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Fruit, Vegetable Field Day Set June 14
Georgia vegetable growers, or farmers who may like to grow vegetables, should plan to attend the Fruit and Vegetable Field Day June 14 near Lyons, Ga.

The field day will start at 6 p.m. at the University of Georgia's Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center off Georgia Highway 147 between Lyons and Reidsville. It will cover all of the center's research except onions.

After a sponsored meal, UGA scientists and others will be on hand to discuss their work during visits to the research plots. Visitors should be able to see:

  • Carrot, squash, sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe and tomato trials.
  • Blackberries and emerging crops.
  • Methyl bromide alternatives in strawberries.
  • Cantaloupes on plastic.

To get to the research center from Reidsville, take Georgia Hwy. 147 northwest past Georgia State Prison and Rogers State Prison. Just past the Toombs County line, turn right at the brown and black Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center sign.

From Lyons, take Ga. Hwy. 178 southeast. When Hwy. 178 becomes Hwy. 147, look for the sign on the left.

If you'd like to attend, or need further information, call George Boyhan at (912) 681-5639 (or e-mail

(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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