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Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting February 24

Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting February 24

UF/IFAS Extension Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting

Jackson County Agriculture Center
2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, FL 32448
Monday February 24, 2014 9:00am-4:00pm

The 2014 Tri-State Cucurbit Meeting will be held on Monday, February 24, at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center, 2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Marianna, Florida, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time.  The meeting will feature morning refreshments and lunch.

Cucurbits crops are members of the gourd family that include:  cucumbers, cantaloupes, squash, pumpkins, and watermelons.  Production topics to be presented at the Cucurbit Meeting include:  fertilization, insect and disease management, weed management, along with squash and melon cultivars.  There will also be an update provided on food safety issues, and pesticide handling and application.  Two Private Applicator and one CORE CEU’s have been applied for, so attendees will be able to get CEU’s towards their pesticide applicator license renewal.

There are no registration fees for this sponsored event, however pre-registration is required to gain an accurate count for lunch.  To RSVP, contact Nikki or Cynthia at the Washington County Extension Office, 850-638-6180.  For more specific information, or interest in sponsorship of the event, contact Matt Orwat, or 850-638-6180.

Download the printer friendly flyer:  2014 Cucurbit Meeting flyer

For specific information on Cucurbit Production download :
Chapter 3 of the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2013-2014 edition



Author: Matthew Orwat – mjorwat@ufl.edu

Matthew J. Orwat started his career with UF / IFAS in 2011 and is the Horticulture Extension Agent for Washington County Florida. His goal is to provide educational programming to meet the diverse needs of and provide solutions for homeowners and small farmers with ornamental, turf, fruit and vegetable gardening objectives. Please feel free to contact him with any questions you may have.

Matthew Orwat

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