Upcoming Events – Vegetable Crops Hotline

Upcoming Events

2019 Indiana Small Farm Conference

Date: February 28 to March 2, 2019

Location: Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville, Indiana

Registration ends 2/20/19. More information about the conference can be found at https://www.purdue.edu/dffs/smallfarms/


Michiana Greenhouse & High Tunnel Growers Meeting

Date: March 5, 2019 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Elkhart County 4-H fairgrounds. 17746 County Rd 34, Goshen, IN

Topics of the grower meeting include: Update on current research in greenhouse and high tunnels – what is new and emerging for 2019? How to use greenhouse lighting to improve quality and reduce production time; High tunnel irrigation and fertility management considerations; Disease and disorders from seed to transplant; Insect pest control & how effective are predators; Driftwatch update

More information about the meeting can be found at https://extension.purdue.edu/Elkhart/article/31851


Southeastern IN Vegetable Growers Meeting

Date: March 7, 2019 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST

Location: Floyd County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2818 Green Valley Road, New Albany, IN 47150

Topics include: Vegetable disease management update, vegetable grafting, personal protective equipment. Registration from 5:30 to 6:00 pm. Please contact Gina Anderson (812) 948-5470, gmanders@purdue.edu for more information about the meeting.


Southwest Melon and Vegetable Growers Annual Meeting

Date: March 8, 2019 8:30 am – 4:00 pm EST

Location: 8670 W. State Rd. 56, French Lick, IN  47432

Topics include: watermelon production in Georgia, food safety update, irrigation of cucurbits, pollinator safety, health of watermelon transplants, and putting the sprayer on the road.  Those who attend the afternoon session, from 1:30 until 3:30 will receive Private Applicator Recertification Credit (PARP).  Registration is $15 and includes lunch.  Individuals who want PARP certification should bring $10.  Please direct questions to Dan Egel, (812) 886-0198; egel@purdue.edu.


Cover Crop Workshop & Field Tour

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:00 –Noon

Location: SEPAC – 4425 E. 350 N., Butlerville, IN 47223

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