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

[1/4/2021] Minnesota Crop News has published a new podcast. Dr. Anthony Hanson discusses IPM and describes it as a toolbox that all farmers and agricultural scientists carry around that can be used differently for each farm, crop, and pest. Listen to the podcast here

[10/29/2020] The UMN Extension Fruit and Vegetable Team is hosting three upcoming virtual events that you may be interested in.