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UGA horticulture field day set for Oct. 7 By April Reese Sorrow

University of Georgia horticulture experts will highlight the latest information on a range of topics from honeybee management to organic vegetable production at the Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day Friday, Oct. 7 on the UGA Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, Ga.

Registration begins 8:30 a.m. Tours begin at 9 a.m., rain or shine. UGA faculty from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will be stationed throughout the farm to discuss current research projects.

An in-depth tour of pumpkin, vegetable and organic trials at 2 p.m. will allow participants to dig deeper into these research programs.

Registration is $25 per person and includes lunch. Participation is limited to the first 250 registrants. For more information, see the event’s website at www.areg.caes.uga.edu/#hortfieldday.

(April R. Sorrow is a science writer with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.)

Orange Bulldog
Orange Bulldog

Orange Bulldog is an improved pumpkin variety developed from germplasm collected in the jungles of South America with greater levels of resistance to viruses than conventional pumpkins. Those original seeds yielded a long flat pumpkin, not one that lends itself to jack-o'-lanterns. So, Boyhan, Krewer and retired UGA horticulturist Darbie Granberry made improved selections for adaptation to Georgia conditions. Orange Bulldog made its debut in 2004. Orange Bulldog consistently produced yields of 13,000 to 20,000 pound per acre in north and South Georgia. Photo of mature pumpkin taken October 2009.

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Orange Bulldog is an improved pumpkin variety developed from germplasm collected in the jungles of South America with greater levels of resistance to viruses than conventional pumpkins. Those original seeds yielded a long flat pumpkin, not one that lends itself to jack-o'-lanterns. So, Boyhan, Krewer and retired UGA horticulturist Darbie Granberry made improved selections for adaptation to Georgia conditions. Orange Bulldog made its debut in 2004. Orange Bulldog consistently produced yields of 13,000 to 20,000 pound per acre in north and South Georgia. Photo of mature pumpkin taken October 2009. Download Image
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