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Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association

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Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable Growers Manual for the Beginning Grower

 

The Minnesota Fruit & Vegetable Growers Manual for the Beginning Grower is designed for people who want to start growing fruits and vegetables to sell to other people and it contains basic information that all growers should know BEFORE they start planting their crops. Included in the manual are sections on risk management, business planning and start up, marketing, knowing your soil, production, irrigation and cultivation, farm safety, pest management, harvesting and storage. The manual also includes several farm profiles and a section on where to find more detailed information.

Developed by the University of Minnesota Extension Service, this manual was funded through a partnership agreement with the USDA-Risk Management Agency Community Outreach & Assistance Partnership Program.

Click here to access the on-line version of the manual.
For a hardcopy of the manual, contact the MFVGA office at 763-434-0400.

Minnesota High Tunnel Production Manual for Commercial Growers

Tunnel Manual

 

The Minnesota High Tunnel Production Manual for Commercial Growers addresses issues including site selection and construction, layout, irrigation and water management, soil and plant fertility, disease management, insect management, crop production, basic economics of high tunnel production, organic production with high tunnels and information on where to find other resources. Development of the manual was coordinated by Dr. David Wildung from the University of Minnesota North Central Research & Outreach Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota; and Terry Nennich, University of Minnesota Regional Extension Educator, based in Crookston, MN. Several other University of Minnesota Extension specialists also contributed to the manual.

Developed by the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Extension Service, this manual was funded through a partnership agreement with the USDA-Risk Management Agency.

For a hardcopy of the manual, contact the MFVGA office at 763-434-0400.


MFVGA Office:
15125 W. Vermillion Cir. NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304
Phone: 763-434-0400
Fax: 763-413-9585
E-mail: info@mfvga.org
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