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This publication provides a disease management schedule for Indiana commercial apple growers.

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In this publication, we categorize the green industry in five distinct sectors based on the business' main revenue activity. We then estimate the economic contributions of Indiana's green industry in these five sector  More...

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This publication provides an overview of the Indiana data from the USDA-NASS 2016 Certified Organic Survey. It provides number of farms, sales, and more.

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In food safety and other areas, it is important to quickly identify microbes that are present. Purdue researchers developed a technique that can identify many types of microorganisms three times faster than normal lab  More...

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Water quality is important, because the water you use on your produce farm could potentially introduce human pathogens into your production fields, equipment and workers, washing and packing facilities, and directly o  More...

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Purdue researchers surveyed Indiana fruit and vegetable producers in 2012. This publication provides some of the survey findings about vegetable Indiana vegetable farmers, including their demographic characteristics,  More...

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Purdue researchers surveyed Indiana fruit and vegetable producers in 2012. This publication provides some of the survey findings about vegetable farming operations in Indiana, including farm size, ownership, labor pra  More...

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This guide provides pest management recommendations for commercial tree fruit, small fruit, and grape producers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, West  More...

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This guide provides pest management recommendations for commercial tree fruit, small fruit, and grape producers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, West  More...

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This guide provides pest management recommendations for commercial tree fruit, small fruit, and grape producers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, West  More...
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While agricultural pesticide applicators may not be able to control factors like habitat loss, they can take practical steps to help protect the pollinators so many in the agricultural industry rely upon. This publica  More...

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While agricultural pesticide applicators may not be able to control factors like habitat loss, they can take practical steps to help protect the pollinators so many in the agricultural industry rely upon. This publica  More...

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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...
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This publication is a picture dictionary of common plant problems. It is designed to help plant growers learn the terms that plant specialists and reference books use to describe a plant disease or injury. By knowing the  More...
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Food safety is important on every farm, and growers have a responsibility to minimize food safety risks to produce food that is not only wholesome and nutritious, but also safe. This joint publication of Purdue Extension  More...
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Food safety is important on every farm, and growers have a responsibility to minimize food safety risks to produce food that is not only wholesome and nutritious, but also safe. This joint publication of Purdue Extension  More...
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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...
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The requirements for organic certification are time-consuming and expensive. And if a neighbor applies a pesticide that drifts onto an organic field, the economic losses can be high. This publication describes the conseq  More...
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Pesticide drift can severely damage non-target crops. This Driftwatch publication addresses drift in grapes. It examines products of special concern, injury symptoms and potential impact, and alternatives and ways to avo  More...
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This handy publication presents a timeline for managing common diseases of pepper in Indiana.

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This handy publication presents a timeline for managing common diseases of cantaloupe and watermelon in Indiana.

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This handy publication presents a timeline for managing common diseases of pumpkin in Indiana.

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This handy publication (presents a timeline for managing common diseases of tomato in indiana.

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The requirements for organic certification are time-consuming and expensive. And if a neighbor applies a pesticide that drifts onto an organic field, the economic losses can be high. This publication describes the conseq  More...
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MELCAST es un programa de asesoramiento que usa un pulverizador y está basado en las condiciones climáticas para controlar las enfermedades foliares del melón (muskmelon) y la sandía (watermelon). Los  More...
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MELCAST (MELon foreCASTer) is a weather-based spray advisory program for controlling foliar diseases of muskmelon and watermelon. Growers who use MELCAST can save money on fungicide applications and get better disease co  More...
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Proper fungicide use is essential for controlling potentially devastating diseases in almost all commercial crops. This publication provides with basic information about fungicide resistance and what to do to minimize fu  More...
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Pesticide drift can severely damage non-target crops. This Driftwatch publication addresses drift in grapes. It examines products of special concern, injury symptoms and potential impact, and alternatives and ways to avo  More...
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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...
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Anthracnose of cucumber, muskmelon, and watermelon can result in yield loss or lower quality fruit. Direct infection of the fruit also can result in loss of marketability. This publication describes the disease cycle and  More...
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Gummy stem blight (also called black rot) is one of the most serious foliar diseases of muskmelon and watermelon in Indiana. This publication describes the cycle and symptoms of gummy stem blight and offers management r  More...
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Mature watermelon vine decline (originally known as sudden wilt) can be a limiting factor in many watermelon fields. This publication describes the characteristics of mature watermelon vine decline (MWVD), the features t  More...
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This is a fact sheet that provides information about the beetles that feed on dried fruit and rotten grain/grain products. The sheet includes information on the biology, behavior and food preferences of these beetles.  More...
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Muskmelons, watermelons, cucumber, squash, gourds, and pumpkins are cucurbits commonly grown in Indiana. These crops are attacked by a variety of insects and related pests, including aphids, cucumber beetles, seedcorn ma  More...
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Gives description, life cycle, plants affected, and chemical control measures against the flea beetle.  More...
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Squash beetle, which is native to Central and Eastern North America, belongs to the family of lady beetles (Coccinellidae). Most insects in this family are beneficial, often eating large numbers of pest insects such as a  More...
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Striped and spotted cucumber beetles are the most important insect pests on muskmelon in Indiana. The cucumber beetles are capable of transmitting bacterial wilt in cucurbits. When the symptoms of bacterial wilt appear o  More...
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Topics discussed in this publication are: description and life cycle of the striped cucumber beetle, transmission of bacterial wilt, monitoring beetle populations, and control insecticides.  More...
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Talks about insects that attack cole crops, the damage they do, and control measures.  More...
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The white wine grape variety Traminette (Gewürztraminer x J.Seyve 23-416) has been selected as a signature variety to help create a regional identity for Indiana wines. This five-page publication advises producers o  More...
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Late blight of tomato and potato has an infamous history: it is the documented cause of the Irish potato famines of the mid-1800s. In 2009, the diseases moved from the pages of history books to tomato plants in your back  More...
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Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers and Conservationists is a first-of-its-kind, step-by-step, full-color guide for rearing and managing bumble bees, mason bees, leafcutter bees  More...

