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

The 2018 edition of the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is now available.

[9/15/2017] The primary focus of this update is to review IPM tactics and cultural control options to manage Swede Midge (SM) infestations during the fall harvest, and inhibit possible overwintering of the pest.

[8/31/2017] Swede midge, a new invasive insect has made its way to Minnesota and is now causing damage to certain vegetables and crops.