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Introduction to High Tunnels eCourse
This self-directed, online course covers all aspects of constructing, owning and operating a high tunnel. Throughout the course, you will learn how to properly select a site location, test your soils, determine what crops to grow in your high tunnel, expected costs and potential returns from your high tunnel and resources to help in the process.

Each section of the course includes a worksheet for feedback from the course coordinators specific to your own operation.
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Moodle eCourse
$25.00
Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide 2017
This 180-page guide contains a spray schedule and background information for commercial producers of apples, pears, cherries, peaches, plums, grapes and berries. Recommendations for herbicides, pesticides and their application, and plant growth regulators are also included.

It is a joint publication of Purdue University, University of Illinois, Iowa State University, University of Kentucky, University of Missouri, Missouri State University, Ohio State University, and University of Wisconsin and includes information for producers in Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

This guide combines and replaces the Midwest Tree Fruit Spray Guide (PM 1375) and the Midwest Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide (PM 1282) into one easy to use reference manual.

Also available in PDF from Purdue University.
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$15.00
Commercial Melon Production
The melon family is comprised of muskmelon, watermelon, and honeydew melons, with all belonging to the cucurbitaceae family.

This publication discusses commercial site selection, planting, cultivars, pollination, fertilization, irrigation, weed management and harvesting of melons.
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A Review of Cold Climate Grape Cultivars
There has been interest in growing grapes in the upper Midwest and other cold climate regions of North America. One of the problems growers face in these regions is selecting cultivars (cultivated varieties) that will withstand severe winters, mature in short growing seasons, and be productive. As grape acreage increases in cold climate regions, too often cultivar selections are being made based upon testimonial or anecdotal information. With the high costs of vineyard establishment there is an increasing need for a standard reference to assist growers in selecting best adapted cultivars. This publication can be viewed via a PDF reader and by using the bookmark function, you will be introduced to 74 varieties.

Previously available in CD format and known as known as EDC 383.
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Managing Spotted Winged Drosophila in Commercial Fruit Production
Fruit flies native to the U.S. primarily lay eggs in soft, rotting fruit and cause little to no economic loses to undamaged fruits. These fruits flies are considered a nuisance pest to farmers unless the fruit has been previously injured. Spotted winged drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, on the other hand, is an invasive fruit fly that prefers to lay eggs in healthy, maturing fruit. It is native to Southeast Asia including China, India, Japan, Korea, and Thailand (Walsh et al., 2011), where the climate is similar to the Midwest. First detected in Iowa in 2012, SWD has remained a relatively innocuous pest only causing isolated economic injury until the 2015 growing season. This publication outlines management practices and options for infested fruit.
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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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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 and insect management.
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Growing Blueberries in Iowa
Blueberries can be grown successfully in Iowa when their special growing needs are met. Topics include site requirements, plant choice, planting tips, plant care, and possible plant sources.
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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 sanitizers.
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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 workers about how to keep donated produce safe.
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Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden
Access detailed information about growing June-bearing, everbearing, and day-neutral strawberries. Find suggestions for selection of cultivars, planting sites, and plant sources. Also find tips for soil preparation, planting options, mulching, disease and insect control, harvesting, and winter protection.
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Pruning Raspberries
To obtain maximum yields and to control diseases, raspberries must be pruned properly.
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Growing Grapes in the Home Garden
Home gardeners can successfully grow grapes in Iowa. Whether you are growing a backyard garden or beginning your own vineyard, basic requirements include a good planting site, hardy varieties (cultivars), and proper culture.

Also recommended Grape publications are:
  • RG 0502 - Pruning Grapevines
  • PM 1375 - Midwest Commercial Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide
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Growing Raspberries in the Home Garden
Home raspberry growers will find expert advice for cultivar selection, site selection, planting, and training and trellising plants. Also included are pruning guidelines for summer-bearing and fall-bearing red raspberries and pruning guidelines for black and purple raspberries. Also find tips for managing weeds, fertilizing, and harvesting.
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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 approximate costs, and detail year-round maintenance procedures. Also described is a drip irrigation system.
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Enterprise Budget: Raspberries
Raspberries are a favorite among consumers. This sweet fruit has become increasingly popular in the last decade with the United States as the world’s third largest producer. Washington, California, and Oregon are the leading producers in this country, but raspberries are suitable to grow in Iowa. Raspberry harvest begins in the early months of summer and extends into early fall. The first full crop from a raspberry planting will be harvested in the second year after planting.

Commercial production of raspberries is a long-term commitment with stands usually lasting 10 years. Careful site and variety selection, soil preparation and irrigation are important in the planning process.
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Organic Apple Production in Iowa
New and experienced organic apple growers will find recommendations in this guide for managing insect pests, diseases, and weeds.

Tips about marketing opportunities also are included.
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$4.00
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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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$1.00
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Melons
Find more information here about watermelon, muskmelon, and honeydew melons. Read about melon cultivars, planting, fertilizing, yield, irrigation, pollination, potential problems, and harvest and storage.
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$0.70
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Production Guide for Commercial Strawberries - Iowa Commercial Fruit Production Series
Provides tips to help evaluate local market potential plus guidelines for recommended cultural practices.
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Pruning and Training Fruit Trees
This illustrative publication will help you prune and train a variety of fruit trees. The level of pruning is determined by the kind, cultivar, and age of fruit trees.
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Harvesting and Storing Apples
Storing apples at home is convenient and, if done properly, can be economical. Home-grown fruit that may otherwise go to waste can be stored for several months. Publication includes tips on harvesting and storing home-grown apples.
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Pruning Grapevines -- Reiman Gardens
Pruning grapes is easier when you understand the growth and fruiting characteristics of the grapevine. Learn the reasons for pruning, the common training systems, and how to prune.
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Fruit Cultivars for Iowa
Get a list of recommended fruit cultivars adapted to the various climatic regions in Iowa. Includes a plant hardiness zone map and detailed information on many fruit cultivars. Replaces PM 1086 and PM 1117.
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$1.75
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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 estimating the cost of planting, growing, harvesting, and handling key crops with a series of worksheets.

Specific crops include: Asparagus, basil, green beans, carrots, eggplant, garlic, salad greens, snow peas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, raspberries, strawberries, cherry and heirloom tomatoes.
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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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Melones
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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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Tree Fruit Pollination
The production of fruit on most plants, trees, and shrubs results from pollination of the blossoms. This publication explores tree fruit pollinations including methods of pollination, blooming times, and a chart to determine which apple cultivars are suitable pollinators.
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Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bear
The characteristics of the tree, its environment, the cultural practices used, and the weather all affect a tree’s ability to begin and continue to bear fruit. This publication discusses the keys to avoiding poor fruit set.
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Growing Fruit in Iowa
Several species of fruits can be grown successfully in Iowa. Consider hardiness and pollination when selecting varieties for home use and commerical production that are best adapted to Iowa growing conditions.
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$3.00
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