University of GeorgiaThe University of Georgia will have a "Twilight Organic Field Day" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 7 at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center near Lyons.
The center is between Lyons and Reidsville. It's just inside Toombs County on Georgia highways 178 and 147.
The field day will show research on growing cantaloupes, cucumbers and watermelons in no-till, biodegradable plastic and regular black-plastic systems.
It will look at passive and active composting, too. And it will highlight the new pumpkin UGA horticulturists hope to release for the 2006 season.
(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)