This guide provides conventional pest management recommendations for commercial tree fruit, small fruit, and grape producers throughout the Midwest and surrounding states. These recommendations have been formulated to pr More...
This guide provides conventional pest management recommendations for commercial tree fruit, small fruit, and grape producers throughout the Midwest and surrounding states. These recommendations have been formulat More...
Planting vegetable seeds or transplants at the correct time is determined by the soil temperature required for seeds to germinate and the temperature tolerance of the plants. This publication examines these factors and p More... Free Download
This publication discusses planning a vegetable garden, planting, fertilization, care, harvesting, and storage recommendations. Tables are included providing a vegetable planting guide, the recommended nitrogen side-d More... Free Download
A soil test will reveal the current nutrient status in your soils and whether you need to add any nutrients as fertilizer. This publication describes the best practices for when and how to sample your soils.
To protect the appearance of apples, growers apply fungicides to prevent disease. Increasingly, fruit growers are interested in using adjuvants to improve disease management, similar to how adjuvants have improved weed m More... Free Download
Prior to the advent of modern, synthetic insecticides, European red mites (ERM) were not considered a significant pest of tree fruits. ERM are what entomologists call a "secondary pest", which means that they generally o More... Free Download
Many homeowners enjoy raising their own fruit, but anyone who has attempted to grow them knows that fruit crops are attacked by a wide variety of insect and disease pests and prone to environmental damage. This publicati More... Free Download
Inspired by actual gardeners' inquiries, each chapter deals with such down-to-earth subjects as when to start seeds, why plants might fail to bloom, pruning techniques, identifying and controlling common pests, home f More...
Pollination is an important factor in growing fruits and nuts, since for most of these crops pollination is a prerequisite for fruit production. This publication describes how fruits and nuts pollinate and provides recom More... Free Download
In the event of crop losses from extreme spring weather, growers still need to manage their trees for diseases. If trees are not managed, populations of disease inoculum can build up and threaten the crop the following s More... Free Download
Insects feeding on home-grown vegetables are a fact of life for most gardeners. Gardeners' two choices are to tolerate the damage or attempt to prevent it. This publication lists insects and corresponding pesticides comm More... Free Download
Brown rot is a common stone fruit disease that can cause blossom and twig blight, cankers, and fruit rot. This publication describes the symptoms of brown rot and provides management options. More... Free Download
Gardening in containers or raised beds can be just the answer for would-be gardeners who would love to grow their own vegetables and flowers, but lack the space or physical ability for a traditional garden. This publicat More... Free Download
This publication examines cedar rust diseases and management practices for fruit that is meant for consumption. These rust diseases stand out due to their conspicuous nature, and the fact the fungi that cause them compl More... Free Download
Fire blight attacks more than 70 members of the Rose (Rosaceae) family, and is a devastating disease of apples and pears. This publication describes fire blight and how to manage it. More... Free Download
Apple scab is a fungal disease that can result in severe defoliation of apple trees and can affect fruit size and quality. This publication describes apple scab and how to manage it. More... Free Download
This publication discusses the proper winter storage methods for geraniums, cannas, dahlias, gladioli, and caladiums and tuberous begonias. Illustrations are included on the tuberous flowering plants. More... Free Download
This publication outlines raspberry cultivars, site selection, land preparation and planting. It includes information about planting systems, fertilization, irrigation, propagation, diseases and insects. More... Free Download
This publication outlines strawberry cultivars, site selection, land preparation and planting. It includes information about first year care, frost control, insect and disease control and renovation of plantings for mult More... Free Download
This publication provides information about the persimon tree and its fruit, the fruiting habit, propagation, planting and care, and the oriental persimmon. A recipe for persimmon pudding is also included. More... Free Download
This publication discusses site selection, planting, training, cultural practices, cultivars, and disease and insect control associated with growing cherry trees in Indiana. Illustrations on proper branch removal and More... Free Download
Selecting fruits and nuts for an "edible landscape" is complicated by the added concern for productivity. The designer must consider total potential yield and sustainability, fruit set, pest resistance or control, microc More... Free Download
This publication discusses the cultural requirements, cultivars, soil preparation, planting, weed control, fertilizing, pest control, pruning, and harvesting for currants and gooseberries. More... Free Download
This publication discusses the source of toxicity, implications for horticulture, juglone sensitivity in plants, plants observed to be sensitive and tolerant to juglone. An illustration of a typical leaf and nut chara More... Free Download
This publication discusses the grape plant, site and cultivar selection, vineyard establishment and management, and pest control. Two tables provide information on the grape cultivars for Indiana and suggested pruning More... Free Download
This publication discusses the warm season crops. Subjects covered include the site, fertilization, saving seeds, planting, more information on the seeds, transplanting, watering, weed control, insects and diseases, cro More... Free Download
This publication will help you get your small garden off to a good start and guide you to maximizing the rewards from your gardening efforts. The publication offers advice about planning, seed selection, transplanting, s More... Free Download