Illiana Vegetable Symposium

University of Illinois Extension - Westchester, Illinois

Pre-registration required

Registration 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

8:30 Welcome Butch Zandstra, Zandstra Farm and Greenhouse

8:35 What We Are Learning about Neonicotinoid Insecticides, and New Insects and Insecticides for 2014, Rick Foster, Purdue University

9:05 Managing Insects in Cucurbits, Rick Weinzierl, University of Illinois

9:35 Managing Weeds in Sweet Corn and Weed Management Update, Steve Weller, Purdue University

10:05 Exhibitor Introductions

10:15 Break

10:35 Fertilizer Recordkeeping, Bryan Overstreet, Purdue Extension

10:55 Farm to School: Where are We?, Perry Kirkham, Purdue University

11:25 Exhibitors

11:55 Lunch

1:05 Food Safety Modernization Act, Ellen Phillips and James Theuri, University of Illinois

1:20 Using Sanitizers in Postharvest Water, Amanda Deering, Purdue University

2:00 Vegetables in High Tunnels, Dan Perkins, Good Earth Farm and Liz Maynard, Purdue University

2:30 Choose one of the Following Sessions

Session A: Focus on Soil Health Will Biochar Help My Soil?, Lori Hoagland, Purdue University

Cover Crops and Nitrogen in a High Tunnel, Matt Rudisill, Purdue University

Cover Crops for the Region, Dan Perkins, Jasper County Soil & Water Conservation District

Session B: Opportunities with Other Crops Leafy Greens, Liz Maynard, Purdue University Aronia Berries, John E. Pilcher, Coldbrook Farm, Inc.

4:00 Adjourn

Date: Mar 4, 2014
Start Time:8:00 AM
End Time:4:00 PM
Organized by:Purdue University and University of Illinois Extension
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