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December 8, 2016

2017 Midwest vegetable production guide now available

Egel production The 2017 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers, now available from Purdue's The Education Store, includes information on protecting pollinator species, such as honeybees. (Purdue Entomology photo/John Obermeyer) Download image

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The 2017 Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is now available for purchase or free download from Purdue Extension's The Education Store.

The guide is an annual summary of state-specific information on vegetable varieties, fertility, seeding rates, fertilizer rates, weed control, insect control and disease management.

Lead author Dan Egel, Extension plant pathologist, said the new edition covers a large portion of the Midwest - Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and this year, Michigan.

"This year, I'm excited to announce the addition of Michigan State University to the multistate, multi-institution team that produces the guide," he said. "The addition of MSU means additional expertise in vegetable production and pest management. With the help of MSU specialists, the guide now has a section on celery." 

 The publication includes a "What's New" section and producers can also subscribe to the Vegetable Crops Hotline at for regular updates.

Print copies of the guide cost $15. Downloads are free. For more information visit The Education Store at or go to

To order by phone, call 765-494-6794. 

Writer: Cheri Frederick, 765-494-2406,

Source: Dan Egel, 765-494-4216,

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