Note: Tangi-Washington Grower Updates and, before that, Tangi-Liv Grower Updates have been sent by email in the past. This is the first attempt to expand the reach of Updates by posting them online. To receive a notification through the Remind text messaging system when one of these updates are posted, please contact Mary Helen Ferguson.
One purpose of this Update is to let you know about the Fruit and Vegetable Growers Field Day coming up on Nov. 17. A couple of other updates follow the notice about the field day. One includes information about a disease to watch for in strawberry fields.
Wednesday November 17, 2021
7:30 to 11:00 am
Hill Farm Teaching Facility
Schedule of Events
7:30-8:00 Welcome/ Registration/ Breakfast
8:00- 10:00 Visit booths & field demonstrations hosted by LSU AgCenter faculty & graduate students
10:00-11:00 LFBF Market Meeting How can we move the fruit and vegetable industry forward? What are the next steps in funding research, speaking to legislators, and improving our presence within the state?
Directions to the Hill Farm from I-10 coming from New Orleans, LA
(MHF note: These directions are applicable to people traveling west on I-12, as well. You’d get on I-10 west in Baton Rouge.)
Take I-10 West
Exit at 157B for Acadian Thwy. toward LSU
Acadian They. turns into Stanford Ave
Take a slight right onto W Lakeshore Drive
Turn right to stay on W Lakeshore Drive (light)
Stay left to continue on South Campus Drive
Follow signs into the parking lot
You can use the LSU Rec Center address to guide you using Google maps (102 Student Recreation Complex Baton Rouge, LA 70803). (MHF note: You’ll need to follow signs to find your way past there, though.)
Please Park in the North Student Recreational Parking Lot. We will provide you with a parking pass upon arrival.
For accommodations for
persons with disabilities at LSU AgCenter events, please contact the organizers at least five business days before the
The next meeting to discuss plans for a potential watermelon festival (2022) and formation of an association of Washington Parish vegetable and fruit growers is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 6:00 PM, at the Franklinton Town Hall (301 11th Avenue).
Available here. Of particular interest to strawberry growers may be the update on Pestalotia leaf spot and fruit rot. This disease has not yet been identified in Louisiana, but it’s been found in a number of other southern states, including Florida, Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina.