From The Editor’s Desk – Vegetable Crops Hotline

From The Editor’s Desk

Welcome to the Vegetable Crops Hotline (VCH), Purdue Extension’s exclusive newsletter for people in the business of growing vegetables.

This issue features articles on potato insect pests and includes an insect spotlight article on Syrphid flies. We also examine the weather and get updates on auction prices from the Clearspring Produce Auction.

Website Links

Frequently, we include links to websites or publications available online. If you can’t access these resources, don’t hesitate to contact your local Extension office or us to request a hard copy of the information.

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide

The Midwest Vegetable Production Guide is now available for growers to visit online at You can also download a free copy of the guide from your computer at You may also purchase a hard copy for $12 from Stephen Meyers,

Do not hesitate to contact me at if you have any questions or suggestions for improving the newsletter. Let me know if there are specific topics you would like to see more of in the newsletter. Also, let us know if things are not working for you. We want to improve the newsletter, and your input is valuable.

We hope you enjoy the newsletter. Happy reading!

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