Registration: Visit http://tinyurl.com/yc5lqvez or call 219-386-5232
The Vegetable and High Tunnel Field Day at Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center will feature tours of tomato production in moveable high tunnels, using both conventional and organic management systems.
The event also will include walking tours of sweet corn and pumpkin variety trials, an overview of research findings about the opportunities available through high tunnels, and information about the NRCS EQIP Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative. Attendees will also learn about pollinators; low-cost high tunnel structures for the home gardener; irrigation in high tunnels; and ideas for using fresh produce in meals and snacks.
Dinner and sweet corn variety tasting will follow the tours. Growers who would like to donate corn for tasting may contact Lyndsay Ploehn at 219-465-3555 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Indiana private applicator recertification credits (PARP) are available for a $10 fee. The event is co-sponsored by Purdue and Indiana Universities.
More info at extension.purdue.edu.