Organic Cucurbit Variety Trial and Seed Saving Field Day

Organic Cucurbit Variety Trial and Seed Saving Field Day

August 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mountain Research Station in Waynesville
Registration - $10, includes field day and lunch

An organic variety trial of melons, squash and cucumbers is being conducted in cooperation with researchers in NY, NC, and AL.  The trial was developed to study variety resistance to Downy Mildew, Striped Cucumber Beetles and viruses and will provide information and germplasm for the breeding of resistant varieties specifically for organic farmers. 

At this field day we will share the initial results from this project and tour the research plots in the morning. After lunch we will help build your skills and knowledge around seed breeding, saving, and processing.  

This project is funded through the USDA Organic Research and Extension Initiative and is coordinated by Cornell University in partnership with the Organic Seed Alliance, NCSU, and Auburn University.  Click on the link below to find out more details and to register for the event.
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