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- 2011-2012 Univ of Ill Small Farm Webinars
- 2012-2013 Univ of Ill Small Farm Webinars
- 2013-2014 Univ of Ill Small Farm Webinars
- 2014 - 2015 Univ of Ill Small Farm webinars
- 2015 - 2016 Univ of Ill Small Farm Webinars
- 2016 - 2017 Univ of Ill Small Farm Webinars
- Community Gardens
- Cover Crops
- Drought Information
- Farm To School Resources
- Farmers Market Information
- Food Preservation
- Food Safety
- For KIDS!
This is where lots of great information is stored that did not fit in other categories!
- High Tunnels
- Legal Issues for Farmers
- Marketing and Economics
- Michigan State University Extension Beginning Farmer Webinar Series
- Sheep and Goat
- Soil Health
- Spray Guides and Handbooks
- Tomato Production
- Vegetable Production
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Local Food Systems and Small Farms
- 2014 New Jersey Commercial Tree Fruit Production Guide
This fruit production guide is intended for the commercial grower, and is intended to facilitate decision-making. It is not a substitute for pesticide labeling. Read the pesticide label before applying any pesticide.
- 2015 Strawberry Variety Trial
Results of the 2015 Strawberry Variety Trials. Prepared by Mike Roegge, Univ of Illinois Extension Educator. Testing performed in Quincy, Illinois.
- Basic Fruit Production - WEBINAR
- Building and Using Traps for Monitoring Spotted Wing Drosophila in Fruit Plantings
Michigan State University IPM Program, by Rufus Isaacs, MSU Entomology
- Dixon Springs High Tunnel Raspberry Trial
A high tunnel raspberry cultivar trial was established at the University of Illinois Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in 2011. The plants are grown in raised beds with trickle irrigation. The results of the 2013 trial are presented.
- Effect of Pruning on Cold Hardiness of Fruit Trees
It seems that we are experiencing more unusually warm periods during mid- and late-winter, so trees may be more susceptible than in the past to moderately low winter temperatures. Lessons from years in which there was a sudden drop in temperature indicate that trees most injured were those that lacked adequate vigor, those that were too vigorous, and those that had been pruned before the cold event. Published by Penn State Extension.
- Getting Ready for Spotted Wing Drosophila - WEBINAR
Risks for Small Fruits and Management Options. Presented by Dr. Greg Loeb, Cornell University. April 2012
- Good Agricultural Practices for Food Safety in Blueberry Production: Basic Principles
Michigan State University Extension
- Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association
- Managing Spotted Winged Drosophila in Commercial Fruit Production
Iowa State University Publication
- Orange Rust of Brambles
Orange rust is the most important of several rust diseases that attack brambles. All varieties of black and purple raspberries, and most varieties of erect blackberries and trailing blackberries are very susceptible. Orange rust does not infect red raspberries. By Michael A. Ellis from Ohio State University.
- Purdue Facts for Fancy Fruit
- Spotted Wing Drosophila
This website, from Michigan State University, contains information and links for growers and homeowners about this new invasive pest.
- Update on Vole Management
Robert Crassweller of Penn State University wrote an excellent article on vole management in the November 14 issue of Penn State's Fruit Times newsletter. Original article and lots of other great updates available at http://extension.psu.edu/plants/tree-fruit/news. (Note that references to Pennsylvania regulations, etc. are left in place ... the article is simply copied from Fruit Times.)