Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers

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Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial GrowersPurdue University
Daniel S. Egel, Plant Pathology (lead author)
Ricky Foster, Entomology
Elizabeth Maynard, Horticulture
Steve Weller, Weed Science
Tom Creswell, Gail Ruhl, Botany and Plant Pathology
Jamal Faghihi, Entomology
Wenjing Guan, Horticulture
Amanda Deering, Scott Monroe, Food Science
University of Illinois
Mohammad Babadoost, Plant Pathology
Elizabeth Wahle, Horticulture
Iowa State University
Ajay Nair, Horticulture; Lina Rodriguez-Salamanca, Plant Pathology
Vince Lawson, Joe Hannan, Horticulture
Donald Lewis, Laura Jesse, Entomology
Kansas State University
Cary Rivard, Horticulture
Megan Kennelly, Plant Pathology
Raymond Cloyd, Entomology
Judy O'Mara, Plant Pathology
Michigan State University
Mary Hausbeck, Plant Pathology
Zsofia Szendra, Entomology
Ben Phillips, Vegetable Crops
Fred Warner, Nematology
University of Minnesota
Bill Hutchison, Entomology
Angela Orshinsky, Plant Pathology
Roger Becker, Agronomy
Carl Rosen, Soil Science
Vince Fritz, Horticulture
Lincoln University of Missouri
Touria Eaton, Horticulture
James Quinn, Horticulture
Zelalem Mersha, Plant Pathology
Jaime Piñero, Integrated Pest Management Specialist
Ohio State University
Celeste Welty, Entomology
Sally Miller, Plant Pathology
Jim Jasinski, OSU IPM

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, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio.


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


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