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Growing Stapel Crops for Local Markets
December 19, 2017
Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference
January 10-13, 2018
2018 Commercial Tree Fruit Schools
February 13-14, 2018
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- Fruit and Vegetable Weekly Crop Update 2013 Blog
Crop updates from Henderson, Knox, McDonough & Warren Counties
- Small Farms Blog
Fruit and vegetable updates for local producers
- Illinois Fruit and Vegetable News
A newsletter on the production of fruit and vegetable crops in Illinois.
- Illinois Pesticide Review
The Illinois Pesticide Review provides concise information on legislation, regulations, and other developments directly impacting pesticide use in Illinois.
- Illinois Small Farms Newsletter
News pertaining to small farm operations in Illinois.
- New Agriculture Network
Seasonal advice for field crop and vegetable growers interested in organic agriculture.
- The Bulletin
Weekly bulletins during the growing season, letting you know what problem pests to look for before they reach your field.
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
University of Illinois Local Food and Small Farms Extension provides information and expertise in the production of a variety of vegetable crops.
This is the place for information regarding production, cultivation, pest management, and post-harvest handling of vegetable crops.
Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide
A guide for growing, harvesting, and exhibiting vegetables.
Integrated Pest Management
Comprehensive approach to controlling insects, weeds, and plant pathogens with environmentally and economically sound practices.
Pesticide Safety Education Program
Fact sheets, newsletters and training information about pesticide safety.
A clearinghouse for resources about composting.
Pumpkins & More
You can learn about U-pick pumpkin farms, pumpkin nutrition, varieties & selection, and fun activities for children.
Small Farms Manure Management
Small Farms Manure Management is aimed at livestock producers with small facilities less than 300 animal units.
Need to test your soil? Here's what you need to know.
Making sense of Illinois Agricultural and Horticultural regulations.
Illinois Drought Resources
Learn about resources and how to deal with the heat and drought in Illinios.
Local Resources and Information
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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.
- Post-Harvest Handling and Storage
Relevant information from harvest and washing to packing, storage, and distribution of crops.
- 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.