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Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

Fruit and vegetable farming

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

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

On-farm food safety, GAPs audits, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Growing guides

Guides for commercial growers of fruits 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

Vegetables

Disease management

Vegetable plant diseases

Growing guides

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

Growing safe food

On-farm food safety, GAPs audits, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Production 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)

Managing a farm

Business, finance, safety and systems

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.

Nutrient management and soil health

For specialty crops

Cover crops and soil health

Cover crop selection, reducing tillage

Nutrient management

Maintaining soil fertility in organic fruit and vegetable crop systems, nutrient cycling

Soil and foliar testing

Soil testing for fruit and vegetable growers, interpreting a soil test, foliar testing in fruit and vegetable crops

Pest management

Diagnose plant problems

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

Disease management

Vegetable plant diseases

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

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