Commercial fruit and vegetable growers

Integrated pest management, growing guides, greenhouse management, best practices for harvesting and storage, and marketing advice for Minnesota commercial fruit and vegetable growers.

Read Yard and Garden News

Fruit

Fruits hardy to Minnesota

The Minnesota Hardy site has research on UMN breeding programs and lists of fruits currently available and proven hardy in Minnesota

Growing safe food

Develop and implement on-farm food safety plans and prepare for GAPs audits

Growing guides

Guides for commercial growers of fruits and vegetables in cold climates, plus links to blogs and social media

Horticultural research

Latest research from the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station where they are successfully breeding cold-hardy, disease-resistant varieties

Minnesota Fruit

Connecting and informing fruit growers across Minnesota

Growing systems

Deep Winter Greenhouses

We support Deep Winter Greenhouse research and outreach across the state. Find information and construction documents for building these passive-solar greenhouses.

Minnesota high tunnel production manual

Risk management, structures, the high tunnel environment, cultural practices, crop production, crops, and finances for growing in high tunnels in Minnesota (PDF)

Small farms

Information on running a one- to 40-acre farm

Supply chains

We work to build the relationships that bring University crop research to farmers, markets and, ultimately, dinner plates.

Pest management

Diagnose plant problems

Diagnostic tools to help diagnose a plant problem or identify a weed or insect

Diseases

Plant diseases affecting commercial fruits and vegetables

FruitEdge

Timely, objective information on fruit integrated pest management in the Midwest

Pesticide safety and certification

Pesticide education for private, noncommercial and commercial applicators

VegEdge

Timely, objective information on vegetable crop integrated pest management in the Midwest

What's killing my kale?

A new three-part podcast each month exploring one pest issue from three different perspectives

Vegetables

Growing guides

Guides for commercial growers of fruits and vegetables in cold climates, plus links to blogs and social media

Growing safe food

Develop and implement on-farm food safety plans and prepare for GAPs audits

Tomatoes for cold climates

Minnesota Hardy tomato breeding program and marketing information for commercial growers

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