Aug. 6 Field Night to Feature Vegetable Crops

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FREMONT, Ohio — Eating plenty of vegetables can help ward off disease. But what happens when the vegetables get sick?

How to deal with vegetable crop diseases is the focus of Vegetable Crops Field Night, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s North Central Agricultural Research Station, 1165 County Road 43 in Fremont. Admission is free and open to the public.

Farmers, producers and industry professionals can learn what diseases have been prevalent this growing season, what past research trials have shown on those and other diseases, and what current control products are on the market and how effective they are, said Allen Gahler, an Ohio State University Extension educator.

“These topics can help growers improve efficiency and profitability on their operations as well as offer insight to educators and researchers for future projects,” Gahler said. “The program will also bring industry professionals into direct contact with growers in a setting conducive to sharing knowledge.”

The event will feature experts from OSU Extension, OARDC, the research station and industry.

OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Additional topics that will be covered during the event include:

·      Tips and tricks for setting up spray equipment.

·      The genetics behind tomato disease resistance.

·      The research station’s use of social media.

For more information, contact Matthew Hofelich, who manages the research station, at hofelich.4@osu.edu or 419-332-5142; or Allen Gahler at gahler.2@osu.edu or 419-334-6340.

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Allen Gahler
419-334-6340
gahler.2@osu.edu

Matthew Hofelich
419-332-5142
hofelich.4@osu.edu