Tomatoes, peaches, muscadines on menu at June 19 SWREC Horticulture Field Day
- June 19 Field Day features tomato-growing tactics
- Agenda features internationally known fruit breeder John Clark
- Cooking demos in addition to horticulture how-tos
- For info and registration, contact Sherri Pote at (870) 777-9702, ext. 100.
HOPE, Ark. – The June 19 Horticulture Field Day at the Southwest Research and Extension Center is going to be so good, you can taste it.
Registration for the mouth-watering event begins at 7:15 a.m., with a hot-biscuit-and-jam-tasting, and it just gets better from there.
“As researchers and extension educators, we are constantly working to find the best methods for both commercial growers and home gardeners,” said Vic Ford, professor and director of the Southwest Research Research and Extension Center. “What’s nice about this field day is that we get to taste the fruits of our labor and share them with everyone.”
The field day will feature workshops on herbs, tomatoes, edamame, muscadine grapes, mushrooms, blackberries and peaches. There will be presentations on the impact of nematodes on tomatoes and edamame, worm management in sweet corn and pea crops, and new varieties of peaches, muscadine grapes and blackberries, presented by internationally known fruit breeder, John Clark, professor with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
The afternoon will feature a hands-on tomato-grafting workshop. Participants must register in advance for this workshop
Throughout the day, U of A Family and Consumer Science agents will present a cooking program that will highlight healthy cooking using herbs and fresh produce, Ford said.
The cost of the event is $17 with pre-event registration or $20 at the door. To register in advance, contact Sherri Pote at (870) 777-9702, ext. 100.
SWREC, part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, is located at 362 Highway 174 North in Hope.
For more information about crop production and agricultural economics, visit www.uaex.uada.edu or contact your county extension office.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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