Jul 25, 2022
Purdue’s vegetable field day offers networking, education

Vegetable farming and growing vegetables in the home garden is important for many people in Northwest Indiana. Farmers and gardeners can increase their knowledge in vegetable production at an Aug. 9 field day from Purdue Extension.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Central) at the Pinney Purdue Ag Center in Wanatah, Indiana.

Participants will tour vegetable research trials and learn about soil health and vegetable production. Specific topics include dry bean production, drip irrigation, weed management, no-till pumpkins, high tunnels and cover crops, sweet corn insect management, vegetable preservation, cover crops in the home garden, irrigation for home gardens and U.S. Department of Agricultural sweet corn seed testing.

Equipment will be on display and there will be plenty of time for discussions about vegetable crop production. There will also be a meal following the program. The Pinney Purdue Ag Center is at 11402 S. County Line Rd., Wanatah, Indiana.

Registration is online at http://puext.in/VegEvening2022.com. Contact Nikky Witkowski at (219) 365-3555 or [email protected] for questions. Please register by Aug. 5.

This year’s event is a partnership between Purdue Extension and the Indiana Soil and Water Conservation District Urban Soil Health Initiative. The field day is made possible in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension.

 




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