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Home > News, Media & Government Relations > MDA Publications > Publications by Category
Reports, Manuals & Guides in Protecting Our Lands and Waters

 
A

Agricultural Land Preservation Program Status Report (160 KB / 10 pages)

Agriculture Diversification Compass (583 KB / 12 pages)

Assessing the Soil System - A Soil Quality Literature Review (650 KB / 71 pages)

 
B

Bevens Creek Watershed and Sand Creek Watershed, Survey of 28 Farms in the (398 KB / 45 pages)

Brown/Nicollet/Cottonwood Clean Water Partnership Farm Nitrogen Management Survey (64 KB / 6 pages)

 
C

Cold Spring Wellhead Protection Area, Survey of Farmers within the (798 KB / 18 pages)

Comparison of the WIN-PST and SWAT Models for Pesticide Losses in Surface Runoff of the Le Sueur River Watershed (301 KB / 4 pages)

Cost of Public Services Study (815 KB / 160 pages)

 
D

Dairy Farmers Located on the Karst Region of Southeast MN (212 KB / 26 pages)

Discovery Farms 2011 Work Plan (498 KB / 18 pages)

Discovery Farms Minnesota - Standard Operating Procedures (1.26 MB / 39 pages)

 
E

Evaluation of Minnesota Agricultural Land Preservation Programs (8340 KB / 152 pages)

 
F

Farm Nutrient Management Assessment Program for Hog Producers in South Central MN and Dairy Farmers in Southeast MN (223 KB / 9 pages)

 
G

General Information: Farms on Non-Irrigated Outwash Soils (104 KB / 21 pages)

Greenbook 1999: A Decade of Tools (20.8 MB / 135 pages)

Greenbook 1999: Cover Crops and Living Mulch for Strawberry Establishment (432 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 1999: Cultural and Management Techniques for Buckwheat Production and Marketing (431 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 1999: Development of Mating Disruption and Mass Trapping Strategy for Apple Leafminer in Commercial Orchards (846 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 1999: Reducing Chemical Usage By Using Soy Oil On Corn and Soybean (441 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 1999: Timing Cultivation to Reduce Herbicide Use in Ridge-till Soybeans (413 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2000: Bio-based Weed Control in Strawberries Using Sheep Wool Mulch, Canola Mulch, and Canola Green Manure (206 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2000: Biological Control of Alfalfa Blotch Leafminer (130 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2000: Cover Crops and Living Mulch for Strawberry Establishment (194 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2000: Flame Burning for Weed Control and Renovation with Strawberries (487 KB / 5 pages)

Greenbook 2000: Marketing Sustainable Agriculture (8.4 MB / 166 pages)

Greenbook 2000: Midwest Food Connection: Children Monitor on Farms (404 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2000: Phosphorus Mobilization and Weed Suppression by Buckwheat (135 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2000: Reducing Chemical Usage By Using Soy Oil On Corn and Soybean (352 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2001: Bio-based Weed Control in Strawberries Using Sheep Wool Mulch, Canola Mulch, and Canola Green Manure (315 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2001: Cover Crops and Living Mulch for Strawberry Establishment (307 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2001: Evaluating the Benefits of Compost Teas to the Small Market Grower (224 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2001: Flame Burning for Weed Control and Renovation with Strawberries (380 KB / 6 pages)

Greenbook 2001: Improvement of Pastures for Horses Through Management Practices (218 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2001: Increasing Red Clover Seed Production by Saturation of Pollinators (292 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2001: Reducing Chemical Usage By Using Soy Oil On Corn and Soybean (330 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2001: Soil Ecology and Managed Soil Surfaces (259 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2001: Sustainable Weed Control in a Commercial Vineyard (169 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2001: Sustaining Agricultural Landscapes (2.32 MB / 178 pages)

Greenbook 2002: Evaluating the Benefits of Compost Teas to the Small Market Grower (221 KB / 5 pages)

Greenbook 2002: Improvement of Pastures for Horses Through Management Practices (217 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2002: Increasing Red Clover Seed Production by Saturation of Pollinators (153 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2002: Sustaining People Land and Communities (275 KB / 6 pages)

