Purdue Extension to offer tomato evening information session

August 4, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Extension and the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture will sponsor a session Aug. 12 for Indiana tomato growers highlighting three varieties of tomatoes grown in high tunnels with different support methods.

The High Tunnel Tomato Twilight Meeting will be 6-8 p.m. (CDT) at the Pinney Purdue Ag Center, 11402 S County Line Road, Wanatah. The center is just north of U.S. 30 between La Porte and Porter counties.

Support methods explained in the presentation can be used in organic and conventionally managed high tunnels. Participants will also evaluate tomato eating quality and learn about disease management from Dan Egel, a Purdue Extension pathologist. Refreshments will be served.

Fresh-market tomato producers of all scales are invited. The information that will be provided applies to larger-scale farmers market producers as well as small homeowner hobby growers.

The event is free, but registration is requested. Register online at https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bfs1KmQ4iY4aeBn or send an email to vegcrops@purdue.edu with the names of those attending. Registration can also be completed by calling and leaving a message for Cassandra Galindo at 219-531-4200, ext. 4201.

For more information, contact Liz Maynard at 219-508-1429. 

Writer: Emma Hopkins, 765-494-8402, hopkine@purdue.edu 

Source: Liz Maynard, 219-508-1429, emaynard@purdue.edu

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