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Vegetable Twilight Meeting and Research Tour

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Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 4 p.m. – a.m.
Location: Rutgers Agricultural Research & Extension Center (meet at the shelter near the parking lot) 121 Northville Rd.
Bridgeton (Upper Deerfield), NJ
Speaker: Albert Ayeni, PhD, Ethnic Crop Research Specialist, Rutgers University Tom Orton, PhD, Specialist in Vegetables Rick Vanvranken, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County Peter Nitzsche, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Morris County Wes Kline, PhD, County Agricultural Agent Thierry Besancon, PhD, Extension Weed Specialist for Specialty Crops Andy Wyenandt, PhD, Specialist in Vegetable Pathology Joe Ingerson-Mahar, PhD, Vegetable IPM Coordinator
Description: Specialty crop evaluations -- -- Exotic peppers (Habaneros, Superhots, Poblano types, Jalapenos, Sweet minibells and African Birdeyes) -- Tropical Spinach study -- Tigernut study (Conventional and Organic plots) -- Roselle (Conventional and Organic) -- Asian cucurbits (Trellised vs. non-trellised) -- Elephant ear Demo -- Sweet potatoes for leaf production (Vine vs. tuber propagule) -- Fluted pumpkin (Conventional vs. Organic) Evaluation of Yacon as a Potential New Specialty Crop for New Jersey Farmers Evaluation of Bell pepper varieties and breeding lines for Bacterial Leaf Spot and Phytophthora Blight Management Weed control options for cucurbits Basil downy mildew fungicide control trial Cucurbit powdery mildew control with fungicides Basil downy mildew variety evaluations Basil trial featuring an organic and conventional basil downy mildew control program with new Rutgers DMR lines vs downy mildew susceptible lines Managing Phytophthora Blight in peppers with fungicides Evaluation of five sweet corn varieties: non-Bt, Bt, and Bt+VIP for resistance to corn earworm, fall armyworm and European corn borer Pesticide credits have been requested.
Contact: Katie Silvers, 856-451-2800
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