Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Growers Annual Meeting – Vegetable Crops Hotline

Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Growers Annual Meeting

Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Growers annual meeting will be held in French Lick Resort & Casino on March 11, 2022, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Topics include
– Research updates on nitrogen management in watermelon production;
– What do we know about growing strawberries on plasticulture system in southern Indiana;
– Extension produce food safety update;
– IPPM in watermelon: What worked and what didn’t;
– Melon weed science research and herbicide update for 2022;
– Securing your load with chains and straps.

We will also discuss the future of the Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Growers Association (SWIM). If you are a member of SWIM, please make an effort to participate in this years’ meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting. $15.00 per person will be collected at registration to join or renew your Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Growers Association membership. Below is a detailed agenda of the event.

Private Applicator Recertification Program credits will be available for an additional $10.00 per person and will be collected at the end of the PARP session. To receive credit, you must attend all the PARP sessions (1:30 -3:30 pm). Bring your PARP card or number with you. Please RSVP for this meeting no later than March 1, 2020. You can call the SWPAC office at (812) 886-0198 or email Barb Joyner ( with reservations, including all those in your household or business that will be attending with you.

If you are interested in having a booth at the meeting, please see the ILLIANA web page at:  


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