Ridgetown Vegetable Open House 2013

The Ridgetown Vegetable Open House will be held on Thursday, July 18, with a choice of an afternoon or evening tour.  The tour will begin at 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm at the Ridgetown Campus tomato breeding plots on Selton Line, between Scane and Howard Roads. Look for the signs. The tour will proceed to the plots off Victoria Road, North of Gosnell Line starting at 2:15 and 6:45 pm. Look for the signs. The tour will move to wagons on campus in Ridgetown (park beside RDC building) starting at 2:45 and 7:15 pm, and will wrap up with refreshments in Willson Hall.

Highlights will include:  New traits for processing tomatoes. Managing belly rot and downy mildew in cucumbers, managing fruit rots and bacterial spot in tomatoes, staying on top of Cercospora leaf spot in sugar beets after confirmation of fungicide resistance, insecticides for western bean cutworm in snap beans and sweet corn, and more. Cover crops for sweet corn, squash, snap beans. Minimizing nitrogen loss after harvest. Estimating soil health and quality. Vegetable variety trials. Biodegradable mulch. Popcorn stalk strength. Clean seed production in garlic. Field pea heat tolerance. Recropping issues with cover crops. Weed control in sweet corn, peas, red beets, snap and lima beans. Herbicide/fungicide tank mixes in tomatoes. Cover crop garden. OMAFRA updates.

Details and a map can be found on the Ridgetown Vegetable Open House poster.

No cost.  No preregistration required.  Hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Janice LeBoeuf at the Ridgetown OMAFRA office at janice.leboeuf@ontario.ca or 519- 674-1699.

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