Virginia Tech’s Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center (ESAREC) has scheduled their 2012 Research Field Day for Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Registration is free, open to the public, and will begin at 8:00 AM at the ESAREC complex located at 33446 Research Drive, Painter, Virginia 23420. Research projects to be showcased include: herbicide resistant weeds, plant disease management, insect pest management, alternative fertilizers and fertilizer management, fumigant alternatives, and water quality best management practices. Virginia Private Pesticide Applicators and Certified Crop Advisor recertification credits will be offered.
The Virginia Tech ESAREC is committed to supporting commercial vegetable and agronomic crop production throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Centrally located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the center conducts basic and applied research on more than 25 agricultural crops including, but not limited to, alfalfa, barley, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, collards, cotton, cucumbers, dry beans, edamame, eggplant, field corn, lettuce, lima beans, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, snap beans, soybeans, spinach, squash, sunflowers, sweet corn, switchgrass, tomatoes, watermelon, wheat, and zucchini.
For more information, visit http://www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/eastern-shore/index.html. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Lauren or Carrie at 757-414-0724* (*TDD number is (800) 828-1120) during business hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to discuss accommodations.
Additional information: 2012-esarec-field-day-program-27june2012-docx