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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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Indiana Fruit & Vegetable Field Tour The tour will be held at Tuttle Orchards, 5717 North 300 West Greenfield IN 46140, June 28, 9:00 am -4:00 pm. On-site registration 9 am at Tuttle Orchard. Registration fee is $5 per person. For further questions contact Lori Jolly-Brown at ljollybr@purdue.edu or (765) 494-1296. Southwest Purdue Ag Center Field Day  Southwest Purdue Ag Center Field Day will be held on June 29, 2017 at Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, Vincennes, IN. The field day provides two choices of tours: Horticultural Crop Production and Agronomic Crop Production. The Horticultural Crop Production tour will feature Organic Tomato Production, High Tunnel Vegetable Production, Grape Research, Protecting Pollinators while Managing Insect Pests in Watermelon Production, and Produce Food Safety. A meal will accompany the tour with PARP classes available after lunch. Please contact Barb Joyner (joynerb@purdue.edu, (812) 886-0198) for registration, or register online at https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0rICQrMVJmiMnqZ. Organic Vegetable Seed Production & Varietal Selection Workshop  The workshop[Read More…]


Southwest Purdue Ag Center Field Day  Southwest Purdue Ag Center Field Day will be held on June 29, 2017 at Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, Vincennes, IN. The field day provides two choices of tours: Horticultural Crop Production and Agronomic Crop Production. The Horticultural Crop Production tour will feature Organic Tomato Production, High Tunnel Vegetable Production, Grape Research, Protecting Pollinators while Managing Insect Pests in Watermelon Production, and Produce Food Safety. A meal will accompany the tour with PARP classes available after lunch. Please contact Barb Joyner (joynerb@purdue.edu, 812-886-0198) for registration, or register online at https://purdue.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0rICQrMVJmiMnqZ. More information about the tour can be found here. Beginning Farmer Tours and Workshops  Join Purdue’s beginning farmer team for farm tours in 2017. June 15. Clay Bottom Farm near Goshen, IN uses intensive growing methods to support a CSA program on less than an acre of land. Learn about their ‘lean farm” approach to support a CSA, supply[Read More…]


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Southwest Purdue Ag Center Field Day Save the date June 29 for Southwest Purdue Ag Center Field Day Beginning Farmer Tours and Workshops  Join Purdue’s beginning farmer team for farm tours in 2017. June 15. Clay Bottom Farm near Goshen, IN uses intensive growing methods to support a CSA program on less than an acre of land. Learn about their ‘lean farm” approach to support a CSA, supply restaurants, and sell at farmers’ markets. June 24. Silverthorn Farm near Rossville, IN uses organic practices to produce a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. The tour will include a session on working with restaurants. September 11. Two tours for the price of one! Tour Little Prairie Farms, a small acreage vegetable farm near Brookston, IN, and the Purdue Student Farm near West Lafayette to learn about farming practices and tools for small acreage farms. September 27. Full Hand Farm is a[Read More…]


Indiana Farm Market Association (IFMA) Spring Tour Day The spring tour day will be held on May 2, 2017 in the Fort Wayne area. This is open to anyone with a farm retail store, farm market, or agritourism farm.  It’s a great time for sharing ideas and gather new ones. This is a driving tour, map and directions will be provided. The tour begins at… 10:00 Cook’s Bison Ranch cooksbisonranch.com.  It is located in Wolcottville, Indiana. Lunch at Sandra D’s Italian Garden in Auburn, Indiana. 12:00-2:00   The owner/chief, Bentley Dillinger will also give a brief talk on his business and his relationship to local farmers.  The menu will be specially selected, and it will include their famous dessert, tiramasu.  Note: they are listed as Sandra Ds Garden Cafe for Google Maps. The afternoon will conclude with a tour of Sechler’s Pickles. Tour at 3:00 p.m. There is a requirement of no open-toed shoes,[Read More…]


Hydroponic Lettuce Production Workshop The department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is hosting a Hydroponic Lettuce Production Workshop on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 8:30 am to 11:30 am (EST) in room 222, Horticulture Building at Purdue University. Topics include: Most common mistakes made during hydroponic lettuce production (Petrus Langenhoven); Nutrition, temperature and supplemental lighting for hydroponic lettuce production (Krishna Nemali); Market access (Jodee Ellett), and Tour of hydroponic lettuce research at HLA (Krishna Nemali and Petrus Langenhoven). The workshop is free, please RSVP no later than March 20, 2017 by contacting Lori Jolly-Brown (ljollybr@purdue.edu). For More information, please contact Petrus Langenhoven (plangenh@purdue.edu) or Krishna Nemali (knemali@purdue.edu). Michiana Vegetable & Fruit Growers Meeting  Purdue Extension and Michigan State University Extension services are hosting a daylong event that runs from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on March 21, 2017, at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, 17746 County Road 34, Goshen, Indiana. Topics[Read More…]


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