Agriculture News

May 9, 2023

Registration open for Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Fruit and vegetable growers are invited to join Purdue Extension for a day of educational sessions and networking at the annual Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day. The field day will be held at Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center’s Meigs Horticulture Research Farm July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.

“We are looking forward to showcasing new research and updating attendees about ongoing work at Purdue,” said Petrus Langenhoven, Purdue horticulture and hydroponics crops specialist. “This year’s field day will build on the experience of last year’s. Take a little time off from farming and attend this fantastic learning event.”

Topics will include:

  • Black soldier fly composting and specialty crop production
  • Collard insect management trial
  • High tunnel diversification and biological control
  • Plasticulture strawberry research
  • Silage tarps for weed management in potatoes
  • Soil health and pepper yield
  • Sweet corn pest management
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle demonstration
  • Watermelon weed management

Meigs Horticulture Research Farm is located at 9101 S. 100 E., Lafayette. Registration for the event is $25 and includes a boxed lunch from Great Harvest Bread Co. Purdue students can register for free with a discount code. Sign up to attend at

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