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NDSU sets fruit, hemp and vegetable field day

The field day will include presentations on fruit, hemp and vegetable production research and grape breeding.

The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Department of Plant Sciences will host a fruit, hemp and vegetable field day on Sept. 7 at the NDSU Horticulture Research Farm and Arboretum located between Absaraka and Amenia, North Dakota. The field day will begin at 4:30 p.m.

“This event will showcase some of the exciting research being conducted by the Department of Plant Sciences at NDSU and give field day participants a chance to see how some of the projects we are working on might be suitable for their gardens, orchards or farms,” says Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences professor and field day organizer.

The field day will include presentations/posters on caterpillar tunnel research, garlic cultivars for North Dakota, high-tunnel automated watering, North Dakota apples and renovation of old and neglected apple trees in North Dakota, hydro-mulching for weed control in onion and strawberries, evaluating transplant dates for new brassica cultivars, evaluating black currant, cantaloupe and haskap cultivars for their health attributes, evaluating allium species and their cultivars for health attributes, floral hemp transplant time influence on cannabinoid expression and other floral hemp research, grape breeding research, juneberry research and raspberry research.

Don Kinzler, NDSU Extension horticulture agent in Cass County will also talk about the successes and challenges of the 2023 vegetable and fruit growing season.

For more information on the field day, turn-by-turn driving directions and to register for the boxed dinner available at approximately 6 p.m., visit ndsu.ag/hortfieldday.

The NDSU Horticulture Research Farm is most successfully found by using the GPS address: 14866 29th St SE, Amenia, ND, 58004. 

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Aug. 29, 2023

Source: Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, 701-231-8536, h.hatterman.valenti@ndsu.edu

Editor: Kelli Anderson, 701-231-7881, kelli.c.anderson@ndsu.edu

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