Extension Specialty Crop Resources

Specialty crops of all varieties add food, fun, and decorations to our everyday life, from pumpkins for Halloween to our favorite Farmers Markets veggies. Illinois Extension offers many resources for today's specialty crop growers, including exceptional webinars, tip sheets, and how-to videos.

While our site is still under development, here are some quick links for easy access.

2021 Southern Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Conference.  Presentations on the latest research covering diseases, pests, and management of a variety of crops including peaches, apples, pumpkins, sweet corn, cucurbits, tomatoes and peppers.  

Grape production video series.  Over 20 short videos covering all aspects of grape production and management.

Contact us

Commercial specialty crop growers, contact Elizabeth Wahle at wahle@illinois.edu or 217.300.9541.

Home and small farm growers, contact your local Extension office or reach out to an educator from our Horticulture or Local Foods and Small Farms teams.