News & Pest Alerts

Weekly Fruit Update

July 22, 2021

Annie Klodd provides weekly updaes throughout the growing season. Read about her observations and recommendations on the Fruit and Vegetable News site.

Vineyard Tasks and Webinar Announcement

May 10, 2021

Annie Klodd, Extension Educator, outlines tasks that need to be completed in vineyards following bud break in grapes. Read the entire article here.

A webinar will be held on May 19 at 1:00 pm. There you will get a chance to discuss bird control options and talk with a plant pathologist and weed management specialistion. Register for the webinar here.

New Forecasting Model for Japanese Beetle in Minnesota

April 29, 2021

Department of Entomology researchers are working on a degree-day model for Japanese beetle as an early-warning forecasting system. Read the article here.

New food safety videos available in English, Hmong and Spanish - testing water on the farm

April 28, 2021

Annalisa Hultberg, Extension Educator, has posted a new article about water testing. Read it on the Minnesota Fruit And Vegetable News site.

Diagnostic help for fruit and vegetable farmers.

April 27, 2021

There is a new tool available to connect with U of M fruit and vegetable extension educators. Read the story here