• COVID-19 Resources of Vegetable Growers (March 31, 2020) - New 3-31-2020: Cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting; handwashing station plan; USDA extends expiration dates for GAP etc. In the rapidly changing present situation we want to share information pertinent to vegetable growers as we become aware of it. Here are resources you may find useful. We organize information in categories such as Financial, Production, Labor, Food[Read More... ]
  • NEWS RELEASE: Special to Agriculture Media and Reporters 'A Guide for Farmers’ Markets to Navigate the COVID-19 Outbreak' (March 20, 2020) -   March 20, 2020 A Guide for Farmers’ Markets to Navigate the COVID-19 Outbreak WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Farmers’ markets play an essential role in the food distribution network, similar to traditional grocery stores. Consumers depend on farmers’ markets for fresh, local foods, and vendors depend on them as an outlet through which to[Read More... ]
  • USDA’s H-2A Website to Post Program Updates (March 19, 2020) - On Wednesday, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. consulates in Mexico suspended routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services.  The full announcement can be found at https://mx.usembassy.gov/status-of-u-s-consular-operations-in-mexico-in-light-of-covid-19/.  As a result of this announcement, and its potential to adversely affect those who utilize the H-2A program, USDA has started posting information and updates on[Read More... ]
  • NEWS RELEASE: Special to Agriculture Media and Reporters (March 19, 2020) - NEWS RELEASE: Special to Agriculture Media and Reporters March 17, 2020 A guide for local producers to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — COVID-19’s arrival in Indiana has created unprecedented disruption to local production cycles that bring food, fiber, flowers and more to our restaurants, farmers’ markets and communities. Now is the[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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