July 30 Field Day to Feature Muck Crops

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Growing fresh lettuce, radishes, onions and more on high organic soils is the focus of Muck Crops Field Day. Photo: Thinkstock

WILLARD, Ohio — Growing fresh lettuce, radishes, onions and more on high organic soils is the focus of Muck Crops Field Day, 10:30 a.m. to noon July 30 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station, 4875 State Route 103 S in Willard. Admission is free and open to the public.

The center is part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

The station covers 15-plus acres of high-organic-matter muck soil in Huron County’s productive “salad bowl” region.

The event will share the station’s latest research findings on managing weeds, insects and diseases in muck-soil vegetable crops, said organizer Bob Filbrun, the station’s manager.

Also featured will be pest scouting, U.S. Department of Agriculture IR-4 pesticide trials for specialty crops and a demonstration of the station’s new electrostatic sprayer, Filbrun said.

The event is being held in collaboration with the Huron County office of Ohio State University Extension, the college’s outreach arm.

For more information, visit the station’s website at go.osu.edu/MuckCropsStation or contact Filbrun at 419-935-1201 or filbrun.12@osu.edu.

For more information contact: 
CFAES News Team
614-292-2270
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Bob Filbrun
419-935-1201 
filbrun.12@osu.edu