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Annual Fruit/Vegetable Progress Report 2004
This publication is a summary of research results of vegetable and fruit crops at two locations in Iowa: Muscatine Island Research Farm and Fruitland and Horticulture Research Station in Gilbert.
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Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration Farms -- Annual Progress Reports 2008
Progress reports of research being done at the Armstrong and Neely-Kinyon Research and Demonstration farms. Topics covered include general farm and weather conditions during the year and information o
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Asparagus in the Home Garden
Asparagus, one of the most popular spring vegetables, is a hardy perennial that produces edible spears earlier than any other garden vegetable. Learn about site selection, soil preparation, cultivars
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Cebollas

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Chiles

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Cole Crops
“Cole crops” is the general term used to describe broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, and kohlrabi. Learn about cole crop cultivars, planting, yields, care during the gr
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Container Vegetable Gardening
Includes information regarding: container construction, size, and capacity; crop selection and planting density; summer care (location, watering, fertilization, tomato tips). Lists suggestions for 12
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Food Pantry Produce Donations - Grower Information
Donations from local fruit and vegetable growers are important to food pantries. This publication provides information to growers about safe on-farm food practices and information to food pantry worke
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Garden Produce in Floods
If flood waters have covered a garden, most produce will be unsafe to eat. Several factors determine the safety of unharvested fruits and vegetables.
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Garlic
Grow garlic in your home garden. Learn about garlic cultivars, planting, fertilizing, maintenance, potential problems, and harvest and storage.
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Growing and Drying Herbs
Herbs are plants valued for their flavor, fragrance, and medicinal uses. They require little space and care. Learn about herb planting location, propagation, care, harvesting, drying, storage, and
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Growing and Using Basil -- Reiman Gardens
Basil is a member of the mint family with an aroma like mint and tea. Learn about its history, uses, culture, harvesting, preparation, and the different basil varieties.
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Growing Organic Vegetables in Iowa
Organic production and consumption has increased over the past 20 years. Learn how to raise organic vegetables - including strategies for composting, pest management, and disease management.
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Guide to Liquid Sanitizer Washes with Fruit and Vegetables
This publication is for growers looking for information about the best post-harvest sanitizing practices for fresh fruits and vegetables. It includes a comprehensive chart of five commonly used liquid
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Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit
Tips on preparing and handling vegetables for 4-H and youth exhibits, including details for 40 different vegetables.
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Harvesting and Storing Vegetables
Harvesting vegetables at the right stage of maturity results in nutritious, high quality products. Consumers can capture the peak flavors of asparagus, Brussels sprouts, melons, garlic, rhubarb, squa
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Horticulture Research Station -- Annual Progress Reports 2008
Progress reports of research being done at the Horticulture Research Station. Topics covered include: general station and weather conditions during the year, fruit and vegetable work, turfgrass studie
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Horticulture Research Station -- Annual Progress Reports 2009
Progress reports of research being done at the Horticulture Research Station. Topics covered include: general station and weather conditions during the year, fruit and vegetable work, turfgrass studi
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Integrated Pest Management for Home Gardens and Landscapes
Identifying and encouraging naturally occurring predators and parasites is a useful gardening skill. This fact sheet describes 10 beneficial insects and also offers other tips for preventing insect a
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Iowa Vegetable Production Budgets
This enterprise budgeting tool can help vegetable growers estimate the costs and revenue associated with producing a product. Growers with multiple enterprises can use total sales as the basis for es
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Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2014
A comprehensive, 206-page guide for commercial growers provides detailed recommendations on insect, disease, and weed control, as well as on management of vegetable production. This guide is also
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Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm -- Annual Progress Reports 2008
Progress reports of research being done at the Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm. Topics covered include general farm and weather conditions during the year, vegetable trials, ornamenta
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Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm -- Annual Progress Reports 2009
Progress reports of research being done at the Muscatine Island Research and Demonstration Farm. Topics covered include general farm and weather conditions during the year, vegetable trials, ornamenta
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Nonchemical Pest Control for the Home Lawn and Garden -- Reiman Gardens
Nonchemical pest control alternatives include some new developments along with some old-time practices. Effectiveness varies. Learn about 17 alternatives.
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Onions
Onions are easy to grow and often yield well. Learn details about cultivars, planting, maintenance, harvest, and storage.
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Papas

