56 articles tagged "Pears".

May 22, 2019 I INDY International Wine Competition Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Contact Katie Barnett, barnett6@purdue.edu http://www.indyinternational.org/ Nearly 2,000 entries from around the globe will be evaluated by our distinguished judges at the 2019 INDY International Wine Competition. Wine writers and winemakers, winegrowers and enologists, chefs and sommeliers, wine distributors, retailers and consumers meet every year in the heart of America, a truly central place for your wines to be seen and recognized. June 1, 2019 Vintage Indiana Military Park, Indianapolis, IN Contact Katie Barnett, barnett6@purdue.edu http://www.indyinternational.org/ 20th Celebration of Indiana Wines. 11:00am VIP entrance, 12(noon)-6pm regular admission entrance.Vintage Indiana Wine Fest is the BIGGEST annual celebration of delicious wines produced only in Indiana! We’re dedicated to celebrating not just the wine, but the spirit of Indiana winemakers; the only winemakers in the world capable of blending Hoosier hospitality into every bottle. This year’s festival features nearly 30 Indiana[Read More…]


May 6, 2019 Purdue Wine Grape Team Spring Workshop Blackhawk Winery Sheridan, IN Contact: Katie Barnett, barnett6@purdue.edu  May 22, 2019 I INDY International Wine Competition Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN http://www.indyinternational.org/ June 1, 2019 Vintage Indiana Military Park, Indianapolis, IN https://www.vintageindiana.com/ June 21, 2019 Purdue Master Gardener State Tour New Albany, IN https://www.sunnysidemg.org/ June 27, 2019 Southwest Purdue Ag Center Field Day Southwest Purdue Ag Center Contact Dennis Nowaskie nowaskie@purdue.edu July 9, 2019 Turf & Landscape Field Day Daniel Turf Center, West Lafayette, IN https://turf.purdue.edu/field-day.html July 18, 2019 Meigs Field Day Purdue Meigs Farm Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu July 22-23, 2019 Indiana Winery and Vineyard Association Summer Meeting. Country Heritage Winery, LaOtto, IN https://www.indianawinevine.org/ August 1, 2019 Small Farm Ed Field Day Daniel Turf Center, Purdue Student Farm Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu September 5, 2019 Hydroponics & Greenhouse workshop Purdue University, Deans auditorium Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu September 10-12, 2020[Read More…]


Early spring is a good time to make the first herbicide application of the year in fruit plantings where a weed-free strip is maintained in the row. There are several options for fruit crops including both pre- and post-emergent herbicides. See the weed control chapter in the 2019-2020 Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide for a complete list of registered products. In most situations, there will be some emerged weeds present in the planting at this time of the year. These could be winter annuals, perennials, or recently germinated summer annuals. A post-emergent herbicide can be used to control those established weeds. A pre-emergent material can be tank mixed at this time to provide residual weed control. However, most pre-emergent herbicides will provide only 6 to 8 weeks of control as they break down in the environment. So, if applied in very early spring, they may not provide sufficient control of[Read More…]


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FieldWatch is an easy-to-use, reliable, accurate and secure on-line mapping tool intended to enhance communications that promotes awareness and stewardship activities between producers of specialty crops, beekeepers, and pesticide applicators. Originally developed at Purdue University, FieldWatch is now a non-profit company with support from producers, applicators, agricultural chemical companies and other organizations. The program allows specialty crop producers and beekeepers to enter their locations on a secure on-line map. The map is viewed by pesticide applicators so they know what crops are in the area they intend to treat. For the past couple of years, applicators planning to apply the new dicamba products (XtendiMax, FeXapan, Engenia) have been required to check Fieldwatch. All you need to do to sign up is visit http://www.fieldwatch.com/ and follow the easy tutorials under the resources tab. Once you have an account, you should be asked to update your FieldWatch information each year. If you[Read More…]


May 6, 2019 Purdue Wine Grape Team Spring Workshop Blackhawk Winery Sheridan, IN Contact: Katie Barnett, barnett6@purdue.edu  May 22, 2019 I INDY International Wine Competition Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN http://www.indyinternational.org/ June 1, 2019 Vintage Indiana Military Park, Indianapolis, IN https://www.vintageindiana.com/ June 21, 2019 Purdue Master Gardener State Tour New Albany, IN https://www.sunnysidemg.org/ July 9, 2019 Turf & Landscape Field Day Daniel Turf Center, West Lafayette, IN https://turf.purdue.edu/field-day.html July 18, 2019 Meigs Field Day Purdue Meigs Farm Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu July 22-23, 2019 Indiana Winery and Vineyard Association Summer Meeting. Country Heritage Winery, LaOtto, IN https://www.indianawinevine.org/ August 1, 2019 Small Farm Ed Field Day Daniel Turf Center, Purdue Student Farm Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu September 5, 2019 Hydroponics & Greenhouse workshop Purdue University, Deans auditorium Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu September 10-12, 2020 Purdue Master Gardener State Conference Hosted by Hamilton and Howard Counties Hamilton County Fairgrounds, Noblesville, IN https://hcmga.org/2020-state-conference/[Read More…]


