Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers: 2018

Editor's notes
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available for purchase. A link to ordering information is on this page.
See the April 19, 2018, Vegetable Crops Hotline article for updates on the 2018 version of this publication.

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial GrowersPurdue University
Daniel S. Egel, Plant Pathology (lead author)
Ricky Foster, Entomology
Elizabeth Maynard, Horticulture
University of Illinois
Mohammad Babadoost, Plant Pathology
Iowa State University
Ajay Nair, Horticulture
Kansas State University
Cary Rivard, Horticulture
Megan Kennelly, Plant Pathology
Michigan State University
Mary Hausbeck, Plant Pathology
Zsofia Szendra, Entomology
University of Minnesota
Bill Hutchison, Entomology
Angela Orshinsky, Plant Pathology
Lincoln University of Missouri
Touria Eaton, Horticulture
Ohio State University
Celeste Welty, Entomology
Sally Miller, Plant Pathology

This annual guide is a summary of currently suggested vegetable varieties, seeding rates, fertilizer rates, weed control, insect control and disease control measures for commercial growers. It provides recommendations for growers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio.


  • Planting
  • Spraying
  • Cultivating
  • Harvesting
  • Storing
  • Varieties
  • Maturity dates
  • Handling
  • Storage life
  • Estimated yields per acre


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