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Virginia: Eastern Shore Ag Research and Extension Center Field Day, Painter, Sept. 13

Ernst Undesser
By Charlie Cahoon, Virginia Cooperative Extension September 6, 2017

Virginia: Eastern Shore Ag Research and Extension Center Field Day, Painter, Sept. 13

Virginia Tech’s Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center (ESAREC) has scheduled the 2017 Research Field Day for Wednesday, September 13th. Registration is free, open to the public and will begin at 8:00 AM at the ESAREC complex located at 33446 Research Drive, Painter, Virginia 23420. The field tour will begin at 9:00 AM and conclude with lunch at 12:30 PM.

Research projects to be showcased include:

  • Vegetable, oilseed, and grain crops
  • Cover crops and soil fertility
  • Plasticulture and row covers
  • Vegetable and row crop weed control
  • Off-target movement of herbicides
  • Insect pest management
  • Disease management
  • Food Safety Modernization Act Update
  • Water and soil amendments: Food safety implications

The Virginia Tech ESAREC is committed to supporting commercial vegetable and agronomic crop production throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Centrally located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the center conducts basic and applied research on more than 25 agricultural crops including, but not limited to, alfalfa, barley, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, collards, cotton, cucumbers, dry beans, edamame, eggplant, field corn, lettuce, lima beans, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, snap beans, soybeans, spinach, squash, sunflowers, sweet corn, switchgrass, tomatoes, watermelon, wheat, and zucchini.

If you would like more information about this topic or are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Lauren Seltzer at 757-414-0724 ext. 11 or email at mlpeyton@vt.edu.


Source: : http://blogs.ext.vt.edu/ag-pest-advisory/eastern-shore-arec-field-day-september-13th-2017/

Ernst Undesser
By Charlie Cahoon, Virginia Cooperative Extension September 6, 2017