Pesticide Information for 2022 – Vegetable Crops Hotline

Pesticide Information for 2022

As vegetable growers get ready for the 2022 season, one question might be to find up-to-date information about fungicides and how to apply them. Some possible resources are listed below.

  • The Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers offers recommendations for fungicides and other pesticides and practices that have been updated for the 2022 season. The guide, which is searchable online, can be accessed at When you go to, you can search for solutions to your disease, insect or weed problem. These searches can be conducted on your laptop, tablet or phone. Once the search is complete, you can save the search and even print it out. Or you can find the PDF’s for the guide and download and print them. Contact Dan Egel if you have questions about how to search the Production Guide on-line or download the PDFs.
  • This year, hard copies of the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Grower are free. If you have questions about how to get a hard copy of the guide contact Dan Egel.
  • Fungicide schedules for cucurbit growers can be found at the links below. This information has been updated for the 2022 season. Melon and watermelon information can be found  here. Pumpkin information can be found here.  If you have trouble accessing these sites or you would like a hard copy, contact Dan Egel.
  • Purdue has a weather-based disease-forecasting system, known as MELCAST, developed by Rick Latin and run by Dan Egel. MELCAST lets growers schedule fungicide applications for cucurbits based on the weather. A table of what areas of Indiana are covered by MELCAST is located at info. An extension bulletin about how to use MELCAST can be found here. A record sheet to keep track of MELCAST information can be found here. If you need hard copies of any of this information, contact Dan Egel.
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