Vegetable IPM Updates

[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.

[6/13/2018] Beginning with the 2018 growing season, European corn borer (ECB) degree-days (DD) will be provided on VegEdge to assist growers, processors and agronomists. 

[6/11/2018] In "What's Killing My Kale?", get research based solutions to pest issues affecting fruit and vegetable crops from University of MN Extension. Learn how to manage weeds, insects, diseases, and more.

[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.