Pumpkin Field Day

Improve your commercial pumpkin production.


2022 Pumpkin Field Day

Learn more about commercial pumpkin production including, fertility management, variety selection, no-till production, and insect disease and weed management. This year’s trials include cover crop and weed management trials and a variety trial with over 80 pumpkin varieties, including gourds, jack-o’-lantern, pie-sized, and specialty pumpkins of all shapes and colors, including many new releases just on the market.

Your opportunity: Hear from specialists on production related topics, see the trials, and networks with other growers and industry vendors

This program is free and open to anyone interested in commercial pumpkin production. Lunch will be provided, and this outdoor program will be hosted rain or shine!

Location: Our host is Eckert’s Orchard near Belleville.

If you will need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please email Nathan Johanning, njohann@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.