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Southwest Purdue Ag Center High Tunnel Tour

Date: June 13, 2018 7:00-9:00 pm Eastern Time

Location: Southwest Purdue Agricultural Center, 4369 North Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN, 47591

The SWPAC high tunnel tour will be held on the evening of June 13, 2018. Attendees will have the opportunity to see a wide range of research projects being conducted in high tunnels at SWPAC.

Topics that will be discussed include: Grafting cucumbers for season extension; Seedless cucumber and summer squash variety evaluations in a high tunnel; Different pruning and trellising systems for growing cucumber, tomato and pepper in a high tunnel; Grafting tomatoes for improved yield; Cucumber beetle management; Annual plasticultural strawberry production with an innovative low tunnel system.

Registration will begin at 6:30 pm. The tour is free, to register please call (812) 886-0198, for more information please contact Wenjing Guan (guan40@purdue.edu). This event is sponsored by North-Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

Asparagus Production Twilight Meeting

Date: April 16, 2018 6:00 pm Central Time

Location: Jackson County Extension Office, 402 Ava Road, Murphysboro, IL 62966.

This event is organized by University of Illinois Extension. Topics include site selection/preparation, variety selection, nutrient management, pest management, harvesting and marketing. This is a great chance to see all 12 of the varieties during the peak of the harvest season. If you are interested please register by Friday, April 13, 2018, either online: http://go.illinois.edu/asparagusproduction, or by calling the Extension office in Murphysboro (618) 687-1727.

Upcoming Webinar

Indiana High Tunnel Production: A Handbook for Growers and Tips on Winter Production 

Date: April 17 2018 9:30 am Eastern Time

Join us to learn important information about common challenges and considerations growers wish they had known before installing their high tunnel. We will present findings from a recent study conducted jointly by IU and Purdue University on farmers’ experience with high tunnels. Hear recommendations for environmental management, soil health, pest and disease management, planting schedules and spacing in the high tunnel. Key points about winter production from a SARE partnership project will wrap up the session.

Register here https://purdue.webex.com/purdue/onstage/g.php?MTID=efb00a11038df4e9a6b5464fba830c367 Those registered will receive reminders about the webinar and a link to join. For more information please contact Analena Bruce at anabruce@indiana.edu

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