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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...
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Selecting an appropriate grape variety is a major factor for successful production in Indiana and all parts of the Midwest. This publication identifies climactic factors, and examines wine grape varieties and table grape  More...
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This publication examines the factors contributing to the development of new strains of the apple scab fungus capable of infecting disease-resistant cultivars and offers recommendations for effectively managing these tre  More...
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Fungicides are important tools for managing pome fruit diseases. There are many different fungicides and numerous methods of classifying them. This publication examines how fungicides are classified and recommends manage  More...
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This production guide is produced for the Midwest strawberry industry. Sections include management, economics, plasticulture production, and marketing.  More...

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In Indiana, pumpkins are the most likely crop to suffer yield damage from downy mildew. This publication explains the downy mildew disease cycle and provides management options for commercial pumpkin growers.  More...
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Fusarium wilt is one of the most serious watermelon diseases in Indiana. This publication describes the cycle and symptoms of Fusarium wilt and offers management recommendations.  More...
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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...
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8-page publication provides an overview of the fresh-cut produce industry and of the melon industry in Indiana and discusses available opportunities for Indiana melon growers in the fresh-cut fruit indistry.  More...
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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...
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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...
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Apple cultivars vary widely in their response to different diseases. This publication rates the resistance of 88 common apple varieties and four edible crabapple varieties to apple scab, fire blight, juniper rusts, and p  More...
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This publication presents data from seedless watermelon and eastern muskmelon trials conducted in 2006 at the Southwest Purdue Agriculture Center north of Vincennes, Indiana. Evaluating newly released varieties and advan  More...
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This publication presents four melon trials—personal size seedless watermelons, seeded watermelons, seedless watermelons, and eastern muskmelons—that were conducted in 2005 at the Southwest Purdue Agriculture  More...
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The American Vine-Dresser's Guide by Jean Jacques (John James) Dufour is a treatise on growing grapes in America, specifically the eastern half of the country. This early work, first published in 1826, is an amazingly th  More...

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Small fruits have a high requirement for all the nutrient elements and usually will respond well to application of fertilizer materials. This publication provides information about pre-planting soil building programs and  More...
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This publication outlines raspberry cultivars, site selection, land preparation and planting. It includes information about planting systems, fertilization, irrigation, propagation, diseases and insects.  More...
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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...
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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...
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Blossom end rot is a physiological disorder that occurs wherever tomatoes (and peppers) are grown. The symptoms, factors affecting blossom end rot and control methods are covered in this publication.  More...
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Bacterial canker is an infectious disease of fresh-market and processing tomatoes that usually results in reduced yields and premature fruit drop. The symptoms, disease cycle, and control methods of bacterial canker are  More...
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This bulletin addresses the major disease problems of crucifers in the Midwest and is intended to be used as an aid in their identification and management. The bulletin includes information about black rot, black leg, do  More...
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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...
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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...
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This publication discusses pH correction, increasing organic matter, individual fertilizer elements, fertilizer rates and application, complete fertilizers, and mulches which concern blueberries.  More...
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This publication is targeted towards individuals who operate or consult with large scale commercial muskmelon or watermelon farms in areas where Alternaria leaf blight, anthracnose, and gummy stem blight are common manag  More...
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This publication discusses the major and minor diseases for pumpkins in Indiana and provides suggestions for their control.  More...

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This handbook contains information on pests, production practices, and pest management practices that should be useful over several years. Your state's spray guide, which lists pesticides for specific crops and problem  More...

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Provides photos and brief descriptions of various insect pests of fruit crops.

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This publication is a listing of Federal and Indiana state government agencies that regulate various activities involved in operating a landscape plant nursery.  More...
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This publication is a reference list of informative publications which can provide answers and guidance to the commercial nursery grower on topics from propagation to pest management.  More...
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This publication discusses starting in the nursery business, including what you'll need, developing a nursery business plan, selecting a specific nursery site, nursery design and space requirements, and labor and capit  More...
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This is a reference list of informative publications which can provide answers to many of the questions which arise when considering a new nursery business.  More...
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This leaflet discusses the diagnosis, identification, and solutions of air pollution damage on melons. Tables are included listing the relative injury and symptoms which may be confused with air pollution injury. Pictu  More...
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This leaflet discusses diagnosis, identification, and correction of acid soil problems. Pictures are included of problem plants.  More...
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