Come join us for the Southern Illinois Fruit & Vegetable Field Day, Monday, August 7, 2017 at 4 pm....
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- Growing Your Market with Grant Funding- WEBINAR
Register by September 22, 2017
Ewing Agronomy Field Day
July 27, 2017
Ewing (Franklin County)
PRODUCE SAFETY ALLIANCE GROWER TRAINING WORKSHOP - JEFFERSON COUNTY
August 1, 2017
Winemaking Fundamentals Symposium - SPRINGFIELD
August 1, 2017
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From finger weeders to flex-tines to Allis G's and beyond, come learn the principles and tools for precise mechanical weed control from farmers and researchers. Workshop offered by Michigan State University.
Downy mildew of basil, caused by the oomycete pathogen Peronospora belbahrii, is a devastating disease of basil. Complete crop loss can occur if the disease is not controlled. How can you control it?
Research plot demonstrations on: pumpkins, cucumbers, tomato, squash, basil, pepper, and a demonstration of a new method of mushroom production.
Beginning at the end of July and continuing in August, sites throughout the State will collect containers. The containers will be recycled to make shipping pallets, fence posts, drainage tubing, plastic lumber and other useful products.
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This is our one-stop-shop for production resources, events calendars, and program registrations. Please look around and take advantage of all the resources available here. Contact your local Educator with any questions, concerns, or suggestions that can help us better reach out to the local food and small farm communities!