Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centres
The research centres of Canada

Cornell University
Cornell is a learning community that seeks to serve society by educating the leaders of tomorrow and extending the frontiers of knowledge.

Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Newsletter
A Newsletter for Commercial Growers of Fruit and Vegetable Crops A Publication of University of Illinois Extension and the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences.

Illinois IPM Program
Illinois IPM Program Home Page.

Kentucky Pest Newsletter
The articles contained in the KY Pest News newsletter are submitted by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science Cooperative Extension Specialists for a variety of pests including insects, diseases and weeds. The Ky Pest News Newsletter is published weekly during the peak growing season and bi-weekly the remainder of the year. All information and recommendations in the KY Pest News Newsletter are time-sensitive and apply only to Kentucky. Past issues should be used for reference only.

Michigan State University
Known internationally as a major U.S. public university with global reach, Michigan State University has been advancing knowledge and transforming lives through innovative teaching, research, and outreach for nearly 150 years. MSU is a member of the Association of American Universities, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, and the Big Ten athletic conference.

Michigan State University Extension
Helping people improve their lives through an educational process that applies knowledge to critical needs, issues, and opportunities.

Midwest Vegetable Variety Trial Report
Online fruit and vegetable trial reports, including archived reports.

Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable IPM news
Research-based articles to support timely fruit and vegetable pest, and crop management decisions.

Minnesota VegEdge
A Vegetable IPM Resource for the Midwest

MSU Vegetable Crop Advisory Alerts
Pest management advice for commercial vegetable production.

New York IPM Program
We develop sustainable ways to manage pests and help people to use methods that minimize environmental, health, and economic risks.

New York IPM Program for Vegetables
This page provides information on IPM for sweet corn, cucurbits (pumpkins, cucumbers, winter squash, summer squash, melons), crucifers (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower), potatoes, onions, snap beans, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, dry beans, beets, lettuce, spinach, asparagus, peas, and other vegetable crops.

North Central Integrated Pest Management Center
The North Central Region Integrated Pest Management Center is one of four centers in a national network established to strengthen USDA’s connection with production agriculture, research and extension programs, and agricultural stakeholders throughout the United States. The North Central region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The center headquarters is currently co-hosted by Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL. See the buttons at left for links to pest management information from national, regional and local sources.

North Dakota State University
NDSU home page.

North Dakota State University Extension
The North Dakota State University Extension Service exists to serve the people of North Dakota. The Cooperative Extension System was established in 1914 to address through education critical needs of the public in the areas of agriculture, family and youth. The work of the extension service continues to be extremely important to producers, families, community leaders and young people. Extension maintains a unique relationship among federal, state and county constituents. Local input and funding into programs, combined with support and funding from state and federal partners, enables the extension service to truly meet the needs of people.

North Dakota State University IPM Program
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) affects North Dakota’s largest industry, agriculture. One of the primary missions of IPM is to help growers produce profitable crops using environmentally and economically sound approaches. These IPM tools contribute to a system that produces high-quality, safe, and affordable foods and other agriculturally related products. For many growers, IPM helps balance pest management with profitable crop production and environmental protection. IPM also reaches beyond agriculture to include pest management in landscape and home settings.

Ohio IPM Program
This site contains all data and presentations directly related to the IPM program at Ohio State University. For more information, contact Joe Kovach (

Ohio State University Ohioline
Factsheets and bulletins online.

OMAFRA Newsletters
Periodic vegetable newsletter for Ontario.

OMAFRA Vegetable Index Page
OMAFRA Vegetable Production Information – Commercial Vegetable Production

Ontario Agricultural College – University of Guelph
Our Vision: We are global leaders in innovative life sciences education and research for agriculture, food, the rural community and the environment. Our Mandate: Is to deliver world-class education, research and innovation that meet the needs of contemporary society. We do this through a multi-campus system, working with alumni and our communities, in English and French.

Ontario IPM Accreditation Program
IPM Accreditation Program (IPMAP) recognizes companies, park systems, golf clubs and their superintendents, and other interested institutions who demonstrate their knowledge of and commitment to the principles of IPM through a process of certification, audit, and professional development. This program has been developed by the IPM-PHC Council of Ontario. The Council consists of industry associations, and community environmental groups committed to having integrated pest management (IPM) as the new standard in turf and landscape care.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, & Rural Affairs
Welcome to the OMAFRA website. Here you will find a wealth of information on Ontario’s dynamic agri-food industry and rural communities and the services and programs OMAFRA provides.

OSU Extension
The OSU Extension website is your portal to everything “Extension” within Ohio.

Penn State Cooperative Extension
Mission: to extend nonformal outreach educational opportunities to individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout Pennsylvania. To enable the Commonwealth to maintain a competitive and environmentally sound food and fiber system and prepare youth, adults and families to enhance the quality of their lives and participate more fully in community decisions.

Pennsylania IPM Program
The PA IPM Program is a collaboration of The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and The Pennsylvania State University. Our goal is to promote Integrated Pest Management in both agricultural and nonagricultural environments.

Pennsylvania IPM newsletter
PA IPM News was started in 1998 as the quarterly newsletter of the PA IPM Program. With over 7,000 subscribers, PA IPM News is one of the most widely distributed sources of IPM information in Pennsylvania. Beginning with the Fall 2002 issue, the newsletter began to be distributed electronically by e-mail. However, a hard copy of the newsletter can be sent by mail for readers who do not have Internet access. To subscribe to an electronic copy of PA IPM News distributed via e-mail, or for a hard copy subscription, simply send an e-mail to or call (814) 865-2839.

