Arkansas commercial vegetable production clinic set for March 8

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the University ofArkansas at Pine Bluff will conductan Area Commercial Vegetable Production Clinic on Friday, March 8, 2013. The clinic will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station on Highway 1 south of Marianna. 

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the University ofArkansas at Pine Bluff will conductan Area Commercial Vegetable Production Clinic on Friday, March 8, 2013.

The clinic will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station on Highway 1 south of Marianna. Lunch will be served.

The topics and speakers on the agenda:

  • Southern Pea Wal-Mart Initiative, Robert Cole, Director, East Arkansas Enterprise Community.
  • Economics of Southern Pea Production, Henry English, Small Farm Project Director, UAPB.
  • Update from Farm Service Agency, Harrison Armstrong, FSA County Executive Director; Precilla Wade, Farm Loan Officer; and Cedric Hicks, Farm Loan Officer.
  • Update from Lee County Conservation District, Tiffany Davis, District Manager.
  • Insect Management (southern peas, squash, cucumbers, watermelons and bell peppers), Dr. Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist.
  • Disease Management (southern peas, greens, watermelons, squash, cucumbers and bell peppers), Sherrie Smith, Plant Pathologist.
  • Growing Greens, Southern Peas, Squash, Cucumbers, Watermelons and Bell Peppers, Dr. Craig Andersen, Extension Horticulture Specialist.
  • Weed Management, Dr. Nilda Burgos, Professor-Crop Sciences and Environmental Sciences.

To register for the clinic, contact the Lee County Cooperative Extension Service at (870) 295-7720.