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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
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.
All meetings and activities announced in this news release are open to all eligible
persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability,
marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities
who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print,
audiotapes, etc.) should notify the county Extension office as soon as possible prior
to the activity.
By Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
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