University of IL Extension to host 2016 Pumpkin Field Day - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

University of IL Extension to host 2016 Pumpkin Field Day

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The University of Illinois Extension will host this year’s Pumpkin Field Day at the Ewing Demonstration Center.

It will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 31 starting at 10 a.m. with registration beginning at 9 a.m.

Pumpkins are a big part of the specialty crop industry in the Midwest and in Illinois.

If you would like more information on raising pumpkins, new varieties and pest management practices come by the 2016 Pumpkin Field Day.

University of Illinois Extension Specialists and Educators will talk about a number of pumpkin production topics including weed management, disease, variety selection, marketing and overall crop management.

The annual Pumpkin Field Day will have a special guest, Brad Bergefurd, Extension Educator at Ohio State University Extension.

He will discuss pumpkin variety selection and new marketing strategies in Ohio.

The 2016 Pumpkin Field Day is free to attend and lunch will be provided but registration is required.

You can register by calling (618)687-1727 or online at this website by Friday, August 26, 2016.

The Ewing Demonstration Center is located at 16132 N. Ewing Rd., Ewing, IL, 20 minutes south of Mt. Vernon.

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