AREC to Host Field Tour and Twilight Meeting

The faculty and staff of Virginia Tech’s AHS Jr. AREC and Virginia Cooperative Extension invite you to a Field day and Twilight Meeting on Thursday, July 18, 2013. In addition to a traditional twilight meeting, there will be a comprehensive tour of the research plots at the AHS Jr. AREC. Growers from throughout Virginia, as well as nearby states are invited to attend. Please note that the mealtime is earlier than in past years.

2:30pm – 5:15pm: Tour of Research Orchards (Entomology, Horticulture & Pathology) – Meet at the main building

5:30pm – 7:00pm: Catered Supper & Seasonal Updates – Equipment Shed

Registration is required.  To ensure that you are provided with a meal, you must email Mark Sutphin at or call his office: (540.665.5699) before noon on Monday, July 15th.

Directions: The facility is located at, 595 Laurel Grove Road, Winchester, VA 22602. From I-81: take the Stephens City exit (Exit 307). Go west into Stephens City on Fairfax Street. Proceed straight through Stephens City onto Rt. 631 (Fairfax Street becomes Marlboro Road). Continue west on Marlboro Road for approximately 3.5 miles. When Marlboro Road dead-ends at a “T”, turn right (north) onto Middle Road (Rt. 628). Proceed on Middle Road for 1.5 miles. Turn left (west) onto Laurel Grove Road (Rt. 629). Travel 0.8 miles to the AREC, which will be on your left. Parking is available in front of the building.

Drs. Keith Yoder, Chris Bergh, and Greg Peck will be providing seasonal updates at dinner and will be available for discussions and concerns regarding the growing season.

**Please save the date of Tuesday, August 27, 2013 for a joint Twilight Meeting with WVU Extension at Orr’s Farm Market in Martinsburg, WV.**

Many thanks to all of our faithful sponsors for making this event possible!


Bayer CropScience, L.P.

Bowman Andros Products, LLC

Certis USA, LLC

Crop Production Services

Dow Agro Sciences

DuPont Crop Protection

First Bank & Trust

Frederick County Farm Bureau

Frederick County Fruit Growers

Gowan Company LLC

Helena Chemical Company

Knouse Foods Co-Op., Inc.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit

National Fruit Product Company

Nichino America

Peterson Farms, Inc.

Southern States


Syngenta Crop Protection

Trece, Inc.

Valent USA

Valley Fertilizer & Chemical Company

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia Farm Bureau

Winchester Equipment Company


Mark Sutphin

Associate Extension Agent | Agriculture and Natural Resources, Horticulture | Unit Coordinator (Frederick)

Virginia Cooperative Extension – Frederick County Office | 107 North Kent Street | Winchester, VA 22601

Phone – 540.665.5699 | Fax – 540.722.8380 | Cell – 540.398.8148 | Email – |

Serving the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Page, Shenandoah, & Warren

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