COBDEN, IL (KFVS) - The Southern Illinois Farming Network will sponsor a field day, “Organic Pest Management Strategies” at All Seasons Farm in Cobden on September 24. The event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Organizers say the event is for all commercial vegetable farmers who want to begin using natural-based pest control measures.
Jill Rendleman and Bill Vogler started the USDA all-organic farm in 2011.
The couple started the farm in 2011, selling produce at local farmers markets, local retail groceries, and through a CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, and enterprise.
The event will focus on:
· Ways to identify common pests
· Practical implementation of the top five components of a pest-resistant farm
· Making a simple low cost row crop cover