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Fresh market tomato and vegetable field day is Aug. 9

August 02, 2007

Media Contact: Dr. Jim Walgenbach, professor and Extension entomologist, 828-684-3562 or

A Fresh Market Tomato and Vegetable Field Day at which agricultural scientists from North Carolina State University will discuss the latest research involving fresh market tomatoes is scheduled for Aug. 9 at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station in Fletcher, N.C.

The field day begins at 12:30 p.m. It will feature presentations by researchers from the N.C. State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on a variety of topics, including disease control, pest management, weed control, and tomato variety yield trials. The field day also will feature presentations on other vegetable crops, including sweet corn, bell pepper and yellow squash.

Participants will have the opportunity to tour the research plots by wagon, including one that will have a Spanish translator for non-English speaking participants.

The field day, which is free and open to the public, will conclude with a pig pickin' at Lake Julian at 6 p.m. Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station is located on Old Fanning Bridge Road (accessible from Highway 280 or Highway 191) west of Fletcher in Henderson County.

Written by:
Suzanne Stanard, 919.513.3126 or

Posted by Suzanne at August 2, 2007 03:54 PM