Pumpkin Field Night

Aug 20, 2015, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Western Agricultural Research Station - 7721 S Charleston Pike, South Charleston Ohio 45368
Contact: 
Jim Jasinski
937-484-1526

For novice and experienced pumpkin growers and crop consultants – this event will focus on multiple topics including current and unregistered fungicides used to control powdery mildew and offer a first-hand view of their efficacy in demonstration trials, said Jim Jasinski, an Ohio State University Extension educator and Integrated Pest Management program coordinator.

Participants will also see a demonstration of how aerial imagery is being used to advance early and late season pest management in cucumbers and pumpkin.

“Additionally, we will look at a downy mildew sentinel trial to see what this disease looks like on different species of cucurbits, including cucumber, squash, cantaloupe and watermelon,” Jasinski said. “We will also discuss the impact of insecticides and fungicides on squash bee and honey bee populations.

“This is a good opportunity for novice and experienced pumpkin growers alike to keep up with the rapid changes in insect and disease management, pesticides and production technology.”

The deadline to register is Aug. 13.