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Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2016–20171

Peter J. Dittmar, Joshua H. Freeman, and Gary E. Vallad, editors2

This is the full text of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida 2016–2017. The most current version of this handbook may be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/cv/cv29200.pdf.

Contents

Chapter 1 Commericial Vegetable Production in Florida (page 1)

Josh H. Freeman, Peter J. Dittmar, and Gary E. Vallad

Chapter 2 Fertilizer Management for Vegetable Production in Florida (page 3)

G. D. Liu, E. H. Simonne, K. T. Morgan, G. J. Hochmuth, Monica Ozores-Hampton, and Shinsuke Ageharas

Chapter 3 Principles and Practices of Irrigation Management for Vegetables (page 11)

L. Zotarelli, M.D. Dukes, G.D. Liu, E.H. Simonne, S. Agehara

Chapter 4 Integrated Pest Management (page 21)

Peter J. Dittmar, Nicholas S. Dufault, Joseph W. Noling, Philip Stansly, Nathan Boyd, Matthews L. Paret, and Susan E. Webb

Chapter 5 Cole Crop Production (page 33)

Lincoln Zotarelli, Peter J. Dittmar, Monica Ozares-Hampton, Nicholas S. Dufault, Susan E. Webb, Qingren Wang, and Christian Miller

Chapter 6 Cucurbit Production (page 53)

Josh H. Freeman, Eugene J. McAvoy, Peter J. Dittmar, Phil Stansly, Hugh A. Smith, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Mathews Paret, Qingren Wang, Christian F. Miller, and Susan E. Webb

Chapter 7 Egglplant Production (page 79)

Eugene J. McAvoy, Nathan S. Boyd, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Pamela D. Roberts, and Hugh A. Smith

Chapter 8 Leafy Vegetable Production (page 105)

Monica Ozores-Hampton, Peter J. Dittmar, Richard N. Raid, Hugh A. Smith, and Susan E. Webb

Chapter 9 Legume Production (page 131)

Monica Ozores-Hampton, Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Dakshina Seal, Hugh A. Smith, Shouan Zhang, Josh H. Freeman, and Qingren Wang

Chapter 10 Minor Vegetable Crop Production (page 151)

Christian F. Miller, Qingren Wang, Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Phil Stansley, Hugh A. Smith, Richard N. Raid, Crystal A. Snodgrass, Susan E. Webb, Alicia J. Whidden, and Shouan Zhang

Chapter 11 Onion, Leek, and Chive Production in Florida (page 181)

Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Richard N. Raid, Hugh A. Smith, Susan E. Webb, and Lincoln Zotarelli

Chapter 12 Pepper Production (page 201)

Monica Ozores-Hampton, Nathan S. Boyd, Eugene J. McAvoy, Hugh A. Smith, and Gary E. Vallad

Chapter 13 Potato Production (page 233)

Lincoln Zotarelli, Peter J. Dittmar, Pamela D. Roberts, Phil Stansley, Hugh A. Smith, and Susan E. Webb

Chapter 14 Root crop Production in Florida (page 253)

Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Richard Raid, Hugh A. Smith, Susan E. Webb, Lincoln Zotarelli, Shouan Zhang, Christian F. Miller, and Qingren Wang

Chapter 15 Strawberry Production (page 281)

Vance M. Whitaker, Nathan S. Boyd, Natalia A. Peres, Justin M. Renkema, and Hugh A. Smith

Chapter 16 Sweet Corn Production (page 301)

Monica Ozores-Hampton, Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Richard N. Raid, Hugh A. Smith, and Susan E. Webb

Chapter 17 Tomato Production (page 315)

Josh H. Freeman, Eugene J. McAvoy, Nathan S. Boyd, Peter J. Dittmar, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Hugh A. Smith, Gary E. Vallad, and Susan E. Webb

Chapter 18 Biopesticides and Alternative Disease and Pest Management Products (page 359)

Hugh A. Smith, Gary E. Vallad, and Susan E. Webb

Crop Index

Authors

Shinsuke Agehara, assistant Professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center - Wimauma

Nathan S. Boyd, associate professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center - Wimauma

Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department - Gainesville

Nicholas S. Dufault, assistant professor, Plant Pathology Department - Gainesville

Michael D. Dukes, professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department - Gainesville

Joshua H. Freeman, assistant professor, North Florida Research and Education Center - Quincy

Guodong Liu, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department - Gainesville

Eugene McAvoy, Extension agent IV, Hendry County, Labelle

Christian F. Miller, Extension agent I, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach

Kelly T. Morgan, professor, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center - Immokalee

Joseph W. Noling, professor, Citrus Research and Education Center - Lake Alfred

Monica Ozores-Hampton, associate professor, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center – Immokalee

Mathews Paret, assistant professor, North Florida Research and Education Center - Quincy

Natalia Peres, associate professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center - Wimauma

Richard N. Raid, professor, Everglades Research and Education Center - Belle Glade

Justin M. Renkema, assistant professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center - Wimauma

Pamela D. Roberts, professor, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center - Immokalee

Eric H. Simonne, professor, Office of District Extension Directors - Gainesville

Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center - Wimauma

Crystal A. Snodgrass, Extension agent I, Manatee County - Palmetto

Phil Stansley, professor, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center - Wimauma

Dakshina R. Seal, associate scientist, Tropical Research and Education Center - Homestead

Gary E. Vallad, associate professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center - Wimauma

Qingren Wang, Extension agent I, Miami-Dade County - Homestead

Susan E. Webb, associate professor, Entomology and Nematology Department - Gainesville

Alicia J. Whidden, Extension agent II, Hillsborough County, Seffner

Vance M. Whitaker, associate professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center – Wimauma

Shouan Zhang, associate professor, Tropical Research and Education Center - Homestead

Lincoln Zotarelli, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department - Gainesville

Footnotes

1.

This document is one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date June 1995. Revised June 2016. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

2.

Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; Joshua H. Freeman, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, North Florida REC; and Gary E. Vallad, associate professor, Plant Pathology Department, Gulf Coast REC, Wimauma, FL 33598; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville. FL, 32611.


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