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Building a Low-Cost Mobile Cooling Unit

by Cary L. Rivard

MF3441

Instructions for building a low-cost mobile cooling unit to provide safe storage and transportation of fruits and vegetables. Includes procedures, list of materials, costs, suggested tools, labor requirements, and advice on electrical work and refrigeration. Illustrated. 8-page, color.

Published Date: May 2019

Midwest Fruit Pest Management Guide, 2023-2024

by Janna Beckerman et al.

MF3278

This guide provides pest management recommendations for commercial tree fruit, small fruit, and grape producers throughout the Midwest. Includes up-to-date information on pesticides and their application. 292-page, color. https://ag.purdue.edu/hla/Hort/pages/sfg_sprayguide.aspx

Revision Date: Dec 2022

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2023

by Ben Phillips et al.

MF3279

This annual guide is a summary of currently suggested vegetable varieties, seeding rates, fertilizer rates, weed control, insect control, and disease control measures for commercial vegetable growers. Available (in English) as a PRINTED COPY, and ONLINE AS FREE PDF at mwveguide.org/guide and for FREE INTERACTIVE SEARCHES at mwveguide.org.

Revision Date: Jan 2023

Gardening 911: Costs and Benefits of Home Gardening

by Elizabeth Kiss

MF3538

Gardening for food can be a rewarding activity. Benefits may include connecting to your food in a new way, improving health, and lowering food costs. Includes worksheets to help you figure your costs and savings from home gardening. 6 pages, color.

Published Date: Aug 2020

Fruit Pesticides, Active Ingredients, and Labeled Fruits

by Ward Upham

MF3431

Products for controlling pests of homegrown fruit. For use with Spray Guide for Growing Apples at Home (MF3429) and Spray Guide for Growing Stone Fruit at Home (MF3430). 2-page, color.

Published Date: Jul 2018

Spray Guide for Growing Apples at Home

by Ward Upham

MF3429

Pest management recommendations for home gardeners. 4-page, color.

Published Date: Jul 2018

Pruning Apple and Pear Trees

by Ward Upham

MF3450

Fruit trees need pruning to create strong limbs to support a plentiful crop. This fact sheet describes basic tools, strategies and techniques for pruning apple and pear trees. 4-page, color.

Published Date: Oct 2019

Pruning Peaches, Plums, Cherries and Other Stone Fruits

by Ward Upham

MF3451

Fruit trees need pruning to create strong limbs to support a plentiful crop. This fact sheet describes basic tools, strategies and techniques for pruning peaches, plums, cherries and other stone fruits. 4-page, color.

Published Date: Dec 2019

Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bear Fruit

by Ward Upham

MF2166

Information for home gardeners on growth requirements, weather conditions, and other factors that affect tree fruit production. 4-page, color.

Revision Date: Feb 2017

Small- and Tree-Fruit Cultivars

by Ward Upham

MF1028

Lists fruit varieties that have been shown to grow and produce in Kansas, and pollination requirements for various fruit crops. 8-page, b/w.

Revision Date: Apr 2013

Spray Guide for Growing Stone Fruit at Home

by Ward Upham

MF3430

Pest management recommendations for home gardeners, 2-page, color.

Published Date: Jul 2018

Onions

by Ward Upham

MF761

Advice for growing onions: Variety selection, transplants and seeding, soil preparation, care, harvest, storage, related vegetables, pests, and diseases. 2-page, color.

Revision Date: Sep 2019

Ornamental Gourds

by Charles W. Marr Ward Upham

MF847

Gourds commonly grown for ornamental uses and utensils include species of the genera Cucurbita, Lagenaria and Luffa. Two pages, color.

Revision Date: Nov 2020

Kansas Garden Guide

by Londa Nwadike Megan M. Kennelly Raymond A. Cloyd Rebecca McMahon

S51

Successful gardens are the result of good planning, watchful care, and effective management. With a few simple tools, a little land (or a lot of containers), and desire to nurture plant growth, anyone can become a home vegetable gardener. This guide will provide advice and steps needed to achieve a successful home garden. The Kansas Garden Guide combines knowledge gained from decades of gardening, making it an essential sourcebook to garden throughout communities in Kansas. 202 pages, color.

Revision Date: Mar 2023

Strawberries

by Ward Upham

MF598

Best practices for growing strawberries in Kansas, planting and variety recommendations, and tips for managing diseases and insects. 4-page, color.

Revision Date: Jun 2018

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