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January 10, 2023

LSU AgCenter: Watermelon Education Meeting in Franklinton

The LSU AgCenter will hold a meeting for current and prospective watermelon growers from 6:00 to 8:20 PM on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at the LSU AgCenter’s Washington Parish office (1104-B Bene St., Franklinton). Dr. Ashley Long of the LSU AgCenter and School of Renewable Natural Resources will discuss how to minimize crop damage from wildlife such as deer, coyotes, and feral hogs. Dr. Mary Helen Ferguson of the LSU AgCenter will address weed, disease, and insect management. Mr. Perry Talley will provide information about the Watermelon, Fruit, and Vegetable Association and its plans to bring back the Washington Parish Watermelon Festival.

Please RSVP to Horticulture Agent Mary Helen Ferguson (mhferguson@agcenter.lsu.edu, 985-277-1850, or 985-839-7855) if you plan to come. For accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact her at least one week before the event. 

The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.

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