Vegetable IPM Updates

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

[5/8/2018] Join UMN Extension Educator Annie Klodd and Extension Entomologist Bill Hutchison for a workshop addressing pest issues in vegetable and fruit production. 

[4/23/2018] The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing a warning to landowners: Be cautious when buying and planting seed, especially for conservation plantings.

[4/17/2018] Ben Phillips and Marissa Schuh, Michigan State University Extension, have published a pollinator protection guide for vegetable grower. 

[4/11/2018] A new app to help you identify stinkbugs has been developed by the University of Minnesota Extension IPM Program, in partnership with the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center and Purdue University.

[4/5/2018] A recently published study points to the role Bt corn has had in the low European corn borer (ECB) populations in Minnesota during the last 10 years. 

[4/2/2018] Two new beekeeper - farmer communication fact sheets have been published and are available to download.

[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.

[8/30/2017] A new pest profile describing the recently found insect pest Swede midge has been published.