Kern County Potato Field Day June 14, Bakersfield
2012 Kern County Potato Variety Trial Field Day
- Thursday, June 14, 2012
- 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Hart Memorial Park (8 miles northeast of downtown Bakersfield via Hwy 178 and Alfred Harrell Hwy)
The Annual UC Cooperative Extension and CPRAB Variety Trial Field Day is an opportunity to see tubers of potentially new varieties, how they performed this year, and how they performed compared to standard varieties. Entries include varieties from numerous USDA, state, and private breeding programs. This year’s entries include Russets, chippers, reds, and yellows, and specialty types. Tubers will be shown as how they look straight from the field after being washed.
This is an opportunity to express your evaluations and recommendations about these varieties to University researchers, breeders, seed growers, and fellow growers.
Location: The Potato Field Day will be held in the shade near the bank of the Kern River at HART PARK. It will be located on the east end of the park in Section 2, just off Alfred Harrell Highway. Snacks and refreshments will be available.
Potato Grower Meeting: You should be receiving a notice soon for the annual potato grower's dinner and informal meeting to be held the evening of the field day. The dinner meeting will be held at the Petroleum Club this year with a special guest speaker. Please call or email Nathan Sano to let him know if you will be attending and how many in your party.
The Petroleum Club
- 5060 California Ave
- Bakersfield, CA 93309
- Thursday, June 14th
- 5:30 no host social
- 6:30 Dinner
For further information contact:
- Joe Nunez, Kern County Cooperative Extension, 661-868-6222
- Jim Melban, California Research Advisory Board, 559-591-0436
- Nathan Sano, California Potato Research Advisory Board, 559-591-0436