This free event will showcase various aspects of crop production including vegetables, cover crops, and pest management tools that are effective and help conserve beneficial arthropods.
Small- and mid-scale farmers and gardeners will receive research-based information / demonstrations on various aspects of sustainable agriculture.
Demonstrations and Presentations
~ Cover Crops for Vegetables
~ Sweet / Chili Pepper Production
~ Integrated Disease Management of Watermelon
~ Research Update on Trap Cropping
~ Weed and Insect Pest Management in Jack-o'-Lantern Pumpkin Production
~ Native Plants as Specialty Crops
~ Native Plants for Native Pollinators
~ Aquaculture: friends and pests
~ Missouri aquaculture eats
~ Cover Crop Grazing by Goats /Sheep
~ Edamame / Soybean variety trial
~ Living Mulch with Sweet Corn / Green Beans
~ Monitoring and Management of Invasive Insects including Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) – free bait and traps.
Watermelon and Tomato Tasting!
This is a FREE event, registration is not required but encouraged. To register, contact Vonna Kesel at (573) 681-5312. Please let us know if you require special accommodations.