Monday, July 24, 2017

2017 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day

Ajay Nair
Department of Horticulture
Iowa State University

Hello Iowa fruit and vegetable growers, Master Gardeners, and fruit and vegetable enthusiasts:

I am writing to invite you to the 2017 Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on 7th August, 2017 (Monday) at the Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station, 55519 170th St., Ames, IA. The field day will run from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Similar to last year, registration is free but required for head counts for supper. Please click the link below to register. Registration deadline is 31 July, 2017

The fruit and vegetable field day will provide an opportunity to evaluate several research projects focusing on high tunnel pepper and peach production, tomato grafting, integration of poultry and vegetable production, pest management in gourd crops, viticulture, growing hops and honey bee health and behavior studies. The functioning of equipment and tools (potato digger, vegetable wash station) will also be demonstrated. The overall objective is to highlight new and innovative production practices and techniques in fruit and vegetable production that could be utilized by commercial and local producers. Look forward seeing you at the Field Day.