Vegetable Grower's Field Day

Thursday, August 3, 2017 3:00pm to 5:00pm

4968 Rangeline Road, Columbia, MO, 65201
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The Bradford Research Center will host its Vegetable Grower's Field Day on from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3. This event is free and open to the public!

Conference Building
• 3-3:45 p.m.: “Role of Baker Creek and the popular trend in heirloom vegetables,” Kathy McFarland, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company.

Wagon Tour
• 3:45 p.m.: Tour wagons load and visit vegetable research sites
• 3:50-4:05 p.m.: “Watermelons and cover crops,” Steven Kirk, research specialist II, plant sciences
• 4:10-4:25 p.m.: “Sweet Potatoes,” Xi Xiong, associate professor, and Waana Kaluwasha, graduate research assistant, both in plant sciences

Walking Tour in Tomato Festival Plots
• 4:30-5 p.m.: During an informal question and answer period, walk through the 200+ cultivars of tomatoes and peppers featured in our Tomato Festival while our experts discuss vegetable culture, insects of vegetables, diseases that can result from insect pests and more.
David Trinklein, associate professor, horticulture, Jessica T. Kansman, graduate research assistant, plant sciences, and Benjamin Puttler, assistant professor emeritus, entomology.

South Farm Research Center Tour
• 5:15-6 p.m.: Following the Vegetable Growers Field Day, there will be an optional tour at the South Farm Research Center, hosted by Tim Reinbott, director of field operations for the MU Agricultural Experiment Station. The tour will feature South Farm’s movable high tunnel, grafted tomatoes, raspberries and cut flowers.

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