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Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association

An Association of Commercial Vegetable, Potato and Berry Growers

Central Susquehanna Summer Vegetable Meeting is July 18

By In News On July 17, 2017


This twilight meeting will be held at the Carl Wenger Farm at 1148 Old Trail Road in Liverpool from 6:00 to 8:30 in the evening on July 18.  (From Selinsgrove take Route 11 south to Port Trevorton. Continue south on Rt. 11 to Old Trail Rd. at Weaver’s Farm Market is on the corner of Rt. 11 south and Old Trail Rd. Go south on Old Trail Rd approximately  0.5 miles to the stop sign. Stay straight. Carl’s farm is 0.25 mile. Look for the large stone farm house on the right.)
Carl grows 30 acres of vegetables south of the town of Port Trevorton in Snyder County. Carl’s produce includes cucumbers, cabbage, fall tomatoes, cantaloupe, sweet corn, peppers, eggplant, and fall crops. Drip irrigation and plastic mulch is used extensively. A demonstration of bio-degradable mulch has been established for you to see.
The farm is a family operation where everyone pitches in to get the job done. The produce is marketed through the local auctions and wholesale to farm markets.
Our speaker will be Dr. Beth Gugino from Penn State University. We will take a walking tour of area of the farm and Beth will give an update of vegetable disease management and Shelby will discuss current insect management. Carl Wenger will demonstrate a sprayer he designed that effectively manages weeds between rows of plastic. Pesticide applicator license update training credits will be available.
There is no registration fee and light refreshments will be provided.  For information, contact John Esslinger at 570-316-6518 or cje2@psu.edu.  Walk-ins are welcome.

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