Dec 13, 2011
2012 Illiana Vegetable Growers’ School Jan. 5

The Purdue University and University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Services will sponsor the Illiana Vegetable Growers’ School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST on Jan. 5 at Teibel’s Restaurant in Schererville, Ind.

The program will be of special interest to vegetable farmers, including market gardeners, in northern Indiana and northeast Illinois.

Topics for the 2012 edition of this popular event for vegetable growers include a review of vegetable insect pests from 2011 and what to know for 2012; managing bacterial diseases of tomato; defense-inducing products (a worthy investment?); and impacts of 2,4-D/Dicamba-resistant soybeans on vegetable producers.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register before Dec. 19 by completing a registration form and sending it with $20 to the Purdue Extension-Lake County office. Folks may also register on-site at the school for $25, but the famous Teibel’s fried chicken luncheon cannot be guaranteed with out pre-registration.

Registration materials and more information are available at Purdue’s Fruit and Vegetable Connection website, www.hort.purdue.edu/fruitveg under “Events.” Individuals may also contact Purdue Extension-Lake County at 219-755-3240 or Liz Maynard at 219-531-4200 ext. 4206.





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