Vegetable IPM Updates
[2/13/2019] An upcoming vegetable pest management workshop will be offered in two locations on March 27, 2019.
[1/31/2019] Will the extremely cold temperatures we've been experiencing impact the overwintering survival of key insect pest? Rob Venette and Jeff Hahn weigh in on potential benefits of the cold.
[12/11/2018] Three new episodes on pesticide use have been posted to the "What's Killing My Kale?" podcast series.https://www.vegedge.umn.edu/resources/kalepodcast
[12/1/2018] The 2019 edition of the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is available!
[10/31/2018] Any farmers applying compost, manure, or straw should keep in mind that while these inputs have many benefits for vegetable production, they can also be modes of spread for weed seeds. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize the amount of weed seeds that appear in compost and manure and then end up on the field.
[10/04/2018] The September episodes of "What's Killing My Kale" podcast have been posted.
[8/30/2018] Bill Hutchison, MN Extension IPM Program, Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus
CEW adult, moth flights continue to be high near Blue Earth, and increased substantially this past week at Owatonna (now >70/night) and Rosemount (>175/night).
[7/31/2018] The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and University of Minnesota Extension will be leading two free Swede Midge field workshop in the Twin Cities on August 8th.
[7/31/2018] Rick Foster and Laura Ingwell, Purdue University, discuss why our insecticides might not be perfoming the way we are used to.
[7/11/2018] This month's episodes of "What's Killing My Kale?" is all about plant diseases.