Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers (E0312)

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers (E0312)

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 growers. A version of this publication is available at http://mwveguide.org

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Statement of Purpose

The management practices, products, and cultivars discussed in this publication are the research- and experience-based recommendations of the institutions associated with the contributing editors and authors. These recommendations are not exhaustive and other practices and products not mentioned in this guide might also be effective. Read and follow label instructions before using any pesticide product.

Contents

What’s New in 2017?

State Extension Educators

Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management

Crop Nutrient Requirements

Macronutrients

Micronutrients

Fertilizer and the Environment

Fertilizer Application Methods

Fertilizer Rates per Linear Bed Foot

Liming and Soil pH

Transplants Transplant Production

Transplant Containers

Seeding and Growing

Diseases

Seed Treatments

Irrigation, Mulches, Frost Control Using Plastic Mulch

Irrigation and Water Management

Frost Control

Pollination Bees and Pollination

Time from Pollination to Market Maturity

Pesticide Information and Safety Precautions with Pesticides

Handling Pesticides

Reduced-risk/Biopesticides

Pesticide Record-Keeping Form

Organic Vegetable Production

Production Tables Yields of Vegetable Crops

Postharvest Handling and Storage Life

Conversions for Liquid Pesticides

Germination and Growing Guide

Pesticide Use in Greenhouses and High Tunnels

Using a Plant Diagnostic Lab

Selected University Laboratory Services

Farm Labor Law Information

On-farm Food Safety

Insect Management Insect Management Strategies

PHIs and REIs for Insecticides

Plant Parasitic Nematode Management Strategies

Weed Management Weed Management Strategies

Herbicide Effectiveness

PHIs and REIs for Herbicides

Disease Management Disease Management Strategies

PHIs and REIs for Fungicides

Fungicide Resistance Management

Disease Forecasting Systems

Slug and Snail Control

Common and Scientific Vegetable Pest Names

Crop Recommendations Asian Vegetables

Asparagus

Basil

Beet

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Cantaloupe

Carrot

Cauliflower

Celery

Collards

Cowpea

Cucumber

Dry Bean

Eggplant

Endive

Garlic

Herbs

Kale

Leek

Lettuce (Head and Leaf)

Lima Bean

Mint (Peppermint and Spearmint)

Mustard

Okra

Onion (Bulb and Green)

Parsley

Parsnip

Pea

Pepper

Potato

Pumpkin

Radish

Rhubarb

Rutabaga

Snap Bean

Spinach

Squash

Sweet Corn

Sweet Potato

Tomato

Turnip

Turnip Greens

Watermelon

 

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