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Chapter 2. Cole Crop Production1

Lincoln Zotarelli, Peter J. Dittmar, Gary E. Vallad, Susan E. Webb, Stephen M. Olson, and Nicholas S. Dufault2

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This publication is included in the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2014-2015 edition.


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This is Chapter of the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2014-2015 edition. The most current version of this chapter may be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/cv/cv12200.pdf.

Contents

This 16 page chapter includes:

I. Lettuce, Endive, and Escarole

  • Botany and Planting

  • Cultivars

II. Spinach

  • Botany and Planting

  • Cultivars

Pesticides for Weed, Arthropod and Disease Management for Leafy Vegetables

Tables

Table 5.1. Planting information for lettuce, endive and escarole.

Table 5.2. Lettuce, endive and escarole cultivars.

Table 5.3. Planting information for spinach.

Table 5.4. Spinach cultivars.

Table 5.5. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in non-brassica leafy vegetables.

Table 5.6. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in spinach.

Table 5.7. Selected insecticides approved for managing insect pests of lettuce and other non-brassica leafy vegetables.

Table 5.8. Selected insecticides approved for managing insect pests of spinach.

Table 5.9. Lettuce fungicides ordered by disease and FRAC group according to mode of action.

Table 5.10. Escarole and Endive fungicides ordered by disease and FRAC group according to mode of action.

Table 5.11. Spinach fungicides ordered by disease and FRAC group according to mode of action.

Related Publications

This chapter supercedes and combines "HS728, Lettuce, Endive, and Escarole Production in Florida" (Chapter 12 of 2012-2013 edition) and "HS735, Spinach Production in Florida." (Chapter 19 of 2012-2013 edition)

Footnotes

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This document is HS724, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. First printed: June 1995. Revised November 2009, January 2012, August 2013, and November 2014. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

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Lincoln Zotarelli, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department - Gainesville; Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department - Gainesville; Gary E. Vallad, associate professor, Gulf Coast REC - Wimauma; Susan E. Webb, associate professor, Entomology and Nematology Department - Gainesville; Stephen M. Olson, professor, North Florida REC - Quincy; Nicholas S. Dufault, assistant professor, Plant Pathology Department - Gainesville; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The use of trade names in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. UF/IFAS does not guarantee or warranty the products named, and references to them in this publication do not signify our approval to the exclusion of other products of suitable composition.


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