Commercial Vegetable Grower Field Day

Commercial Vegetable Grower Meeting/Field Day, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon at Clemson University Pee Dee Research & Education Center (PDREC), 2200 Pocket Rd., Florence.
(GPS Address: 2200 Pocket Rd., Darlington, SC)

The commercial vegetable growers meeting will be at the new vegetable demonstration/research area along the main entrance road on the north side of the tenant house at the PDREC. The main topics covered will be the use of cover crops, strip-till, and no-till for vegetables. Dr. J. C. Chong will also talk about protecting pollinators. 10:00 a.m. – Dr. Matt Smith, Director of PDREC, will introduce the new vegetable demonstration/research area.

10:15 a.m. – Gordon Mikell, State Conservation Agronomist with USDA-NRCS, will introduce the ideas of cover crops and reduced tillage.

10:45 a.m. – Dr. Geoff Zehnder, Coordinator of IPM and Sustainable Agriculture Programs at Clemson University, will introduce sustainability.

11:00 a.m. – Dr. J.C. Chong, Assistant Professor of Entomology at PDREC, will talk about protecting pollinators.

11:15 a.m. – Tony Melton will lead a tour of the demonstration/research area.

Noon – Lunch

For more information, please contact: Anthony (Tony) Melton
Pee Dee Area Extension Agent, Commercial Horticulture
2685 South Irby St., Ste K Florence. Phone: 843-661-4800

Author: Duane Childers

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