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Just like other commodities, “generic” versions are increasingly available for many common fungicides as patents expire on various proprietary active ingredients. By law, generic products must contain the same amount of active ingredient as the original fungicides, but the formulation may be different. As a result, confusion continues as formulation of a fungicide is proprietary information that may not be included in a generic product. For maximum effectiveness, formulation describes the processes performed to the active ingredient affects to improve efficacy. This process can include reduction to appropriate particle size, the addition of ‘inert ingredients’ that alter the characteristics of the fungicide, and improves delivery and persistence of the pesticide. Growers are familiar with this in the myriad of glyphosate (i.e., Round-Up(R)) products available, and their differing performance on the diversity of weeds. Generic products tend to be more economical than brand name products, but most have not have been[Read More…]


September 24, 2018 Purdue Fall Winegrape Workshop From Vineyard to Winery Registration required, contact Jill Blume blume@purdue.edu September 28, 2018 Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Southwest Purdue Ag Center, Vincennes, IN Contact Scott Monroe, 812-886-0198 October 17, 2018 Indiana Flower Growers Conference Daniel Turf Center Contact Lori Jolly-Brown ljollybr@purdue.edu January 8, 2019 Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium Teibel’s Family Restaurant, Schererville, IN Contact Liz Maynard emaynard@purdue.edu https://ag.purdue.edu/hla/Extension/Pages/IVGS.aspx February 12-14, 2019 Indiana Hort Congress Indianapolis Marriott East Indianapolis, IN Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu or 765-494-1296 http://www.inhortcongress.org


September 5, 2018 Greenhouse & Indoor Hydroponics Workshop Purdue University, PFEN 1159 & Purdue Horticulture Greenhouse Contact Lori Jolly-Brown ljollybr@purdue.edu Register here: https://tinyurl.com/yaxd4k2z September 24, 2018 Purdue Fall Winegrape Workshop From Vineyard to Winery. Registration info and itinerary coming soon! Save the date! Contact Jill Blume blume@purdue.edu October 17, 2018 Indiana Flower Growers Conference Daniel Turf Center Contact Lori Jolly-Brown ljollybr@purdue.edu January 8, 2019 Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium Teibel’s Family Restaurant, Schererville, IN Contact Liz Maynard emaynard@purdue.edu https://ag.purdue.edu/hla/Extension/Pages/IVGS.aspx February 12-14, 2019 Indiana Hort Congress Indianapolis Marriott East Indianapolis, IN Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu or 765-494-1296 http://www.inhortcongress.org  


August 30, 2018 Small Farm Education Field Day  Purdue Daniel Turf Center Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu or 765-494-1296 Register here: http://www.cvent.com/d/hgqx6g September 5, 2018 Greenhouse & Indoor Hydroponics Workshop Purdue University, PFEN 1159 & Purdue Horticulture Greenhouse Contact Lori Jolly-Brown ljollybr@purdue.edu Register here: https://tinyurl.com/yaxd4k2z September 24, 2018 Purdue Fall Winegrape Workshop From Vineyard to Winery. Registration info and itinerary coming soon! Save the date! Contact Jill Blume blume@purdue.edu October 17, 2018 Indiana Flower Growers Conference Daniel Turf Center Contact Lori Jolly-Brown ljollybr@purdue.edu January 8, 2019 Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium Teibel’s Family Restaurant, Schererville, IN Contact Liz Maynard emaynard@purdue.edu https://ag.purdue.edu/hla/Extension/Pages/IVGS.aspx February 12-14, 2019 Indiana Hort Congress Indianapolis Marriott East Indianapolis, IN Contact Lori Jolly-Brown, ljollybr@purdue.edu or 765-494-1296 http://www.inhortcongress.org


With harvest around the corner for many fruit crops, I thought this would be a good time to remind readers about our email lists. Various forms of social media is used by just about everyone in today’s society.  While Facebook and Twitter are much more commonly used than email, there is still a place for email lists. Mail lists continue to be a successful communication tool for groups of people. The way a mail list works is that people subscribe and then have the authority to post messages to the list. All other subscribers on the list receive the messages. One message can be sent to hundreds of readers at once. Replies to messages on a mail list can either go only to the sender of the message or to the entire list. Purdue HLA Extension maintains two mail lists for users. The “Fruitveg” list is for all fruit and vegetable growers, farm[Read More…]