Pennsylvania State University
Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality programs in teaching, research, and service. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions. As a land-grant university, we also hold a unique responsibility for outreach and public service to support the citizens of Pennsylvania. We engage in collaborative activities with industrial, educational and agricultural partners here and abroad to disseminate and apply knowledge.

Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Connection
Welcome to the Purdue Fruit and Vegetable information page. Our goal is to get the most up to date and appropriate information in the hands of those who use it, the commercial fruit and vegetable producers of Indiana.

Purdue University
History Founded in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue, Purdue University began its journey with six instructors, 39 students and a mission to provide agriculture and mechanic arts education. Student Body System-wide enrollment of 69,050 students; West Lafayette enrollment of 38,847 students (fall 2003); students from 50 states and 130 countries.

Purdue University Extension
Purdue Extension is a service tailored to meet the needs of Indiana, needs we know firsthand. Our educators, specialists, and volunteers live and work in all 92 Indiana counties. We provide the link between Land Grant research and Indiana citizens. In doing that we provide practical solutions to local issues. We provide information and expertise that’s available in the form you want, when you want it. That’s Purdue Extension, Indiana’s home team advantage. Learn more about Purdue Extension.

Purdue Vegetable Newsletter
One of the recurring problems home gardeners face is how to control insects on their fruit. The purpose of the web site is to provide home fruit gardeners and commercial growers with useful information about insect management. Hopefully, the answers to most of your questions can be found in the publications at this site. There is also an extensive collection of color photographs that will help you to identify most of the fruit pests you are likely to encounter in the Midwest. We have also provided links to several outstanding web sites related to fruit production and pest management in other Midwestern states.

Ridgetown College – University of Guelph
The College was established in 1922 as a demonstration and research farm to address issues in agricultural production in Southwestern Ontario. Throughout the years the College has grown and evolved to include a wide range of formal educational programs, innovative research and extension programs, and business development activities. In 1997, the College became part of the University of Guelph, as a result of a new partnership agreement between the University and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. This partnership has given the College renewed vigor and additional resources to work for the benefit of Ontario�s agricultural and rural sectors. Today, Ridgetown College is proud to be among the network of campuses that make up the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC), University of Guelph (UofG).

The Ohio State University
Ohio State: Do something great!

University of Illinnois Extension
University of Illinois Extension is about learning. We provide educational programs and research-based information enabling citizens to make practical decisions that improve the quality of their lives.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
At the crossroads between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis, the University of Illinois welcomes thousands of visitors each year. You will find the campus community welcoming and eager to make your visit worthwhile.

University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky will be one of the nation’s 20 best public research universities, an institution recognized world-wide for excellence in teaching, research, and service and a catalyst for intellectual, social, cultural, and economic development.

University of Kentucky Extension
Welcome to the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, the most comprehensive outreach and engagement program at the University of Kentucky. Our mission, simply stated, is to make a difference in the lives of Kentucky citizens through research-based education. Jointly with our other land grant partner, Kentucky State University, we take the University to the people in their local communities, addressing issues of importance of all Kentuckians.

University of Kentucky IPM Program
Home page for IPM Program.

University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most prestigious. It is both the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and the state’s primary research university, with faculty of national and international reputation.

University of Minnesota Extension
This section of our Web site explains the work done by the University of Minnesota Extension Service. A connection is made between Minnesota trends and University of Minnesota expertise in the three areas of community development and vitality; land, food and environment; and youth development and family living.

University of Missouri Extension
Using science-based knowledge, University of Missouri Extension engages people to understand change, solve problems and make informed decisions. MU Extension makes University education and information accessible for: economic viability empowered individuals strong families and communities healthy environments

University of Missouri Extension
Publications and Newsletters

University of Missouri-Columbia
The University of Missouri-Columbia was founded in 1839 as the first public university west of the Mississippi River, the first public university in Thomas Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase territory.

University of Wisconsin at Madison
The University of Wisconsin�Madison is, as observed by a peer review group in the course of its recent reaccreditation, a �miracle� � one that is built upon fundamental values regarding its relationship with the state and dedication to its educational mission. We are the university of the Wisconsin Idea, of sifting and winnowing, of the traditions of free exercise and unabashed inquiry, and of world-class teaching, research, and public service. We are among a handful of elite public institutions worldwide, not only because of our history, but also because of our committed and innovative faculty, staff, and students.

University of Wisconsin Extension
Through the University of Wisconsin-Extension, all Wisconsin people can access university resources and engage in lifelong learning, wherever they live and work.

University of Wisconsin Pest and Crop Management Program
This web site provides information for Wisconsin’s agricultural community from several University of Wisconsin outreach programs.

Vegetable Crops Hotline
A newsletter for commercial vegetable growers prepared by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Where to Find Vegetable Variety Trial Information
Many of these reports are from areas which may differ in climate, soil type, pest pressure, or production practices from your farm. Consider these factors when evaluating this information. You may find varieties that do well over a wide range of conditions by studying reports from many areas. Seed suppliers, researchers, extension staff, processors, and other growers may be able to provide additional information on cultivars adapted to your growing conditions. Do your own field trials to evaluate varieties under your local growing conditions. Each season, researchers may evaluate other crops besides those listed here. Check the web-site or contact the researcher to learn about current research projects. See OMAFRA Publication 363, Vegetable Production Recommendations, for Ontario vegetable production information. It can be ordered by calling 1-888-466-2372 or online at


Contact Us

For more information about joining the Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group, please contact Brad Bergefurd, Ohio State University Extension, IPM Program.

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