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Commercial fruit and vegetable growing guides

The Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Production Program works with growers to enhance profitability, add value, and maintain food security through local production and marketing of fruit and vegetable crops in Minnesota.

We work with:

  • commercial vegetable producers
  • commercial fruit producers
  • the commercial processing industry
  • new immigrant farmers

In partnership with other organizations and commodity groups, we conduct research and communicate research-based information to growers throughout Minnesota.

We do this by developing and producing educational programs, field days, grower roundtables, print and web publications, newsletters, radio talks, and through one-on-one consultation.

Fruit and vegetable guides

Advice for commercial growers of specific crops hardy to northern climates.


General manuals

Manuals and guides for beginning commercial growers, high-tunnel growers, nutrient management and soil health

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