Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lincoln University Vegetable and IPM Festival

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension invites you to the 1st Vegetable and Integrated Pest Management Festival on August 28th from 4-7 pm at Lincoln University’s Carver Farm, 3804 Bald Hill Road, Jefferson City, MO, 65101
Demonstrations & Presentations

·       High Tunnel Tomato Production
·       Research Update on Trap Cropping
·       Cover Crops for Vegetables
·       Elderberry as an Edible Native Plant
·       Native Plants for Native Pollinators
·       Weed and Insect Pest Management in Jack-o'-lantern Pumpkin Production
·       Field Sweet / Chile Pepper Production
·       Integrated Disease Management of Watermelon
·       Monitoring and Management of Invasive Insects including Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) and Japanese Beetles – free bait and traps.

SWD is a very serious new invasive pest that attacks small fruit crops, some stone fruits (cherry, nectarine, peach), high tunnel tomatoes, and wild hosts (including pokeweed, autumn olive, crabapple, nightshade, Amur honeysuckle, and wild grape).  Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and grapes are at the greatest risk. Learn how to identify, monitor, and manage this injurious pest.

Pepper and Tomato Tasting!
This is a free event but registration is required.  Pre-register by Friday, August 23 by calling (573) 681-5312 or email.  Please let us know if you need special accommodations.

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