2018 Central Wisconsin Processing Crops Meeting
The University of Wisconsin-Extension is sponsoring the annual Processing Vegetable Crops Meeting on March 7, 2018, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm lunch included, at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station, N3909 County Rd V Hancock, WI 54943.
Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:00 am. This program will concentrate specifically on issues affecting vegetable production in Central Wisconsin. UW-Extension specialists will present information on cover crops manure and the central sands, vegetable irrigation, weather and climate resources for vegetable growers, nitrogen fertility on snap beans, new and evolving sweet corn insect management concerns and herbicide updates for processing vegetables. Vegetable production is a vital part of the economy of Central Wisconsin. The counties of Portage, Waushara, Adams, Green Lake and Juneau produce 68% of the state’s potato production, 49% of the state’s sweet corn production, 62% of the state’s snap bean production and 38% of the state’s pea production. In 2007 there were 140,000 acres in this area used in the production of potatoes, sweet corn, green beans and peas.
Pre-registration is required by February 28 in order to make lunch and space arrangements. Registration is $20 to cover refreshments and lunch. Certified Crop Advisor Credits will be applied for. There is ample free parking available. People may register by contacting Portage County UW-Extension 715-346-1316. For additional information contact Ken Schroeder Portage County UW-Extension, [email protected].