Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pumpkin Field Day

A Pumpkin Field Day is scheduled for September 6th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at McVeigh's Pumpkin Patch, 956 E. County Rd – 1800, Hamilton, IL (just across the Mississippi River from Hannibal).  Rick McVeigh has been raising pumpkins for over 25 years and has over 50 different varieties this year.

Join pumpkin growers for this field day to view and discuss pumpkin and gourd varieties.  Find out which pumpkin varieties will do well at your own farm and market.  Variety trials can be of help by allowing one to compare many different varieties grown under similar conditions.  This way, a grower can decide which one may work for your particular market. 

Join us for a field day in Hancock County, Illinois to learn about pumpkin variety selection, pumpkin disease and insect identification/control and fertility issues. This will also be an opportunity to meet with industry representatives.

·       Dr. Mohammad Babadoost, Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology, Univ. of IL Dept. of Crop Sciences
·       Dr. Richard Weinzierl, Extension Specialist, Entomology, Univ. of IL Dept. of Crop Sciences
·       Dr. Patrick O'Malley, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Commercial Horticulture Specialist

This field day is co-sponsored by the U of I Extension with Iowa State University Extension, Louisa, Lee, Henry & Des Moines counties.

The event is free but registration is required because a lunch is being served.  To register, click here.


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