Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day – July 20, 2023 – Vegetable Crops Hotline

Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day – July 20, 2023

Purdue Extension presented its first Fruit, Vegetable and Hemp Field Day post-pandemic at the Meigs Ag Center in July 2022. Extension Specialists and Graduate Students presented specialty crop research to 45 attendees. Attendees had only good things to say about the event. ” Great information and research.” “Great variety of experiences and knowledge.” “I felt welcomed and it was in an educational environment with like-minded people.” “It was such a great informative event to learn about Purdue’s current research.” “Quality and variety of information.” “The speakers seemed to give good context to their subjects.” Below are some of the production topics presented at the field day and we expect to have a similar lineup for the 2023 field day.

  • Cold Hardy Grape Varieties for Indiana
  • Apple Disease Management and IR4 Trial
  • Management of Dwarf Apple Trees
  • Managing Caterpillars with Homeowner Products on Swiss Chard and Collard Green Varieties
  • Planting Vegetables into Cover Crops
  • Vegetable Weed Management Research
  • Row Covers for Insect Management on Leafy Greens
  • Sweetcorn Insect Management
  • Mite Management in High Tunnel Cucumbers
  • Two-system Approach to Vegetable Farming
  • Cannabinoid Hemp Variety Trial / Hemp Propagation Study

We are happy to announce that Purdue Extension is presenting its annual Fruit and Vegetable Field Day on July 20, 2023, at the Throckmorton/Meigs Horticulture Farm, Lafayette, IN.


More information about the upcoming field day will be available in May 2023.

Contact Lori Jolly-Brown or Petrus Langenhoven if you have any questions.

Meigs Field Day

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