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Peppers
Learn about different pepper cultivars, planting, potential problems, harvesting and storage, and pepper hotness in your home garden.
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Planting a Home Vegetable Garden
Provides basic how-to information, including seedbed preparation, seed selection and sowing, and using transplants. Chart gives planting guidelines for 37 vegetables.
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Planting and Harvesting Times for Garden Vegetables
This guide can help northern, southern, and central Iowa vegetable growers schedule the planting of gardens so space may be used efficiently. Includes a staggered planting and harvest chart for crops
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Potatoes
The potato is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world. Publication discusses potato cultivars and their uses, planting, care, potential problems, and short and long-tern harvest and s
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Production of Vegetables, Strawberries, and Cut Flowers Using Plasticulture
Using this book, growers, educators, and gardeners learn to use plastic as a work-reducing, product-enhancing tool. Topics include: Plastic mulch. Drip irrigation. Fertigation. Season extension. Windb
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Rainwater Catchment from a High Tunnel for Irrigation Use
Make high tunnels more profitable for crop production by installing a system to catch, store, and reuse the rainwater from periodic rain events. The authors describe system components, give approximat
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Rhubarb in the Home Garden
Although classed as a vegetable, rhubarb is used as a fruit because its high acidity gives it a tart flavor. Learn about rhubarb cultivars, how to grow, fertilization, harvesting, care, and disease a
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Selling Fruits and Vegetables
Before investing resources into growing and selling fresh produce, use this publication to first help evaluate personal skills, market conditions, financial resources, and overall project feasibility
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Small Plot Vegetable Gardening
This publication outlines recommendations and techniques for growing quality vegetables in a limited space, including planning, site selection, summer care, and space saving techniques. Lists suggest
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Starting Garden Transplants at Home
Learn how to start annual flowers and vegetables at home, to enjoy them earlier in the growing season. This publication tells you how to select seeds; choose potting mixes, containers, and seed; and
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Suggested Vegetable Varieties for the Home Garden
This publication suggests two or more produce varieties suited for Iowa gardens based on characteristics including color, size, texture, flavor, vigor, and early or late harvest. Includes more than
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Sweet Corn
Plant breeders over the past decade have significantly improved sweet corn quality. Read about sweet corn types, cultivars, planting, pollination, fertilization, care, and harvest and storage plus in
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Tomates

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Tomatillos
Tomatillos are a traditional part of Mexican cooking. Discover information on tomatillo cultivars, planting, fertilization, care, potential problems, and harvest and storage.
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Tomato Diseases and Disorders
Learn about the symptoms and management of common problems for garden and greenhouse tomatoes.
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Tomatoes
As the most popular vegetable in the home garden, tomatoes are low in calories and high in vitamin C and antioxidants. This publication addresses the variety of tomato shapes, sizes and colors with su
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Vegetable Production Budgets for a High Tunnel
Figure high tunnel profitability for vegetable production with the systems and budgets described in this publication. The information is based on the detailed production records of five farmers growin
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Want Yard or Garden Information? - Gardening Resources from ISU Extension
You’ll find more than 100 publications with facts about flowers, vegetables, herbs, fruits, lawns, trees, and shrubs listed in this publication.
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Watering the Home Garden -- Use of Trickle Irrigation
Hardy vegetable crops draw upon water and nutrients in the soil in order to quickly establish their root systems and sustain rapid growth. This publication illustrates conserving water using soil mul
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Weed Management in the Home Garden
Describes three methods of weed control for the home gardener; includes tips for using mulches effectively.
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Where to Put Your Vegetable Garden
The amount of sunlight, soil type, and other factors are primary considerations when selecting a garden site. Get the details on planning your garden.
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