Area Commercial Vegetable Growers Production Meeting Feb. 26

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

veg-prodAn area vegetable production meeting is set for Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station on Hwy 1 South in Marianna, Arkansas. The meeting gets underway at 8 a.m. and will adjourn at 1 p.m.

Although aimed at commercial growers, gardeners are welcome. Representatives from the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Lee County and Forrest City District Conservation offices, the University of Arkansas (UofA) Research and Extension Centers in Keiser and Monticello, UofA Crop Science and Environmental Sciences Department, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) faculty and the Small Farm Program will share their expertise.

Topics to be discussed include agency updates; disease, insect and weed management; sustainable production practices for vegetable crops; and U.S. Department of Agriculture assistance to small business in agriculture. Dr. Yong Park, UAPB assistant professor of agriculture and entomology, is the luncheon speaker. He will discuss pollinators for vegetable crops.

Because this is a luncheon meeting, pre-registration is requested. To pre-register and be included in the luncheon count or if you have special needs, contact Ernest Bradley, multi-county agent, 15 East Chestnut, Marianna, Arkansas 72360 or phone (870) 295-7720 or email ebradley@uaex.edu.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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