The Vegetable Grower's field day, at the Bradford Research Center, will take place on Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Center near Columbia. The event will run from 3-6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
3-3:30 p.m.: “The importance of pollinator stewardship to home gardeners,” David Trinklein, Associate Professor, Division of Plant Sciences.
3:30-4 p.m.: “Production techniques and systems used by the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture,” Tony Minnick, CCUA Farm Manager.
4 p.m.: Tour wagons load and visit vegetable research sites.
4:15-4:45 p.m.: “Organic watermelons and cover crops,” Steven Kirk, Research Specialist II, Division of Plant Sciences.
4:45-5:15 p.m.: “Sweet corn,” Tim Reinbott, Assistant Director, MU Agricultural Experiment Station.
5:15-5:45 p.m.: “Hops variety trial,” James Quinn, Associate Extension Professional.
5:45-6 p.m.: “Tomato and pepper question and answer session.”
*The wagons will leave the conference building at 4 p.m. Individuals interested in the Wagon Tour need to be ready to depart by that time.
Thursday, August 2 at 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Bradford Research Center
4968 Rangeline Road, Columbia, MO, 65201