Edisto schedules fall watermelon, vegetable field day

The Fall Watermelon and Vegetable Field Day will be held at the Edisto Research and Education Center in Blackville on Sept. 6, 2007.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. The morning programs will include: Beef Cattle, Peanut and Precision Agriculture Updates. Lunch will be provided from noon until 1:00 p.m.

Following lunch, the Watermelon and Vegetable portion of the Field Day will begin in the auditorium. Final results of the following projects will be provided and discussed: Seedless Watermelon Variety Trial; Mini-watermelon Variety Trial; Hollow Heart in Watermelon Trial; Grafted Watermelon Rootstock Trial; Grafted Watermelon Density Trial; and Organic Watermelon Production Trial.

The Watermelon and Vegetable portion of the field day will then move to the field. At the field the following will be viewed: Fall Pumpkin Variety Trial (8 medium to large and 8 medium to small pumpkins); Fall Seedless Watermelon Variety Trial; Fall Mini-watermelon Variety Trial; Nutrient and Water Applications for double-cropped bell peppers; Fall Organic double-cropped bell peppers; and Virus Resistance in selected gourd plants for grafted watermelons.

The Watermelon and Vegetable Tour is expected to conclude at 3:30 p.m. Continuing re-certification hours for pesticide license and CCA certification hours will be available.

For more information, contact Gilbert Miller, 803-284-3343 Ext. 225, [email protected]

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