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.