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July 27, 2017

Purdue Extension hosts hydroponics workshop

Brown hydroponics Purdue Extension will host a hydroponics workshop Sept. 8 to provide a hands-on learning opportunity for growers. (Purdue Agriculture photo/Tom Campbell) Download image

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Extension will host a hydroponics workshop from 7:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 8, at Purdue’s Whistler Hall of Agricultural Research, 170 S. University St., Room 116, West Lafayette.

“Growing green leaf produce in greenhouses or by indoor-based hydroponics is rapidly increasing near urban areas in Indiana,” said Krishna Nemali, assistant professor of Purdue’s Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.

“To bridge the gap in learning and increase the competitiveness of Indiana and Midwestern growers, Purdue Extension specialists and researchers have developed workshops to provide experiential learning to growers,” Nemali said.

This workshop will focus on supplemental lighting for winter production, strategies for successful production in indoor or vertical farms, biological pest control, fertilizer recipes and injectors and ongoing research in greenhouses.

Registration is free but required to attend. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/yb4dnwrh or contact Lori Jolly-Brown at 765-494-1296, ljollybr@purdue.edu.

For workshop technical content, contact Krishna Nemali, knemali@purdue.edu, 765-494-8179. 

Writer: Cheri Frederick, 765-494-2406, cfrederick@purdue.edu 

Source: Lori Jolly-Brown, 765-494-1296, ljollybr@purdue.edu

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-8415;
Shari Finnell, Manager/Media Relations and Public Information, sfinnell@purdue.edu  
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