Horticulture Crops

 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.

Author: Rex Dufour

 Iowa High Tunnel Fruit and Vegetable Production Manual - This publication provides growers with information to use high tunnels effectively, enhance productivity and increase income. Construction and management of high tunnels is included, as well as information on crops that can be grown.

Author: Linda Naeve

 Category 1D, Fruit and Vegetable Pest Management -- A Guide for Commercial Pesticide Applicators - To become certified in commercial pesticide applicator category 1D, study the information in this manual prior to your certification examinations.

Author: Donald Lewis
Available for $20.00

 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers - This annually-revised guide is a summary of currently suggested fertility, cultural, and pest management techniques and tools for commercial vegetable growers, and is a collaboration of land-grant universities from eight states and Great American Media Services (publisher of Vegetable Growers News). It provides vegetable production information that is valid for the current year in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio.

Author: Purdue University

 A Review of Cold Climate Grape Cultivars - As grape acreage increases in cold climate regions, too often cultivar selections are being made based upon testimonial or anecdotal information. With the high costs of vineyard establishment there is an increasing need for a standard reference to assist growers in selecting best adapted cultivars.

Author: Paul A. Domoto

 Organic Agriculture - 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.

Author: Kathleen Delate

 Organic Apple Production in Iowa - 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.

Author: Kathleen Delate

 Growing Organic Vegetables in Iowa - 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.

Author: Kathleen Delate

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

Authors: Jerry DeWitt , Kathleen Delate

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture