Liz Maynard

Clinical Engagement Assistant Professor of Horticulture
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
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With Halloween comes the final issue of the Vegetable Crops Hotline for 2014. The first issue of 2015 is included with a 2014 subscription, but now is the time for subscribers who receive a paper copy in the mail to renew. A renewal form is included with this issue. Email subscribers will remain on the subscription list as long as the email address works.   I’m interested in hearing suggestions about how to make the newsletter more useful to you. Part of that is delivering it in a format that you like. You can subscribe to receive a paper copy of this newsletter by U.S. mail, sign up to receive an email announcement when the pdf issue is posted online, or just visit vegcropshotline.org and download an issue when you need it. Indiana Vegetable Growers Association members receive a paper copy as a benefit of membership.Are there other ways you[Read More…]


​Last year this at time many were discussing and commenting on the proposed Produce Safety Rule published by FDA. There were so many comments about parts of the rule that the FDA published a supplement in September 2014. The comment period on the supplement is open until Dec. 15. This article briefly summarizes parts of the revised proposal that address manure applications and water. The initial proposal required a waiting period of 9 months between application of raw manure and harvest of a crop covered under the rule. (The rule covers fresh fruit and vegetable crops normally eaten raw.) The new proposal does not define any specific waiting period. The FDA explains that this change was made because the length of time necessary to reduce the risk will vary depending on many factors, and we don’t yet have the scientific understanding to develop a rule that takes into account all[Read More…]


​Webinar – Crop Selection in High Tunnels . Thursday, Nov. 20, 10-11 a.m. EST. Presented by by Liz Maynard, Purdue Extension vegetable crops specialist. No registra – tion required. https://gomeet.itap.purdue.edu/cropsht/ Southwest Indiana Melon and Vegetable Grower Meeting. Thursday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m . EST. Southwest Purdue Ag Center, 4369 N. Purdue Road, Vincennes, IN. New members welcome. $15 per person at the door. Register by Nov. 14 by calling Sara Hoke or Dan Egel at 812-886-0198. Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium. Tuesday, Janu – ary 6, 2015. Teibel’s Restaurant, Schererville, IN. Pro – gram available in early December. Sign up to be on the mailing list at https://ag.purdue.edu/hla/fruitveg/Pages MailListSignup.aspx , or call 219-531-4200 ext. 4206. Indiana Horticultural Congress. January 20–22, 2015. Wyndham Indianapolis West, Indianapolis, IN. www. inhortcongress.org . Contact: Lori Jolly-Brown at 765- 494-1296 or ljollybr@purdue.edu .  Indiana Small Farm Conference. March 5-7, 2015. Hendricks County Fairgrounds, Danville, IN. https://[Read More…]