• Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training to be Offered at SWPAC (December 7, 2016) - In January 2016, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Rule became law. One component of the Produce Rule is a training requirement.  For covered farms, at least one supervisor or responsible party must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the[Read More... ]
  • The Results are in: Pesticide Residues in Produce (November 15, 2016) - Vegetable growers are familiar with pesticide labels that specify how much of a product may be applied. As commercial growers, we usually think about such instructions as telling us how much pesticide is the right amount to apply to a crop to be effective. While such an interpretation is correct, there is more to the[Read More... ]
  • Alternaria Leaf Blight of Carrot (November 15, 2016) - Last week, my lab received a carrot sample with disease-like lesions (Figures 1 and 2). There are at least 3 carrot diseases that may appear similar. These diseases are: Alternaria leaf blight (late blight), Cercospora leaf spot (early blight) and bacterial leaf blight. Often an examination in the laboratory is necessary. My examination revealed the characteristic[Read More... ]
Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers
Please see the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers (ID-56)  for current pesticide recommendations or consult a Purdue extension specialist or educator.

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