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Drought focus of Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference


Local fruit and vegetable growers gathered at Midway Village Museum for several classes focusing on small farms, but drought was a main topic.

The Annual Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference featured classes on fruit and vegetable diseases, insect control, and drought-proofing farms. Over 100 people attended and like last year, the main concern was the potential for drought.

"Dealing with not only how the drought affected fruit trees, but then irrigation systems could assist if we end up in a drought again this year," Ellen Phillips with the University of Illinois Extension Office said.

The event was presented by University of Illinois Extension and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

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