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Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2017–20181

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

This is the full text of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida 2017–2018. The most current version of this handbook may be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/cv/cv29200.pdf.

Authors

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

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

Julien Beuzelin, assistant professor, Everglades Research and Education Center - Belle Glade

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, associate professor, North Florida Research and Education Center - Quincy

Guodong Liu, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department - Gainesville

Ramdas Kinessary, assistant professor, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center - Immokalee

Eugene McAvoy, Extension agent IV, Hendry County - Labelle

Xavier Martini, assistant professor, North Florida Research and Education Center - Quincy

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

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

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 - Immokalee

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

Bonnie Wells, Extension agent I, St. Johns County - St. Augustine

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

Acknowledgements

The purpose of this book is to provide the best and most up-to-date information available to the primary users of this book - the Florida vegetable industry. This is possible because of the efforts of many University of Florida faculty in several locations around the state. The editors gratefully acknowledge their contributions. The editors also wish to acknowledge the contributions of the following faculty who have retired or are no longer involved in extension: Richard P. Cromwell, Kent E. Cushman, Craig K. Chandler, James P. Gilreath, George Hochmuth, Chad Hutchinson, Freddie Johnson, Thomas A. Kucharek, Mary L. Lamberts, Andrew MacRae, Donald N. Maynard, O.N. Nesheim, Stephen M. Olson, Kenneth Pernezny, James Price, Kenneth D. Shuler, Allen G. Smajstrla, William M. Stall, David Sui, Charles Vavrina, and Susan Webb.

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)

Guodong Liu, Eric H. Simonne, Kelly T. Morgan, George J. Hochmuth, Monica Ozores-Hampton, and Shinsuke Agehara

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

Lincoln Zotarelli, Michael D. Dukes, Guodong Liu, Eric H. Simonne, and Shinsuke Agehara

Chapter 4 Integrated Pest Management (page 19)

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

Chapter 5 Asian Vegetable Production (page 31)

Guodong Liu, Christian F. Miller, Bonnie Wells, Yuncong Li, and Qingren Wang

Chapter 6 Cole Crop Production (page 33)

Lincoln Zotarelli, Peter J. Dittmar, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Nicholas S. Dufault, Bonnie Wells, Joseph W. Noling, Eugene J. McAvoy, Qingren Wang, and Christian F. Miller

Chapter 7 Cucurbit Production (page 53)

Josh H. Freeman, Eugene J. McAvoy, Nathan S. Boyd, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Mathews Paret, Qingren Wang, Christian F. Miller, Joseph W. Noling, and Xavier Martini

Chapter 8 Eggplant Production (page 79)

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

Chapter 9 Leafy Vegetable Production (page 107)

Monica Ozores-Hampton, Ramdas Kinessary, Richard N. Raid, Joseph W. Noling, Julien Beuzelin, and Christian F. Miller

Chapter 10 Minor Vegetable Crop Production (page 135)

Christian F. Miller, Qingren Wang, Ramdas Kinessary, Eugene J. McAvoy, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Richard N. Raid, Crystal A. Snodgrass, Julien Beuzelin, Dakshina R. Seal, Alicia J. Whidden, and Shouan Zhang

Chapter 11 Legume Production (page 167)

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

Chapter 12 Onion, Leek, and Chive Production in Florida (page 189)

Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Richard N. Raid, Pamela Roberts, Hugh A. Smith, Xavier Martini, Joseph W. Noling, Shouan Zhang, and Lincoln Zotarelli

Chapter 13 Pepper Production (page 207)

Monica Ozores-Hampton, Nathan S. Boyd, Eugene J. McAvoy, Christian F. Miller, Joseph W. Noling, and Gary E. Vallad

Chapter 14 Potato Production (page 239)

Lincoln Zotarelli, Peter J. Dittmar, Pamela D. Roberts, Joseph W. Noling, and Bonnie Wells

Chapter 15 Root Crop Production in Florida (page 261)

Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Richard Raid, Hugh A. Smith, Bonnie Wells, Julien Beuzelin, Joseph W. Noling, Lincoln Zotarelli, Shouan Zhang, Christian F. Miller, and Qingren Wang

Chapter 16 Strawberry Production (page 293)

Vance M. Whitaker, Nathan S. Boyd, Natalia A. Peres, Joseph W. Noling, and Justin Renkema

Chapter 17 Sweet Corn Production (page 313)

Monica Ozores-Hampton, Ramdas Kinessary, Eugene J. McAvoy, Richard N. Raid, and Julien Beuzelin

Chapter 18 Tomato Production (page 329)

Josh H. Freeman, Eugene J. McAvoy, Nathan S. Boyd, Ramdas Kinessary, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Hugh A. Smith, Joseph W. Noling, and Gary E. Vallad

