Melons, pumpkins, peppers and tomatoes will take the spotlight in a twilight summer field day June 21 at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center.
The field day will start with supper at 6 p.m. at the research center on Georgia highways 178 and 47 near Reidsville, Ga. Visits to the field plots will follow.
The research under way at the center include:
- Variety trials and pollenizer and fruit blotch studies on watermelons.
- Variety development and a storage study on pumpkins and a seed increase on the new "Orange Bulldog" pumpkin variety.
- Variety trials on tomatoes and cantaloupes.
- A shade study on peppers and tomatoes.
To learn more about the field day and directions to the research center, call horticulturist George Boyhan at (912) 682-3481 or superintendent Randy Hill at (912) 565-7822.
(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)