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.
  • 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.
  • 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


  • Rootstock Tables
    Tables have been developed for rootstocks based on publicly available information from seed developers in catalogs and websites. The tables are updated annually: Cucurbit Eggplant and Pepper Tomato

  • Vegetable Grafting
    This portal is designed to deliver current research-based information on the preparation, use, evaluation and purchase of grafted vegetable plants. Supported by the Specialty Crop Research Initiative of the USDA and NIFA. Information on Solanaceae (eggplant, pepper, tomato) and cucurbit (watermelon, melon, cucumber).