Editor’s notes
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Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers

This annual guide is a summary of currently suggested vegetable varieties, seeding rates, fertilizer rates, weed control, insect control, and disease control measures for commercial growers.

This guide is a collaboration of land-grant universities from eight states:

  • Illinois — University of Illinois Extension
  • Indiana — Purdue Extension
  • Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
  • Kansas — Kansas State Research and Extension
  • Michigan — Michigan State University Extension
  • Minnesota — University of Minnesota Extension
  • Missouri — University of Missouri Extension, Lincoln University of Missouri Cooperative Extension and Research
  • Ohio — Ohio State University Extension

To order or download the latest version from Purdue University, please visit Midwest Vegetable Production Guide.


  • Planting
  • Spraying
  • Cultivating
  • Harvesting
  • Storing
  • Varieties
  • Maturity dates
  • Handling
  • Storage life
  • Estimated yields per acre


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