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Piketon Field Night Aug. 11 Includes Pumpkin Pollination, Drip Irrigation, Small Fruit, Tomatoes

August 5, 2011

PIKETON, Ohio – The Annual Horticulture Field Night will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, at Ohio State University's South Centers in Piketon. Registration begins at 5 p.m. with the program starting at 6 p.m. The cost to attend is $10 per person, which includes dinner.

The event will begin with updates on Ohio State's horticulture trials; Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding opportunities through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the latest on drip irrigation technology being developed in partnership with Israel and the Negev Foundation.

Following dinner and a drip irrigation demonstration, participants will take a wagon tour of OSU South Center’s fields and learn about the pumpkin pollinator research project, new small fruit opportunities, and calcium uptake research on tomato and cultivar screenings.

During the registration hour, DermaScan viewings will be offered, which can help detect early facial sun damage. Attendees can also view displays from The Negev Foundation and several Israeli drip irrigation companies, NRCS EQIP, OSU Direct Marketing and Ohio MarketMaker. Specialty crop field equipment will also be on display.

Registration is suggested by calling Julie Strawser-Moose at 740-289-2071 or 800-297-2072 (Ohio only), ext. 223, or by emailing

OSU South Centers is located on the southeast corner of State Route 32 and Shyville Road, one mile east of U.S. Route 23, just south of Piketon. A detailed schedule of events can be found at

Julie Strawser-Moose