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Appalachian Harvest: Growing Cucurbits

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March 30, 2017

Presenter: Dr. Allen Straw, SW VA AREC, Virginia Cooperative Extension

Summary: Appalachian Harvest offered a Growing Cucurbits class that covered the pests, disease and control measures for both conventional and organic to increase wholesale quality, as well as a FSMA introduction. 

Cucurbit Production.ppt

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