Tangi-Washington Grower Update - 12 May 2023

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I wanted to share several updates, including information about some upcoming events.

Beginning Organic Farming Workshop and Acadiana Sustainable Farm Tour – May 23-24 (Cade, LA, and Lafayette area)

Click here for more information and links to register. Note that registration links for the two events are separate.

Louisiana Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association / LSU AgCenter Fruit and Vegetable Field Day – June 14 (Baton Rouge)

This event is scheduled for 8 – 11 AM at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden. Field tours are planned. More information about the event is expected closer to the date of the event.

Herbicide Drift Management Workshop – July 6 (Baton Rouge)

This event is scheduled for 8 AM – 4:30 PM at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden and will include field tours, demonstrations, and presentations. The focus will be on tomatoes and crops in the cucurbit family. More information is expected closer to the date of the event. (A similar event will be held at the Red River Research Station in Bossier City on June 27, for north Louisiana.)

Tangipahoa Parish Comprehensive Master Plan Update Survey

Those of you who are in Tangipahoa Parish may have seen the requests for input about the Parish’s 2045 Comprehensive Master Plan. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to fill out the survey, available on this website. This is a chance to represent your perspectives as Tangipahoa Parish residents and agricultural producers.

Spring 2023 Edition of Small Fruit News Available

The Spring 2023 edition of Small Fruit News from the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium is available.

Following some questions about Orondis Gold usage for Phytophthora crown rot in strawberries, Dr. Guido Schnabel of Clemson University and I wrote this article. This may be useful as you prepare for next season.

Marketing Resources from Mississippi State University Extension

An online course, newsletters, and other resources are available through this website.

Let me know if you have questions.

Contact Mary Helen Ferguson, Ph.D.

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