58 articles tagged "Events".

Beginning Farmer East Regional Workshop Date: Oct. 28, 2017, 8:30 am – 4 pm Location: Randolph County Fairgrounds, 1885 U.S. Route 27, Winchester Attendees for this workshop can learn about: Business planning Pasture management Fruit and vegetable pest management Pastured poultry Greenhouse and high tunnel management Marketing products Purdue Extension experts will be available to discuss and answer questions. Cost is $10 and lunch will be provided. To register or find more information about the next four regional workshops, go to www.conf.purdue.edu/BegFarmerTours. Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Growers’ Technical Meeting Date: November 21, 2017 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (EST) Location: Southwest Purdue Ag Center (SWPAC), 4369 N. Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN The meeting will start at 5:00 pm for board members to discuss topics for the March meeting, which will be held in French Lick, IN. Any member who wants to participate in the discussion is welcome. At 6:00 pm, dinner will be served.[Read More…]


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Hydroponics Workshop II Date: Sep 8, 2017, 7:30 am – noon. Location: WSLR 116, Horticulture & Landscape Architecture 170 S. University St. Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47907 Registration: http://tinyurl.com/yb4dnwrh For further questions contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu, (765) 494-1296 In this workshop, you will learn about: LED lighting for winter produce in greenhouses Things to know about successful production in ‘vertical or indoor farms’ Biological control of insects Fertilizer recipes and injectors Ongoing research in our greenhouses Beginning Farmer East Regional Workshop Date: Oct. 28, 2017, 8:30 am – 4 pm. Location: Randolph County Fairgrounds, 1885 U.S. Route 27, Winchester. Attendees for this workshop can learn about: Business planning Pasture management Fruit and vegetable pest management Pastured poultry Greenhouse and high tunnel management Marketing products Purdue Extension experts will be available to discuss and answer questions. Cost is $10 and lunch will be provided. To register or find more information about the next[Read More…]


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Organic Vegetable Seed Production & Varietal Selection Workshop Date: August 22, 2017, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Location: Daniel Turf Center, 1340 Cherry Ln, West Lafayette, IN, 47907. Registration: http://tinyurl.com/y7da7dsh Topics include Seed biology fundamentals; Harvesting, processing, and storing seed; Population size and isolation requirements; Managing pathogens during seed production and after harvest; On-farm variety trialing and participatory breeding techniques. Registration fee is $15 including workshop and lunch.  Hydroponics Workshop II Date: Sep 8, 2017, 7:30 am – noon. Location: WSLR 116, Horticulture & Landscape Architecture 170 S. University St. Purdue University West Lafayette, IN 47907 Registration: http://tinyurl.com/yb4dnwrh For further questions contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu, 765-494-1296 In this workshop, you will learn about: LED lighting for winter produce in greenhouses Things to know about successful production in ‘vertical or indoor farms’ Biological control of insects Fertilizer recipes and injectors Ongoing research in our greenhouses  Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day Date: Sep 26,[Read More…]


The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently accepting nominations from qualified fruit and vegetable industry members to fill 10 seats on the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. This Committee is composed of 25 members from every commercial capacity within the fruit and vegetable industry including growers, distributors, processors, farmers market managers, food hubs etc. The committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on issues related to the programs and services that USDA provides to the produce industry. Nomination is end on Sep 1, 2017. More information about nomination and serving on the committee can be found at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAMS/bulletins/1b13cdd 


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Southwest Purdue Ag Center High Tunnel Tour Date: Thursday, August 10, 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. (EDT) Location: Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, 4669 North Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN, 47591 Registration: Visit http://tinyurl.com/yc5lqvez or call (812) 886-0198 For more information, contact: Wenjing Guan at guan40@purdue.edu or Dan Egel at egel@purdue.edu During the evening event at Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, attendees will see demonstrations of soil solarization, end-of-season clearance of soil covers, sprayers used for small-scale plots, and an innovative season-long low tunnel system for growing tomato and pepper. Attendees will also learn how to ID tomato diseases by walking in the field with a plant pathologist. You are also welcome to bring your own disease samples for identification. A NRCS representative will share the insights about high tunnel cost-share program. We will also discuss issues relating to how to choose, locate and make pre-construction decisions for a high tunnel. Pinney Purdue Vegetable[Read More…]


