Vegetable Production Twilight Meeting
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)
Locally grown vegetables are fresh, delicious, and can boost the local economy, but growing vegetables for sale can be a challenge in the Kansas weather, especially when you want to try something new. Come see ongoing research projects and trials of new vegetable production techniques on Thursday, September 26th from 6-7:30 p.m. at the John C. Pair Horticulture Research Center in Haysville, KS.
We will enjoy a field tour to see the projects and a demonstration of equipment for sweet potato harvesting. Registration fee is $5. Light snacks and water will be provided.
Who Should Attend:
• Anyone growing or considering growing tomatoes, pumpkins, or sweet potatoes for sale.
• Those interested in organic farming.
• Anyone interested in learning more about cover crops and their benefits.
• Anyone interested in networking with other growers.
Featured topics include:
• Cover crops & pumpkin production
• Tomato Grafting & Production
o Advantages & Disadvantages
o Use of Surround
o Plastic mulch & staking
• Organic Sweet Potato Production
o Slip production
When & Where
Sedgwick County Extension
Sedgwick County Extension is a branch of K-State Research & Extension.