Crop Science);
- Jim Jasinski (Extension) will give a brief update on the powdery mildew fungicide trial and germplasm hybrid trial;
- A visiting scientist from Purdue University, Dr. Dan Egel (Plant Pathology) will cover general disease management or other hot disease topics at that time.
To attend the event you need to pre-register by Aug. 24:
Even though the field day will be held outside we will still be following University Covid protocols which call for social distancing and possibly masks, so please come prepared. We will not be able to serve refreshments as we have done in the past, so please bring your favorite beverage or water.
For more information on the event, contact Jim Jasinski (937-772-6014 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
— Ohio State University Extension
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