Register to attend the next Educational Field Day for Small Farms


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Connect with other small farmers during Small Farm Education Day on July 29, presented by Purdue Student Farm and Purdue University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

Topics to cover include:

  • Demonstration of the BCS roller seamer
  • Black Soldier Fly Composting
  • Drip irrigation
  • Effectiveness of biological pesticides to control Colorado beetle and potato caterpillars
  • Production of table grapes in high tunnel
  • Selection and production of high tunnel pepper varieties
  • Post-harvest food safety considerations
  • Use of spray equipment on small plots
  • Raised beds for vegetable production
  • Reading fertilizer labels and calculating application rates

The Purdue Student Farm is located at 1491 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette. Sign up to attend at A food truck will be on hand for those wishing to purchase lunch after the educational demonstrations have concluded.

Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817, [email protected]

Source: Lori Jolly-Brown, [email protected]

Agricultural communications: 765-494-8415;

Maureen Manier, Head of Department, [email protected]

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