2012 Watermelon Growers Meeting
On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 University of Missouri Extension will again host the annual Watermelon Grower's Meeting with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the American Legion Building in Kennett, MO. Sponsors for this event include International Paper Company, Plant Agra, Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Siegers Seed Company, Syngentia Seeds, TEVA Corporation and Yara North America.
Presentations will be given by Dr. Reed Smeda from the University of Missouri on weed management, David Dunn University of Missouri on soil and Mr. Bob Garino with the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Sarah Denkler, Horticulture Specialist with the University of Missouri will also give a report on watermelon in the southeast region.
Various industry representatives will be on hand to discussion new developments available for 2013 and future products.
Lunch will be served after the presentations providing plenty of opportunity to network with area growers. We will also have order forms for the 2013 spray guides. For more information and to pre-register please call the Butler County University of Missouri Extension Office, at 573-686-8064.
The Extension office is open Monday - Friday, located in Kennett, Missouri at 233 North Main Street. For horticulture questions contact the horticulture specialist at 573-686-8064. MU is an equal opportunity/ADA institution.