Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vegetable Workshop on July 27, 2011 at the Mountain Research Station


Broccoli variety trial

The Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, NC will offer a Vegetable Workshop on July 27, 2011 from 1:30 to 5 pm.  This workshop is open to the public and will showcase a wide variety of field studies.  Highlights of the tour include the Organic Unit with studies on heirloom and heirloom-type hybrid tomatoes, cowpeas and pigeon peas, weed control barriers, and a cover crop demonstration.  The North Carolina site for the East Coast Broccoli Project features two plantings (early and late) of 36 varieties of broccoli.  The truffle demonstration orchard with filberts in their second season of growth, will also  be open for viewing (although not officially on the tour).  Additional studies on tomatoes, pumpkins, lettuce, and other vegetable crops will also be included.  Directions can be found at:   http://www.ncagr.gov/research/mrs.htm.  More information will be posted here as it becomes available.


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