Agriculture & Natural Resources
Want To Learn How To Pump Up Pumpkin Production?
What are the superior pumpkin varieties for West Virginia? What’s the best way to handle pumpkins after you harvest them?
Ask those questions and any other pumpkin production puzzlers when West Virginia University Extension Service agriculture experts hold a free “Pumpkin Twilight Meeting” from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the USDA Plant Materials Center near Alderson in Greenbrier County.
Lewis W. Jett, commercial horticulture specialist with the WVU Extension Service, organized the session for farmers, gardeners and “all interested in pumpkins.” Also answering questions will be Tom Basden, WVU Extension nutrient management specialist.
The two experts’ discussion topics will include selecting new pumpkin varieties, using no-till methods, managing pests and diseases, growing cover crops and handling post-harvest pumpkins.
The USDA facility is located on Creamery Road—just two miles south of Alderson off of Route 3.
For more information contact your local WVU Extension office at 304-473-4208
Cooperative Extension has historic roots in agriculture and the environment from helping commercial farmers and growers (through Agricultural Extension Agents) to home lawn and garden enthusiasts (through the Master Gardener program), Extension has knowledge and expertise to share.