General Vegetables III
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Splice Grafting Watermelon Increases Efficiency and Yield Under Verticillium Wilt Pressure
Grafted watermelon can provide resistance to soil-borne disease, and new grafting procedures are more simple with no rootstock regrowth. Healing procedures for newly grafted plants are key to grafting success.
Dr. Carol Miles, Washington State University
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pest and Weed Management Considerations for Snap Bean Production
Lambsquarters, leafhoppers, rot rots, white mold, and more! This talk will review common pest issues and management strategies.
Julie Kikkert, Cornell Cooperative Extension
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Onion Variety Trial Results
Twenty-three onion varieties were planted in a randomized complete block with four replications at two Pennsylvania sites; Penn State University’s Russell E. Larson Research Center, Pennsylvania Furnace and at a commercial grower’s field in Lancaster County. The varieties were evaluated for their marketable yield and quality (sugar and pyruvic acid level) to determine their potential to become part of the Simply Sweet Onion Program for Pennsylvania growers.
Thomas Butzler, Penn State Extension
Timothy Elkner, Penn State Extension
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
**Pesticide Formulations Demonstration
Genny Christ, Penn State University