Southwest Purdue Agricultural Program
The SWPAP team's major focus is vegetable
production, specifically cantaloupe and watermelon.
Combined, watermelons and cantaloupes are grown on nearly
10,000 acres in the state, with the majority of the acreage
in southwest Indiana. Annually watermelon and cantaloupe are
valued at nearly $50 million. The creation of the program
continues to allow for research based extension information
to be developed and delivered to vegetable and agronomic
crop farmers in this region with similar environmental
conditions and soil types.
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