Greenbook 2002: Woolly Cupgrass Research (255 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2003 Article: Creating Consumer Demand for Sustainable Squash with Labels and Education (330 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2003 Article: Evaluating the Benefits of Compost Teas to the Small Market Grower (354 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2003 Article: Organic Strawberry Production in Minnesota (282 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2003 Article: Woolly Cupgrass Research (308 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2003: Caring for the Land (3.3 MB / 168 pages)

Greenbook 2004 Article: Creating Consumer Demand for Sustainable Squash with Labels and Education (238 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2004 Article: Organic Strawberry Production in Minnesota (309 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2004 Article: Woolly Cupgrass Research (306 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2004: Sustainable Energy from Agriculture (3.79 MB / 138 pages)

Greenbook 2005 Article: Gypsum Trial to Control Giant Ragweed (524 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2005 Article: Organic Strawberry Production in Minnesota (634 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2005 Article: Testing the Use of a Modified Crop Rotation System to Control Colorado Potato Beetle (558 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2005 Article: Tillage, Green Manure, and Cover Cropping to Control Spotted Knapweed (947 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2005: The Next Generation of Sustainable Agriculture Farmers (11.9 MB / 116 pages)

Greenbook 2006 Article: Apple Scab Control Project (117 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2006: Sustainable Agriculture (1.20 MB / 60 pages)

Greenbook 2007 Article: Apple Scab Control Project (87 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2007 Article: Establishing Beneficial Bug Habitats in a Field Crop Setting (83 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2007: Hands of Change (2.4 MB / 92 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Impacts of Aeration Incorporation of Turkey Litter (91 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: A Comparison Between Cornstalk and Soybean Straw for Bedding Used for Hogs (38 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Apple Scab Control ProjectEnergy (65 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Chokecherry Production in Western Minnesota (139 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Comparing Alternative Laying Hen Breeds (102 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Controlling Western Striped Cucumber Beetle (120 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Demonstration of How Feeding Inline Wrapped High Moisture Alfalfa Grass Bales (481 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Developing a Saskatoon Berry Market in the Upper Midwest (134 KB / 5 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Dream of Wild Health Farm Indigenous Corn Propagation (49 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Energy Testing the Potential of Hybrid Willow (125 KB / 5 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Environmentally and Economically Sound Ways to Improve Low Phosphorus (73 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Equine Forestry Promotion of a Low-impact Forest Harvesting Method (91 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Establishing Beneficial Bug Habitats in a Field Crop Setting (277 KB / 5 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Establishing Healthy Organic Asparagus (38 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Evaluation of the Potential of Hybrid Willow as a Sustainable Biomass Energy (197 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Field Windbreak Living Snow Fence Crop Yield Assessment (176 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Hardwood Reforestation in a Creek Valley Dominated by Reed Canarygrass (172 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Improved Productivity in a Winter Greenhouse (126 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Insect and Disease Pressure in Unsprayed Apple Orchards (110 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Intercropping within a High Tunnel to Achieve Maximum Production (177 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Introducing Cold-hardy Kiwifruit to Minnesota (133 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Introduction (111 KB / 6 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Keeping it Green and Growing: An Aerial Seeding Concept (280 KB / 5 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Novel Preplant Strategies for Successful Strawberry Production (410 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: On-farm Biodiesel Production from Canola (113 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Program Information (2.39 MB / 41 pages)

Greenbook 2008 Article: Rotational Use of High-quality Land (156 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Establishing Beneficial Bug Habitats in a Field Crop Setting (92 KB / 5 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Evaluation of the Potential of Hybrid Willow as a Sustainable Biomass... (109 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: On-farm Biodiesel Production from Canola (124 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: A Comparison between Cornstalk and Soybean Straw for Bedding ... (71 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: A Three Year Rotation of Pastured Pigs, Vegetable Production, and Annual Forage (86 KB / 5 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: About the Staff (24 KB / 1 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Chokecherry Production in Western Minnesota (97 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Completed Grant Projects (45 KB / 10 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Demonstration of How Feeding In-line Wrapped High Moisture ... (116 KB / 5 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Diversified Harvest of Integrated Species (104 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Dream of Wild Health Farm Indigenous Corn Propagation Project (98 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Environmentally & Economically Sound Ways to Improve Low Phosphorus Levels... (69 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Extended Growing Season for Lettuce (142 KB / 6 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Growing the Goji Berry in Minnesota (180 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Hardwood Reforestation in a Creek Valley Dominated by Reed Canarygrass (146 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Increasing the Profitability of Raising Livestock: An Evaluation of... (193 KB / 7 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Insect & Disease Pressure in Unsprayed Apple Orchards in Central & Northern Minnesota (318 KB / 6 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Intercropping within a High Tunnel to Achieve Maximum Production (190 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Introducing Cold-hardy Kiwifruit to Minnesota (141 KB / 3 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Keeping it Green and Growing: an Aerial Seeding Concept (185 KB / 5 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Methods to Establish Grazing of Annual Forages for Beef Cows ... (253 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: New Demonstration Grant Projects (24 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Organic Day-neutral Strawberry Production in Southeast Minnesota (104 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Sustainable Agriculture Grant Program (24 KB / 1 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Sustainable Agriculture Loan Program (30 KB / 1 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Using Solar Energy to Heat the Soil and Extend the Growing Season in ... (179 KB / 4 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Winter Harvest of Hardy Crops under Unheated Protection (69 KB / 2 pages)

