Organic Cucurbit Variety Selection and Seed Saving Field Day
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
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A variety trial of melons, squash and cucumbers is being conducted in NY, NC, and AL this summer and the following two years. The trial has been developed to determine resistance to Downy Mildew, Striped Cucumber Beetles and viruses which will support the breeding of resistant varieties and generate a resource for organic grower variety selection. The field day will share the initial results and help build your skills and knowledge around seed breeding, saving, and processing. (Insert registration info).
The morning will include an overview of the organic cucurbit breeding objectives. Then all participants will go out into the field and help us evaluate the varieties. We will then return to the classroom to assess the results and participate in a taste test. After a catered lunch, there will be an afternoon workshop on seed saving and seed processing. You are welcome to attend all or part of the event; one price regardless (because we assume you all will eat lunch!).
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When & Where
NC Alternative Crops and Organics Program at NC State University
This program is led by Dr. Jeanine Davis and is based at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River, NC. To learn more about this program visit the website http://ncherb.org and the blog http://ncalternativecropsandorganics.blogspot.com.