Chapter 19 Biopesticides and Alternative Disease and Pest Management Products (page 373)

Hugh A. Smith and Gary E. Vallad

Crop Index

UF/IFAS Extension Offices

ALACHUA COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE
2800 NE 39th Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32609-2658
PH: (352) 955-2402 | FAX: (352) 334-0122
E-MAIL: Alachua@ifas.ufl.edu
http://alachua.ifas.ufl.edu

BAKER COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

1025 West Macclenny Ave.
Macclenny, Florida 32063-9640
PH: (904) 259-3520 | FAX: (904) 259-9034
E-MAIL: Baker@ifas.ufl.edu
http://baker.ifas.ufl.edu

BAY COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

2728 E. 14th Street
Panama City, Florida 32401-5022
PH: (850) 784-6105 | FAX: (850) 784-6107
EMAIL: Bay@ifas.ufl.edu
http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu

BRADFORD COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

2266 North Temple Avenue
Starke, Florida 32091-1612
PH: (904) 966-6224 | FAX: (904) 964-9283
EMAIL: Bradford@ifas.ufl.edu
http://bradford.ifas.ufl.edu

BREVARD COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

3695 Lake Drive
Cocoa, Florida 32926-4219
PH: (321) 633-1702 | FAX: (321) 633-1890
EMAIL: Brevard@ifas.ufl.edu
http://brevard.ifas.ufl.edu

BROWARD COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

3245 College Ave
Davie, FL 33314
PH: (954) 357-5270 | FAX: (954) 357-8740
EMAIL: Broward@ifas.ufl.edu
www.broward.org/extension

CALHOUN COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

20816 Central Ave. East Suite1
Blountstown, Florida 32424-2206
PH: (850) 674-8323 | FAX: (850) 674-8353
EMAIL: Calhoun@ifas.ufl.edu
http://calhoun.ifas.ufl.edu

CHARLOTTE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

25550 Harbor View Road, Suite 3
Port Charlotte, Florida 33980-2503
PH: (941) 764-4340 | FAX: (941) 764-4343
EMAIL: Charlotte@ifas.ufl.edu
http://charlotte.ifas.ufl.edu

CITRUS COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

3650 West Sovereign Path, Suite 1
Lecanto, FL 34461-8070
PH: (352) 527-5700 | FAX: (352) 527-5749
EMAIL: extension@bocc.citrus.fl.us
http://citrus.ifas.ufl.edu

CLAY COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

2463 SR 16W
P.O. Box 278
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043-0278
PH: (904) 284-6355 | FAX: (904) 529-9776
EMAIL: Clay@ifas.ufl.edu
http://clay.ifas.ufl.edu

COLLIER COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

14700 Immokalee Road
Naples, Florida 34120-1468
PH: (239) 252-4800 | FAX: (239) 252-4822
EMAIL: Collier@ifas.ufl.edu
http://collier.ifas.ufl.edu

COLUMBIA COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

971 W. Duval St., Ste 170
Lake City, FL 32055-3708
PH: (386) 752-5384 | FAX: (386) 758-2173
EMAIL: Columbia@ifas.ufl.edu
http://columbia.ifas.ufl.edu

DESOSTO COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

2150 Northeast Roan Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266-5025
PH: (863) 993-4846 | FAX: (863) 993-4849
EMAIL: Desoto@ifas.ufl.edu
http://desoto.ifas.ufl.edu

DIXIE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

99 Northeast 121st Street P.O. Box 640
Cross City, Florida 32628-0640
PH: (352) 498-1237 | FAX: (352) 498-1471
EMAIL: Dixie@ifas.ufl.edu
http://dixie.ifas.ufl.edu

DUVAL COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

1010 North McDuff Ave.
Jacksonville, Florida 32254-2083
PH: (904) 255-7450 | FAX: (904) 387-8902
EMAIL: Duval@ifas.ufl.edu
http://duval.ifas.ufl.edu

ESCAMBIA COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

3740 Stefani Road
Cantonment, Florida 32533-7792
PH: (850) 475-5230 | FAX: (850) 475-5233
EMAIL: Escambia@ifas.ufl.edu
http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu

FLAGLER COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

150 Sawgrass Road
Bunnell, Florida 32110-9503
PH: (386) 437-7464 | FAX: (386) 586-2102
EMAIL: Flagler@ifas.ufl.edu
http://www.flaglercounty.org

FRANKLIN COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

66 Fourth Street
Apalachicola, Florida 32320-1775
PH: (850) 653-9337 | FAX: (850) 653-9447
EMAIL: Franklin@ifas.ufl.edu
http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu

