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The University of Wisconsin-Extension is sponsoring the annual Processing Vegetable Crops Meeting on March 2, from 9 a.m.-3:30 pm, at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station, N3909 County Rd V Hancock.

Registration will be from 8:30-9 a.m. This seminar will concentrate specifically on issues affecting vegetable production in Central Wisconsin. UW-Extension specialists will present information on agricultural sustainability, vegetable water use, nitrogen fertility management in sweet corn, disease issues, and insecticide 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 Feb. 24 in order to make lunch and space arrangements. Registration of $25 will cover refreshments and lunch. Certified Crop Advisor Credits will be applied for. There is ample free parking available.

People may register by mailing a check to UW-Extension, PO Box 487, Wautoma WI. 54982. For additional information contact Ken Williams, 920-787-0416, ken.williams@ces.uwex.edu.

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