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.

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Veggie IPM Updates

Dr. Ian MacRae, Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota, Northwest Research & Outreach Center

Several different locations in the RRV are experiencing emerging Colorado potato beetles (CPB).  I've visited a few fields where overwintered beetles are contentedly finding mates and munching young potato plants (some places more heavily than others).  

New guidelines for pesticide plant-back restrictions have been published.

Syngenta has released a new insecticide that is available for use on vegetable and specialty crops.