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Tomato, Vegetable Field Day is Aug. 11

July 27, 2009

Media Contact: Dr. Jim Walgenbach, professor of entomology, North Carolina State University, 828-684-3562 or

Agricultural scientists from North Carolina State University will discuss a range of topics related to growing tomatoes and vegetables during the 2009 Fresh Market Tomato and Vegetable Field Day Aug. 11 at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station in Mills River.

The field day, an annual event at which scientists discuss their research, begins at 12:30 p.m. with registration. Research tours are scheduled from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., followed by a pig pickin' at Lake Julian. The Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station is at 455 Research Drive in Mills River.

Scientists will discuss topics such as protecting tomatoes and vegetables from insects and disease, controlling weeds, methods of growing tomatoes and vegetables, tomato variety yield comparisons and growing organic heirloom and heirloom-type hybrid tomatoes.

The field day is free and open to the public. More information is available from Dr. Jim Walgenbach, N.C. State professor of entomology, at 828-684-3562 or In addition, the field day program is available online at

Written by: Dave Caldwell, 919-513-3127 or

Posted by Dave at July 27, 2009 10:50 AM