2014 Pumpkin Field Day

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Date(s) & Time(s)::

September 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM

August 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Location: University of Illinois Extension, Ewing Demonstration Center 16132 N. Ewing Rd; Ewing, IL

Phone: (618) 687-1727

Link: http://www.web.extension.illinois.edu/fjprw/

Event Description

If you want to learn more about raising pumpkins or get the latest information on new varieties and pest management practices, make sure to attend the annual Pumpkin Field Day hosted by the University of Illinois Extension.
Registration will begin at 9 am, with the welcome starting at 10 am. During the course of the day, University of Illinois Extension Specialists and Educators will discuss a range of pumpkin production topics including variety selection, disease, insect and weed management; cover crops; and no-till transplanting. A pumpkin variety trial, with over 50 different cultivars, has been established as well as field demonstration plots to accompany each of the presentations. Special invited guests to this year’s Pumpkin Field Day include Kate Kammler, University of Missouri Extension, providing information on pumpkin variety selection, and Wayne Sirles, Rendleman Orchards in Alto Pass, will be sharing his experiences and perspective on cover crops and no-till transplanted pumpkins.
FREE to the public and lunch will be provided. However, registration is required. Please register by calling (618) 687-1727 or online at: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fjprw/ by August 29, 2014.
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