Vegetable IPM Updates

[12/5/2019] A private pesticide applicator recertification workshop focused for fruit and vegetable growers will be offered January 15, 2020. Get all of the details here

[10/4/2019] There are two new episodes of "What's killing my kale?" that deal with Swede Midge. Listen to both episodes here

[9/3/2019] This past week, our trap network cooperators observed a substantial increase in moth counts in south-central and southeastern Minnesota. Read the entire article here

[8/16/2019] Corn earworm alert for Minnesota sweet corn, tomatoes, and green beans. Read the entire article here

[6/11/2019] Extension Educator Bruce Potter and volunteer farmers have observed high numbers of black cutworm across the state but particularly in southern MN. Coupled with late planting dates, cutworms may pose a challenge to growers this year. 

[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.

[12/1/2018] The 2019 edition of the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is available!