Commercial Growers
Spring orchard trees
As Indiana frees itself from the grip of a harsh late winter, the State Climate Office says a developing weather pattern is likely to produce variable conditions this spring.
Fruits and vegetables
Purdue Extension is sponsoring five workshops throughout the state Tuesday (March 17) through April 8 for fruit and vegetable producers to learn how to reduce the risk of contamination by foodborne pathogens in produce.
Grant writing workshop
Six grant writing workshops are being offered in Indiana to help potential applicants understand, develop and submit their federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program.
Blossom-end rot inside tomato (Photo credit: Purdue Tomato Doctor App)
Blossom-end rot is a common problem of tomatoes and is most commonly associated with extreme fluctuations in soil moisture. Watering during dry spells and mulching to conserve soil moisture will help reduce fluctuations in soil moisture and thus encourage steady growth and calcium supply in the fruits.