Vegetable Crops Hotline – A newsletter for commercial vegetable growers prepared by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service
  • Upcoming Virtual Vegetable Programs (January 6, 2021) - Many vegetable programs are going virtual this year. Although we missed the in-person experience, the virtual meetings provide opportunities for participating in meetings we usually can’t. Even better, many great events are free of charge, and the cost to attend large conference is more affordable. Here are some of the upcoming free events that[Read More... ]
  • The Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2021 (ID-56) (December 14, 2020) - This is about the time of year when we announce the arrival of the next year’s Midwest Vegetable Production Guide. The new guide has been produced, however, the usual printed versions will not be for sale since we will have no in-person meetings at which to sell them. To find out how to access[Read More... ]
  • University of California Survey on Specialty Asian Produce (December 10, 2020) - UC ANR and UC Davis are conducting a survey of consumers to identify which types of specialty Asian produce are almost always cooked before eating, so that Southeast Asian and other small-scale farmers can receive exemptions from federal food safety regulations for low-risk crops. The research team would appreciate your help in taking the[Read More... ]
  • Plastic Mulch Survey (November 28, 2020) - Cornell Cooperative Extension is a partner on a Rochester Institute of Technology project that is creating new methods for manufacturing plastic mulch and promoting its field break-down.  The project aims to tightly match new product development to real-world grower preferences, on-farm use patterns, and current economic constraints surrounding plastic film use.  This 5-minute survey[Read More... ]
Please see the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers (ID-56)  for current pesticide recommendations or consult a Purdue extension specialist or educator.
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