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2022 Midwest Vegetable Guide

2022 Midwest Veg Guide 8.5 x 11 front outside cover small size

This annually-revised guide is a summary of currently suggested fertility, cultural, and pest management techniques and tools for commercial vegetable growers, and is a collaboration of land-grant universities from eight states and Great American Media Services (publisher of Vegetable Growers News). It provides vegetable production information that is valid for the current year in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio. 

Target Audience: Commercial vegetable growers. 

Format: Perfect-Bound Paperback Book. 

Language: English. 

Pages: 292, 8” x 10.75”. 

Price option 1: Free from Extension people and bulletin offices in select states, except for shipping charges (varies by state).

Price option 2: $21.23 on-demand spiral-bound 8.5" x 11" printing at Print-on-demand price does not include shipping/handling fees.

At, we have free pdf downloads of the guide for printing in whole or in part on your own.

The database-driven digital guide at gives you an opportunity to make specific queries of crops, pests and controls online and export those as a printable pdf.

Have a good season!


Full Guide

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Reference Information

Acknowledgements and Disclaimers/Sponsor Contents
Table of Contents
Letter to Readers/About Us
State Contact Information
Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management
Transplant Production
Field Production
Organic Production
Produce Food Safety
Sanitizer Table
Using a Diagnostics Lab
Pesticide Application and Safety
Disease Management Strategies
Fungicide Tables
Fungicide Efficacy Table for Cucurbits
Fungicide Efficacy Table for Fruiting Veg
Weed Management Strategies
Herbicide Tables
Herbicide Efficacy Table
Corn and Soy Herbicide Rotation Restrictions Tables
Insect Management Strategies
Insecticide Tables
Nematode Management Strategies
Nematicide Table

Crop Recommendations

Asian Vegetables
Cole Crops and Brassica Leafy Greens
Cucurbit Crops
Fruiting Vegetables
Leafy Vegetables and Herbs
Onions and Related Crops
Root Crops
Sweet Corn
Sweet Potato

Change Log

Date Section(s)​ Change Description
11/23/2021 Cucurbit Crops p. 125, 126, 131.

Typo in copper application info for Angular Leaf Spot of Cucurbits - Pseudomonas Bacteria Bacterial Fruit Blotch of Cucurbits - Acidovorax Bacteria, Leaf Spot and Fruit Spot of Cucurbits - Xanthomonas Bacteria.

Changed to: See label for directions. Apply fixed copper 2 weeks prior to the opening of the first female bloom, at first female bloom, and 2 weeks after the first female bloom. Later in the season, fixed copper products may be applied to help reduce disease spread. No more than 6 applications per season.

01/13/2022 Cucurbit Crops p. 143, 144.

Added Kansas 24c label for Dual Magnum on cantaloupe/muskmelon, cucumber, pumpkin, squash, and watermelon.
Added Kansas 24c label for Reflex on pumpkin, squash, and watermelon.

01/14/2022 Cucurbit Crops p. 144.

Removed expired Missouri 24c label for Reflex on pumpkins, squash, and watermelon.

01/14/2022 Onions, p. 231.

Removed expired Kansas 24c label for Dual Magnum on dry bulb onions.

03/21/2022 Sweet Corn, p. 274.

Typo in max seasonal use rate for Asana corrected from 9.6 fl. oz. per acre per season to 96 fl. oz. per acre per season.

05/20/2022 Asparagus, p. 88; Cole Crops, p. 118; Leafy Veg/Herbs, p. 195; Mint, p. 216; Root Crops, p. 267; Sweet Corn, p. 283.

Swapped Stinger for Spur in all cases, because Spur has Asparagus on the label, and we want to limit the number of products with the same ingredient in the guide. For the Leafy Veg/Herbs section, and special note was added for the 24c label available in Michigan for using Stinger in Swiss Chard.

Stinger can be used on Swiss chard in Michigan only (MI 24c exp. 12/31/25): apply 4-8 fl. oz. per acre in one broadcast application per season.

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