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Fruit and vegetable producers to meet Sept. 23

September 07, 2010

A fruit and vegetable meeting is planned Thursday, Sept. 23, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland -- Western Maryland Research and Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road in Keedysville.

The meeting is intended to provide producers the opportunity to get a firsthand look at several of the ongoing projects at the research facility.

University of Maryland Extension researchers and specialists Jerry Brust, Bryan Butler, Galen Dively, Kate Everts and Chris Walsh will present the following topics: Maryland pumpkin trials with 20 varieties; apple seedling and NC 140 rootstock trials; Bt sweet corn varieties; mobile high tunnel with strawberry, tomato and raspberry production; and an update on the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug.

Sandwiches and refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required, but can be made by calling 301-432-2767, ext. 350, or by e-mail to cmason@umd.edu">cmason@umd.edu.

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