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Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association

An Association of Commercial Vegetable, Potato and Berry Growers

Specialty Crop Tour for Young Growers is June 14

By In Berry, News, Vegetables On May 26, 2017


This tour will be held at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs which hosts research projects for agronomic and horticultural crops on June 14, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  No fee for the event but please sign up by June 7th!

Tour Schedule

  • 10:00 am – Meet at Plant Pathology Farm (Gate E)
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch (Gate J)
  • 1:00 pm – Resume Research Tour at Horticulture Farm (Gate H)
  • 4:00 pm – Depart

The Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center is located fifteen minutes from downtown State College, PA. The farm hosts research projects for agronomic and horticultural crops. On this tour YGA will be visiting the farm’s Plant Pathology and Horticulture sections, and will hear from researchers conducting tree fruit, vegetable, and small fruit studies. Other specialty crop projects, like hops and wine grapes, will also be presented.

Tour Highlights

  • NC-140 apple rootstock plantings
  • Apple training systems
  • Asian pear cultivar evaluatio
  • Apple root biology
  • Vegetable disease management and monitoring
  • Weed management in sweet corn and tomatoes
  • Sustainable hops production
  • Pumpkin cultivar evaluation
  • No-till tomato and squash production
  • High tunnel strawberry and raspberry production

For further information and to register, click here.


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