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Vegetable Twilight Meeting and Research Tour

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Thursday, August 19, 2021


4–9:30 p.m.


Rutgers Agriculture Research & Extension Center, 121 Northville Rd., Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Bridgeton, NJ


Wes Kline, Bill Hlubik, Rick VanVranken, Michelle Infante-Casella, Thierry Besancon, Kathryn Homa, Andy Wyenandt, Maggie Wasacz, Joe Ingerson-Mahar and Raul Cabrera


4:00 - Discussion
Strawberry Soil Fertility – Bill Hlubik, Middlesex County Agricultural Agent

Silicon, Sulfur and Manganese Nutrition for Protecting Cucurbits from Powdery Mildew – Joe Heckman, PhD, Specialist in Soil Fertility

Rutgers Covid-19 Project – Rick VanVranken, Atlantic County Agricultural Agent

Sustainable Agriculture and Research and Extension (SARE) Farmer Grants a Way to Try New Things and Cover the Cost – Michelle Infante-Casella, Gloucester County Agricultural Agent

4:30 - Tour
Evaluation of Bell Pepper Varieties and Breeding Lines for Bacterial Leaf Spot and Phytophthora Blight Management – Wes Kline, PhD, Cumberland County Agricultural Agent

Cover Crops for Between Beds in Plasticulture Cucumbers – Thierry Besancon, PhD, Extension Weed Specialist for Specialty Crops
Update on Breeding for Fusarium Wilt Resistance in Basil – Kathryn Homa, IR-4 Program
Anthracnose Control in Peppers – Andy Wyenandt, PhD, Specialist in Vegetable Pathology
Phytophthora Blight Control Through the Use of Fungicides - Andy Wyenandt, PhD, Specialist in Vegetable Pathology
Control of Basil Downy Mildew with Organic Materials - Andy Wyenandt, PhD, Specialist in Vegetable Pathology
The Effects of Simulated Dicamba Drift on Cucumber and Snap Bean Yields – Maggie Wasacz, Rutgers Graduate Student
Sweet Corn Demonstrating the Differences/Effectiveness of Non-Bt, Providence Bt, and Attribute II Bt Varieties for Resistance to Corn Earn Worm and Fall Army Worm – Joe Ingerson-Mahar, PhD, Vegetable IPM Coordinator
Update on Industrial Hemp Research in South Jersey – Raul Cabrera, Specialist in Nursery Production and Management




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