May 9, 2023
Purdue Extension field day offers growers networking, educational sessions

Purdue Extension’s annual Fruit and Vegetable Field Day, set for July 20, will offer growers networking and educational sessions on topics including biological controls and weed management.

The field day will be held at Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center’s Meigs Horticulture Research Farm from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is available online.

Purdue Extension’s annual Fruit and Vegetable Field Day is set for July 20. Image: Provided

“We are looking forward to showcasing new research and updating attendees about ongoing work at Purdue,” Petrus Langenhoven, Purdue horticulture and hydroponics crops specialist, said in a news release. “This year’s field day will build on the experience of last year’s. Take a little time off from farming and attend this fantastic learning event.”

Educational topics will include:

  • Black soldier fly composting and specialty crop production
  • Collard insect management trial
  • High tunnel diversification and biological control
  • Plasticulture strawberry research
  • Silage tarps for weed management in potatoes
  • Soil health and pepper yield
  • Sweet corn pest management
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle demonstration
  • Watermelon weed management

Registration is $25 and includes a boxed lunch from Great Harvest Bread Co. Purdue students can register for free with a discount code.

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