Horticultural Crops

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.

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.

“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.

What Producers Should Know About Selling to Local Foodservice Markets

Authors: Catherine Strohbehn, Neric Smith

Iowa High Tunnel Fruit and Vegetable Production Manual

Author: Linda Naeve

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

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

Fruit and vegetable production resources

Organic Agriculture

Author: Kathleen Delate
Detailed information on organic agriculture including history, legalities and logistics, labeling, marketing, and pest and weed management. Includes two field examples on organic soybean and apple production.

Organic Apple Production in Iowa

Author: Kathleen Delate
New and experienced organic apple growers will find recommendations in this guide for managing insect pests, diseases, and weeds. Tips about marketing opportunities also are included.

Growing Organic Vegetables in Iowa

Author: Kathleen Delate
Organic production and consumption has increased over the past 20 years. Learn how to raise organic vegetables - including strategies for composting, pest management, and disease management.

Using Organic Agriculture and Sustainable Crops and Livestock in the Local Food System

Authors: Jerry DeWitt , Kathleen Delate
The local food system is one of the fastest-growing markets in agriculture. Learn more about using organic agriculture and sustainable crops and livestock in local food systems.