Our Mission

The purpose of this site is to provide timely, objective information about all aspects of vegetable crop integrated pest management (IPM), with particular focus on insect pest management in the Midwestern U.S. This information is provided as an aid to assist growers, processors and crop consultants in making better IPM decisions. VegEdge is maintained by Bill Hutchison, and Suzanne Wold-Burkness, Department of Entomology, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota.

In addition to providing accurate information, we want this page to be easy to use. Let Bill Hutchison know of any suggestions, questions, or problems you may have navigating VegEdge.

Veggie IPM Updates

[9/17/2020] A new weekly vegetable pest update has been published. Read the current article here. 

[8/19/2020] At Wold Strawberries, in rural Mabel, they’ve built a reputation for excellent pick-your-own strawberries.  As the berry season closed, Suzanne Wold-Burkness recently answered questions about the latest addition to the berry farm.  Strangely enough, the latest addition isn’t anything meant for human consumption or sale, but simply wild flowering plants.

[7/16/2020] A new "What's Killing My Kale" podcast has been published. Listen to the podcast here.