Quincy, Fla. — The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will host a Vegetable Field Day at the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy located on the Pat Thomas Parkway, on Thursday, June 3, 2004.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and research demonstrations conducted by Steve Olson and other faculty will be held between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Vegetable Field Day has been approved for four (4) CEU’s for Restricted Use Pesticide Licenses.

The programs at NFREC-Quincy cover a wide range of crops, including vegetables, small grains, agronomic row crops, forages, ornamentals, tree fruits, and forestry. Vegetable Field Day is an opportunity for local farmers, county agents, agricultural distributors, commercial growers and garden enthusiasts to learn about some of the research Steve Olson and other faculty at NFREC have conducted.

Vegetable Field Day begins with registration followed by a welcome and introduction from George Hochmuth, the center director. Attendees will then have the opportunity to view a variety of demonstrations, including “Tomato Insecticides Trials,” “Cantaloupe Disease Management,” “Personal Watermelon Variety and Spacing Trial,” and “Pepper Insecticide Trial.” The demonstrations range in length from 15 to 30 minutes. Vegetable Field Day will conclude at 1 p.m. followed by a complimentary lunch.

Vegetable Field Day is free; pre-registration is recommended but not required. To register or for more information call 1-850-875-7100 or visit http://www.nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu.