Program to spotlight downy mildew of impatiens

October 30, 2012  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Professionals in plant nursery, greenhouse and garden center businesses can learn prevention and treatment tips for downy mildew of impatiens during a Nov. 8 program.

Downy Mildew of Impatiens, sponsored by the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service and Northwest Indiana Floriculture Association, will be 5-7:30 p.m. at Maday's Wholesale Greenhouse Inc., 2215 E. Richton Road, Crete, Ill., about five miles across the Indiana state line from Lake County.

The meeting will begin with refreshments and a tour of the greenhouse, followed by the floriculture association's business meeting. Keynote speaker Colleen Warfield, a corporate plant pathologist at Ball Horticultural Co., will discuss what to do before and after customers' impatiens are infected with downy mildew.

For more information or to register, visit or call 219-531-4200.

Writer: Jessica Merzdorf, 765-494-8402,

Source: Liz Maynard, 219-531-4200, ext. 4206,

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson,
Agriculture News Page

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