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Tomato field day set for June 11

An LSU AgCenter tomato field day is scheduled for 5 p.m., June 11, at the Waterproof Ridge Farm at 3719 Bayou Black Drive in Houma, La.

LSU AgCenter experts will discuss traditional tomato varieties as well as those more disease-resistant. Presentations will include using plastic mulch and drip irrigation and tomato disease prevention. Activities will include taste-testing of various tomato varieties.

Don Ferrin, LSU AgCenter plant pathologist, will speak on major tomato diseases and what can be done to prevent them in a garden.

From the downtown Houma area, Waterproof Ridge Farm can be reached by going to the intersection of Barrow Street and Bayou Black Drive, turning left onto Bayou Black Drive and continuing 4.7 miles, then turning left and going 1 mile.

From the Thibodaux area, take Louisiana Highway 311 to the Savanne Road intersection, then turn right and go to the end of Savanne Road, cross the bayou and turn left on Bayou Black Drive, travel 1.6 miles, then turn right and go 1 mile.

Registration will begin at 4 p.m., and the program will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More information is available from Fletcher by e-mailing or from Debbie Melvin by e-mailing They can be contacted by telephone at (985) 446-1316.

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