Monday, July 28, 2014

Vegetable and IPM Festival

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension will be hosting a Vegetable and Integrated Pest Management Festival on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 4-7 pm at the Lincoln University George Washington Carver Farm, 3804 Bald Hill Road, Jefferson City, MO, 65101

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.

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