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(07/09/20) HAMMOND, La. — In lieu of its traditional summer field day, the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station is planning a virtual horticulture event that will go live online July 24.
Videoed presentations will be posted at https://bit.ly/hammondfieldday. Much like a typical field day, faculty and staff at the station will discuss their research projects and give tours of the trial gardens.
An electronic version of the trial results publication that is usually handed out at in-person field days will be made available at the field day webpage.
While the program is aimed at horticulture industry professionals, many home gardening enthusiasts will also find something of interest in the online presentations. They will highlight some of the latest and greatest plants that AgCenter researchers are evaluating in shady, sunny and a variety of other settings.
“Our staff has worked very hard during the skeleton crews and slow-downs resultant from the COIVD-19 pandemic to ensure that the trials were not limited or lacking,” said Jeb Fields, an assistant professor and extension specialist at the station. “While we were excited for the opportunity to have our horticulture field day live and in-person as usual, we are quite happy with the opportunity to bring some fantastic virtual content, which may help more people see some of the great work we are doing at the Hammond Research Station.”
The Sun Garden at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station. Photo by Ashley Edwards/LSU AgCenter
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