ISUEO

Horticultural Crops/Local Foods

Aronia Berries Page From Ag MRC

This document is about Aronia berries and an overview of the plant. What you will find in this document is information regarding fertility, pruning, spacing, pests, harvesting, uses and health benefits.

Potential to Operate Greenhouses and Aquaculture in Conjunction with Iowa’s Ethanol Plants

The project describes situations in the United States where greenhouse and/or aquaculture operations have been paired with power plants to take advantage of inexpensive energy. The contributing authors offer opinions about the hurdles that need to be overcome to make these businesses successful and suggest plant crops and fish species that would be valuable in the marketplace.

Food Miles: Background and Marketing

This publication highlights and studies the concerns about the distance food travels before it is consumed. Insight is shared on what consumers and farmers can do to decrease the amount of energy used for food transportation.

New Markets for Your Crops

This file is wonderful for someone who is interested in selling their crops to different locations. It is an easy read and has some key points and steps to take when getting started. It also has places from each state that help growers market their products to institutions.

Bringing Local Food to Local Institutions

This publication provides farmers, school administrators, and institutional food-service planners with contact information and descriptions of existing programs that have made these connections between local farmers and local school lunchrooms, college dining halls, or cafeterias in other institutions.

Food Miles: Background and Marketing

This publication highlights the concerns about the distance food travels before it is consumed. Insight is shared on what consumers and farmers can do to decrease the amount of energy used for food transportation.

“Bug Problems? Call in the Chickens”

This articles is about a researcher who is exploring the use of red-ranger
chickens for organic insect and weed management for apple farmers.

Video on Chicken IPM

Southwest farmer uses chickens and turkeys to control insect populations in his vegetable gardens, saving costs on labor, fertilizing, and reducing pesticide use.

What Producers Should Know About Selling to Local Foodservice Markets

Authors: Catherine Strohbehn, Neric Smith

What Retail Foodservices Should Know When Purchasing Local Produce Directly from Farmers

Authors: Catherine Strohbehn, Neric Smith, Sam Beattie

Fresh Vegetable Guide

Authors: Catherine Strohbehn, Barb Anderson

Preserve the Taste of Summer - Promotional Brochure

Author: Sarah Francis

Iowa High Tunnel Fruit and Vegetable Production Manual

Author: Linda Naeve

Buying Local Foods for Retail Foodservices

Author: Catherine Strohbehn

Category 1D, Fruit and Vegetable Pest Management -- A Guide for Commercial Pesticide Applicators

Author: Donald Lewis
Available for $20.00

Midwest Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide 2013

Author: Purdue University

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2013

Author: Purdue University

A Review of Cold Climate Grape Cultivars CD

Author: Paul A. Domoto
Available for $10.00

Local Food Connections -- Restaurants' Return on Purchasing Locally Sourced Foods

Author: Catherine Strohbehn

Pumpkin Production Guide

Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES)
Available for $50.00

2013 Midwest Tree Fruit Spray Guide

Authors: Donald Lewis , Paul A. Domoto , Mark Gleason