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Squash, melons, gourds, cucumbers, pumpkins, watermelons, and luffas.
This is where lots of great vegetable production information is that didn't fit anywhere else.
- Leafy Greens
This is the place for quality information on the production and management of lettuce, spinach, and other leafy green crops.
- Onions and Garlic
- Organic Vegetable Production
Information for producers interested in following USDA Organic standards, whether certified or not.
- Pest Management
Information on control of insects, weeds, and disease in vegetables.
- Spray Guides and Handbooks
- Technical Bulletins
A series of one-page fact sheets dealing with topics of interest associated with production of fruits, vegetables and livestock on Illinois Small Farms.
Find production information on one of Illinois' most profitable and delicious crops.
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Post-Harvest Handling and Storage
Relevant information from harvest and washing to packing, storage, and distribution of crops.
- Crop Storage Guide
This is a collaborative effort that provides lots of information on proper storage conditions for stored produce.
- Harvests and Handling
A pdf of a talk delivered at the 2013 Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference on harvesting and post-harvest handling of vegetables.
- Planning and Packing for CSAs
These are the slides from a talk presented by Chris Konieczka at the 2013 Illinois Specialty Crop Growers Conference.
- Post-Harvest Sanitation and Safety Standards
Slides from a presentation by Chris Konieczka at the 2013 Illinois Specialty Crop Growers Conference.