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2017 Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting

Farmers with prize watermelons. Image from Smathers Archives.

The 2017 Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19, at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida.

Registration opens at 7:30 AM (Central Time) and the event will end with a sponsored lunch. This meeting will provide the latest research information for commercial growers of watermelons, cantaloupe, squash, and other cucurbits.

Topics that will be addressed include: insect, weed, and disease management, cucurbit varieties, and water and nutrient management. Additionally, pesticide CEUs will be available. Speakers include research and extension faculty from the University of Florida/IFAS.

The registration fee for the event is $5.00 and includes materials and lunch. You can register online at: https://tristatecucurbitmeeting2017.eventbrite.com. You are welcome to pay at the door, but please RSVP with Jackson County Extension at: 850-482-9620. The Tri-state Cucurbit Meeting is hosted by Jackson, Gadsden, Washington, and Holmes County Extension agents in cooperation with research faculty in Florida.

Agenda

  • 7:30 – Registration Opens
  • 8:10 – Update on the Panhandle Cucurbit Industry 
    Shep Eubanks, UF/IFAS Holmes County Extension
  • 8:20 – Cucurbit Disease Control
    Matthews Paret, UF/IFAS Plant Pathologist
  • 9:10 – Cucurbit Variety Trial Summary
    Josh Freeman, UF/IFAS Vegetable Specialist
  • 10:00  Break
  • 10:30 – Water & Nutrient Management
    Bob Hochmuth, UF/IFAS Extension, Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center
  • 11:20 – Attracting Beneficials in Squash Production
    Oscar Liburd, UF/IFAS Entomologist
  • 12:10 – Meet with Vendors
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 12:50 – Closing Remarks & Conclusion
  • 1:00 – Adjourn

Download the printer friendly flyer:

Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting Flyer

 

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