Additional Categories

Please click a category to view the included resources.

  • Corn
  • Crucifers
  • Cucurbits
    Squash, melons, gourds, cucumbers, pumpkins, watermelons, and luffas.
  • General
    This is where lots of great vegetable production information is that didn't fit anywhere else.
  • Grafting
  • 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.
  • Potatoes
  • 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.
  • Tomatoes
    Find production information on one of Illinois' most profitable and delicious crops.

Contact Us

Nathan Johanning
Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms
University of Illinois Extension
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: 618-687-1727
FAX: 618-687-1612

Vegetable Production

Vegetable Production

Post-Harvest Handling and Storage

Relevant information from harvest and washing to packing, storage, and distribution of crops.

  • Crop Storage Guide PDF
    This is a collaborative effort that provides lots of information on proper storage conditions for stored produce.

  • Harvests and Handling PDF
    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 PDF
    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 PDF
    Slides from a presentation by Chris Konieczka at the 2013 Illinois Specialty Crop Growers Conference.