SCHERERVILLE | The Purdue University and University of Illinois Extension are hosting a symposium Jan. 7 aimed at helping Illiana vegetable growers improve their business.
The Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Teibel's Restaurant, 1175 U.S. 41, Schererville.
Topics will include insecticides, cucurbits, emerging diseases, fertilizers and sanitizers. Breakout sessions on soil and other crops will also be available.
Participants can earn Indiana Private Pesticide Applicator recertification credits, Certified Crop Adviser continuing education units and the Indiana Commercial Pesticide Applicator continuing certification hours.
The deadline for advanced registration is Dec. 20 and costs $20. Participants can register at the door for $25 but will not be guaranteed lunch.
More information and registration is available at https://ag.purdue.eduy/hla/fruitveg/Pages/default.aspx or by calling Liz Maynard at (219) 531-4200 Ext. 4206.