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Vegetable and Fruit Production

Grapes greenCommercial Fruit and Vegetable Production -University of Minnesota Extension
Learn about commercial fruit and vegetable production in Minnesota and find links to a variety of helpful resources for growing fruits and vegetables commercially in the Midwest.

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers - Purdue University
This planting guide provides information that is helpful for planting a variety of vegetables on a commercial scale in the Midwest.

VegEdge: Vegetable IPM Resource for the Midwest - University of Minnesota Extension
This website provides information on a variety of pests for use in integrated pest management systems.

Commercial Vegetable and Fruit Production - University of Minnesota Extension
This site contains a variety of resources that are helpful for commercial fruit and vegetable growers. Topics include soil fertility in organic systems, diagnosing nutrient disorders, using manure and compost, and more.

Storing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - University of Nebraska — Lincoln
Learn proper harvest and post-harvest handling and storage techniques for a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in this publication.

Demand for local food in rural communities is growing. Sustainable local food systems need to have strong community support to build and maintain the infrastructure needed to bring food from farm to fork. This website provides resources to support rural communities just beginning to build their community food systems as well as those whose local food systems are already strong. Resources are intended for farmers and producers, community organizations, and Extension Educators but may interest anyone in community and local foods. While this website was a partnership between Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, most resources are applicable for any rural community.

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