Tangi-Washington Grower Update - 8 November 2021

Note: Tangi-Washington Grower Updates and, before that, Tangi-Liv Grower Updates have been sent by email in the past. This is the first attempt to expand the reach of Updates by posting them online. To receive a notification through the Remind text messaging system when one of these updates are posted, please contact Mary Helen Ferguson.

One purpose of this Update is to let you know about the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Field Day coming up on Nov. 17. A couple of other updates follow the notice about the field day. One includes information about a disease to watch for in strawberry fields.

Fruit and Vegetable Growers Field Day – Nov. 17 (Baton Rouge)

Please RSVP by email to Kiki Fontenot or Mary Sexton. Reservations are needed for accurate breakfast food as well as parking passes.

Wednesday November 17, 2021

7:30 to 11:00 am

Hill Farm Teaching Facility

LSU Campus

Schedule of Events

7:30-8:00 Welcome/ Registration/ Breakfast

8:00- 10:00 Visit booths & field demonstrations hosted by LSU AgCenter faculty & graduate students

  • Blueberry, Muscadine, Blackberry & Raspberry Plantings
  • Bring In Insects & Damage for Identification!
  • Bring In Disease & Pests for Information from the Plant Diagnostic Clinic!
  • Have Nematodes? Our Nematode Specialist will be Here!
  • Biodegradable Mulch Demonstrations
  • Herbicides for Orchard Floors
  • Sweet Potato Breeding
  • Persimmon Tree Maintenance & Post-Harvest Quality
  • Container Gardening & Selecting Great Media
  • Citrus Research Information
  • Greenhouse Hydroponic Demonstration
  • Market Garden & Sustainable/ Organic Practices Demo
  • Farm To School Information
  • Water Testing for Food Safety on Your Farm
  • LDAF Food Safety/ Gaps Information
  • Market Maker Booth
  • Considering Growing Hemp? We have Information on Greenhouse & Field Production
  • Microgreen Growing Tips
  • 10:00-11:00 LFBF Market Meeting How can we move the fruit and vegetable industry forward? What are the next steps in funding research, speaking to legislators, and improving our presence within the state?

    Directions to the Hill Farm from I-10 coming from New Orleans, LA

    (MHF note: These directions are applicable to people traveling west on I-12, as well. You’d get on I-10 west in Baton Rouge.)

    Take I-10 West

    Exit at 157B for Acadian Thwy. toward LSU

    Acadian They. turns into Stanford Ave

    Take a slight right onto W Lakeshore Drive

    Turn right to stay on W Lakeshore Drive (light)

    Stay left to continue on South Campus Drive

    Follow signs into the parking lot

    You can use the LSU Rec Center address to guide you using Google maps (102 Student Recreation Complex Baton Rouge, LA 70803). (MHF note: You’ll need to follow signs to find your way past there, though.)

    Please Park in the North Student Recreational Parking Lot. We will provide you with a parking pass upon arrival.

    For accommodations for persons with disabilities at LSU AgCenter events, please contact the organizers at least five business days before the event.

    Next Meeting about Potential Washington Parish Watermelon Festival and Growers’ Association – Dec. 7

    The next meeting to discuss plans for a potential watermelon festival (2022) and formation of an association of Washington Parish vegetable and fruit growers is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 6:00 PM, at the Franklinton Town Hall (301 11th Avenue).

    Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium Fall 2021 Newsletter Available/Pestalotia Leaf Spot Update

    Available here. Of particular interest to strawberry growers may be the update on Pestalotia leaf spot and fruit rot. This disease has not yet been identified in Louisiana, but it’s been found in a number of other southern states, including Florida, Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina.

    11/15/2021 4:28:29 PM
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