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Fruit and vegetable updates for local producers

Organic Gardening Day Nov. 9

URBANA, IL Organic gardening experts from around the country will present five educational sessions to inspire pesticide-free gardening at this year's Organic Gardening Day, Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Urbana. Chuck Voigt, University of Illinois vegetable and crops specialist and coordinator o...f the event, said he is partic...

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Food Safety Modernization Act: Proposed Rule for Produce Safety Overview and Q & A Session

FSMA WEBINAR TOMORROW Fruit and Vegetable Producers: Have you procrastinated on reading the FSMA Proposed Rule for Produce Safety? The November 15th deadline to submit comments is rapidly approaching! Join us and the FDA Produce Safety St...aff on October 30 for an overview of the Proposed Rule for Produce Safety and come prepared with your questions. Food Safety Modern...

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Manure Share

Manure can improve soil quality.  Find sources of manue at this website. http://web.extension.illinois.edu/manureshare/...

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Downy Mildew of Cucumber

From Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News: Downy Mildew of Cucumber On September 7, 2013, downy mildew was detected in a cucumber leaf sample sent from Arcola (Douglas County, east-central Illinois). This is the first report of downy mildew on cucurbits in Illinois in 2013. On September 8, I checked several cucumber, melon, pumpkin, watermelon, yellow squash, and zucchini patches in Champa...

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Illinois Pesticide Review published

http://web.extension.illinois.edu/ipr/i8739_829.html September / October 2013 In This Issue PSEP Online Training Hazardous Waste Disposa...

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Good Agricultural Practices WEBINAR SERIES

November 4-25, 2013 (6:00 PM - 6:00 PM ) The webinar series will be held Mondays - November 4, November 11, November 18, and November 25, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You may attend the webinars from your home. You will need to have a computer with high-speed Internet access and a way to listen to the presentation via your computer (headsets are best, but speakers...

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On-Farm Composting Workshop Deadline Sept 3

On-Farm Composting Workshop Date and Time: September 10, 2013 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Location: DeKalb County Center for Agriculture 1350 W. Prairie Drive Sycamore, IL 60178 WHO SHOULD ATTEND Livestock producers looking for alternative manure management i...

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