Greenbook 2009 Article: Winter Plant Protection of Blueberries in Northern Minnesota (86 KB / 2 pages)

 
L

Lincoln County Verdi Township Spring Creek Watershed Survey (438 KB / 12 pages)

 
M

Major Drainage Basins of Minnesota with Selected Impaired Streams, 2004 (674 KB / 1 pages)

 
N

Nutrient and Pesticide Management Assessment of Producers in the Middle Branch and South Branch Watersheds of the Whitewater River, 2005 (349 KB / 59 pages)

Nutrient Management Assessment of Agricultural Practices in the Dutch Creek and South Chain of Lakes Watersheds, Fairmont, MN, 1999 (548 KB / 16 pages)

Nutrient Management Assessment of Producers Cottage Grove Nitrate Study Area, 2000 (336 KB / 19 pages)

Nutrient Management Assessment of Producers Hasting Nitrate Study Area, 2000 (322 KB / 37 pages)

Nutrient Management Assessment of Producers Melrose Nitrate Study Area, 2001 (243 KB / 12 pages)

Nutrient Management Assessment of Producers Perham Wellhead Protection Area, 1999 (153 KB / 15 pages)

Nutrient Management Assessment of Producers Seven Mile Creek Watershed, 2002 (495 KB / 25 pages)

Nutrient Management Assessment of Producers South Branch of the Root River, 2003 (398 KB / 45 pages)

Nutrient Management Initiative Results, 2010 (3.87 MB / 57 pages)

Nutrient Management Initiative, 2007 Results (47 KB / 2 pages)

Nutrient Management Results, 2006 (22 KB / 1 pages)

Nutrient Management Results, 2008 (1.83 MB / 34 pages)

Nutrient Management Results, 2009 (4.04 MB / 44 pages)

 
P

Pesticide Management Plan - Draft Revisions February 2007 (1.34 MB / 97 pages)

Pesticide Management Plan (November 2007) (1.28 MB / 89 pages)

Phosphorus Law: Report Summary on the Effectiveness of the Phosphorus Lawn Fertilizer Law (142 KB / 3 pages)

Phosphorus Law: Report to the Minnesota Legislature on the Effectiveness of the Phosphorus Lawn Fertilizer Law (897 KB / 41 pages)

Pipestone County Holland Wellfield Survey (337 KB / 19 pages)

Planning for Agricultural Land Preservation in Minnesota (10488 KB / 81 pages)

Pork Producers Survey 1994 (157 KB / 34 pages)

Potato Survey: Central Sands 1995 (148 KB / 14 pages)

 
S

Saint Peter Survey of Farmers within the Wellhead Protection Area 1996 (1068 KB / 20 pages)

Selected TMDL Project Areas: 2004 Impaired Waters List (1761 KB / 1 pages)

Southwest Minnesota Survey of Farmers Located in Wellhead Study Areas 1998 (260 KB / 18 pages)

Summary Statistics for the 2005 Nitrate Water Testing Clinics (28 KB / 2 pages)

Survey of 23 Farms in West Central Minnesota (135 KB / 23 pages)

Survey of Farmers within the Middle Fork of the Whitewater River (758 KB / 29 pages)

Survey of Farmers within the Perham Wellhead Protection Area (150 KB / 13 pages)

 
W

Water Quality Monitoring Report, 2005 (3.90 MB / 165 pages)

Water Quality Sample Data Sets, 2005 (381 KB / 47 pages)