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Southwest Purdue Ag Center High Tunnel Tour Date: Thursday, August 10, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. (EDT) Location: Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, 4669 North Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN, 47591 Registration: Visit http://tinyurl.com/yc5lqvez or call (812) 886-0198 For more information, contact: Wenjing Guan at guan40@purdue.edu or Dan Egel at egel@purdue.edu During the evening event at Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, attendees will see demonstrations of soil solarization, end-of-season clearance of soil covers, sprayers used for small-scale plots, and an innovative season-long low tunnel system for growing tomato and pepper. Attendees will also learn how to ID tomato diseases by walking in the field with a plant pathologist. You are also welcome to bring your own disease samples for identification. A NRCS representative will share the insights about high tunnel cost-share program. We will also discuss issues relating to how to choose, locate and make pre-construction decisions for a high tunnel. Pinney Purdue Vegetable and[Read More…]


The Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project is a great opportunity to legally dispose of unwanted chemicals. It is free of charge up to 250 pounds. To dispose of pesticides, complete the 2017 Pesticide Clean Sweep Planning form (the form is attached to the newsletter) and mail, fax or e-mail the completed form to Kevin Neal at Purdue University. 175 South University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2063, (765) 494-4331 (fax) or nealk@purdue.edu no latter than Monday, July 31, 2017. Then bring your labeled, leak free and safe to transport containers to the collection site. Do NOT mix materials. Pesticides will be accepted from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm local time at the following dates and locations: August 15, 2017: LaPorte County Fairgrounds in LaPorte, IN August 16, 2017: Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds in Lafayette, IN August 17, 2017: Grant County Fairgrounds in Marion, IN August 22, 2017: Franklin County Fairgrounds in Brookville, IN August 23, 2017:[Read More…]


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Dr. Steve Weller, professor and extension weed scientist in the Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is retiring from Purdue. I’m sure many readers share the Purdue Vegetable Extension team’s appreciation for all the work he has done to help vegetable growers with weed management and wish him the best in life’s next adventures. Thanks from all of us, Steve! You will be missed.


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Purdue Extension and Indiana University are collaborating to offer a series of field days featuring high tunnels. The events will be hosted July 18 at the Meigs Horticulture Research Farm in Lafayette; Aug. 10 at the Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center in Vincennes; Aug. 15 at the Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center in Wanatah; and Sept. 27 at the Hamilton County Extension Office and Full Hand Farm in Noblesville. Meigs Horticulture Research Farm High Tunnel Field Day Date: Tuesday, July 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (EDT) Location: Meigs Horticulture Research Farm, 9101 S. 100 E, Lafayette, IN, 47909 Registration: Visit http://tinyurl.com/yc5lqvez or call (765) 494-1296 For more information, contact: Lori Jolly-Brown at (765) 494-1296 or ljollybr@purdue.edu The field day at Meigs Horticulture Farm will focus on high tunnel production of cucurbit crops. It will feature tours of conventional and hydroponic high tunnel cucumber and melon production. The use of insect-exclusion screens to control cucumber[Read More…]


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We are looking for sweet corn growers to participate in our 2017 Vegetable Field Day and Sweet Corn Tasting. Our field day on Aug. 15 at Pinney Purdue Ag Center in Wanatah, will feature tours of tomato production in moveable high tunnels, using both conventional and organic management systems. The event also will include walking tours of sweet corn and pumpkin variety trials, an overview of research findings about the opportunities available through high tunnels, and information about the NRCS program. Attendees will learn about managing pollinators; low-cost high tunnel structures for the home gardener; irrigation solutions; site and structure considerations for new high tunnel users; and finding, preserving, and preparing fresh produce. Private applicator recertification credits (PARP) are anticipated. This event includes a dinner and sweet corn variety tasting. If you would be willing to donate 2 ½ dozen ears of corn, please contact Lyndsay to arrange pick-up/drop-off arrangements. Lyndsay Ploehn, Purdue[Read More…]


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