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Southern Illinois Fruit and Vegetable School

This virtual conference will combine the Southwestern Illinois Tree Fruit School and the Southern Illinois Small Fruit and Vegetable School. There is no cost. If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email Elizabeth Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.


  • 8 AM | Tree Fruit Session
  • 10:30 AM | Small Fruit Session
  • 1:30 PM | Vegetable Session

Experts in the industry will present the following topics:

  • Peach and Apple Disease Update, Mohammad Babadoost
  • Peach and Apple Insect Update, Kacie Athey
  • Pruning Blueberries, Pat Byers and Elizabeth Wahle
  • Research Update: Trellising Rasperries, Bronwyn Aly
  • Climate Trends: Past and Present, Trent Ford
  • Cucurbit Crop Diseases, Mohammad Babadoost
  • Solanaceous Crop Diseases, Mohammad Babadoost
  • Insect Control in Sweet Corn, Kacie Athey
  • Pumpkin Variety Trial, Nathan Johanning
  • Tomato Field Production, Katie Bell


You may order a spray production guide with your online registration or mail a check to University of Illinois Extension, 1 Regency Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Collinsville, IL 62234. The Production Spray Guide will be mailed to your home. Vegetable Production Guide - $25; Fruit Production Guide - $20

Event Date(s)
Event Time
8 AM - 4 P