Upcoming Organic Seed Field Day and Training in North Carolina

cucumber-male-flowerSave the date for the upcoming “Organic Cucurbit Variety Selection and Seed Saving Field Day” to be held August 12, 2014, at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, North Carolina.

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Hosts Organic Seed Alliance, Cornell University, and North Carolina State University invite you to join us for this field day which will include results from cucurbit variety trials that are helping researchers identify Downy Mildew resistance. The results will include varieties of melons, squash, and cucumbers grown in organic systems.

In addition to variety trial results, field day participants will also learn techniques in seed saving and processing, and on-farm plant breeding.

The field day will be held at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, NC, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event fee is $10.00 and includes day-long field day and lunch. Pre-registration is required.

•  When: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
•  Cost: $10 per person includes day-long field day and lunch
•  Location: Mountain Research Station, 265 Test Farm Road, Waynesville, NC 28786
•  Register: Please register here prior to the event

This project is funded through the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) and is coordinated by Cornell University in partnership with Organic Seed Alliance, North Carolina State University, and Auburn University.

Contact Tony Kleese with any questions or for more information about the field day.

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