GADSDEN COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

2140 West Jefferson Street
Quincy, Florida 32351-1905
PH: (850) 875-7255 | FAX: (850) 875-7257
EMAIL: Gadsden@ifas.ufl.edu
http://gadsden.ifas.ufl.edu

GILCHRIST COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

125 East Wade Street
P.O. Box 157
Trenton, Florida 32693-0157
PH: (352) 463-3174 | FAX: (352) 463-3197
EMAIL: Gilchrist@ifas.ufl.edu
http://gilchrist.ifas.ufl.edu

GLADES COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

900 US 27
P.O. Box 1527
SW Moore Haven, Florida 33471-0549
PH: (863) 946-0244 | FAX: (863) 946-0629
EMAIL: Glades@ifas.ufl.edu
http://glades.ifas.ufl.edu

GULF COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

232 East Lake Ave.
P.O. Box 250
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465-0250
PH: (850) 639-3200 | FAX: (850) 639-3201
EMAIL: Gulf@ifas.ufl.edu
http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu

HAMILTON COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

1143 NW US Highway 41
Jasper, Florida 32052-5856
PH: (386) 792-1276 | FAX: (386)792-6446
EMAIL: Hamilton@ifas.ufl.edu
http://hamilton.ifas.ufl.edu

HARDEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

507 Civic Center Drive
Wauchula, Florida 33873-9460
PH: (863) 773-2164 | FAX: (863) 773-6861
EMAIL: Hardee@ifas.ufl.edu
http://hardee.ifas.ufl.edu

HENDRY COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

1085 Pratt Blvd
P.O. Box 68
LaBelle, Florida 33975-0068
PH: (863) 674-4092 | FAX: (863) 674-4637
EMAIL: Hendry@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu
http://hendry.ifas.ufl.edu

HERNANDO COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

16110 Aviation Loop
Brooksville, Florida 34604
PH: (352) 754-4433 | FAX: (352) 754-4489
EMAIL: Hernando@ifas.ufl.edu
http://extension.hernandocounty.us

HIGHLANDS COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

4509 George Blvd.
Sebring, Florida 33875-5837
PH: (863) 402-6540 | FAX: (863) 402-6544
EMAIL: Highlands@ifas.ufl.edu
http://highlands.ifas.ufl.edu

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

5339 County Road 579
Seffner, Florida 33584-3334
PH: (813) 744-5519 | FAX: (813) 744-5776
EMAIL: Hillsborough@ifas.ufl.edu
http://hillsborough.ifas.ufl.edu

HOLMES COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

1169 East Hwy 90
Bonifay, Florida 32425-6012
PH: (850) 547-1108 | FAX: (850) 547-7433
EMAIL: Holmes@ifas.ufl.edu
http://holmes.ifas.ufl.edu

INDIAN RIVER EXTENSION OFFICE

1800 27th Street
Vero Beach, Florida 32960-0310
PH: (772) 226-4330 | FAX: (772) 226-1743
EMAIL: Indian@ifas.ufl.edu
http://indian.ifas.ufl.edu

JACKSON COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

2741 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 3
Marianna, Florida 32448-4022
PH: (850) 482-9620 | FAX: (850) 482-9287
EMAIL: Jackson@ifas.ufl.edu
http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu

JEFFERSON COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

2729 W. Washington Hwy. 90
Monticello, Florida 32344-5963
PH: (850) 342-0187 | FAX: (850) 342-3483
EMAIL: Jefferson@ifas.ufl.edu
http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu

LAFAYETTE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

176 Southwest Community Circle, Suite D
Mayo, Florida 32066-4000
PH: (386) 294-1279 | FAX: (386) 294-2016
EMAIL: Lafayette@ifas.ufl.edu
http://lafayette.ifas.ufl.edu

LAKE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

1951 Woodlea Road
Tavares, Florida 32778-4052
PH: (352) 343-4101 | FAX: (352) 343-2767
EMAIL: Lake@ifas.ufl.edu
http://lake.ifas.ufl.edu

LEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

3410 Palm Beach Blvd.
Fort Myers, Florida 33916-3736
PH: (239) 533-7400 | FAX: (239) 485-2300
EMAIL: Lee@ifas.ufl.edu
http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu

LEON COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

615 Paul Russell Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32301-7060
PH: (850) 606-5200 | FAX: (850) 606-5201
EMAIL: millerb@ufl.edu
http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu

LEVY COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

625 North Hathaway Avenue, Alt 27
P.O. Box 219
Bronson, Florida 32621-0219
PH: (352) 486-5131 | FAX: (352) 486-5481
EMAIL: Levy@ifas.ufl.edu
http://levy.ifas.ufl.edu

LIBERTY COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

10405 Northwest Theo Jacobs Way
P.O. Box 369
Bristol, Florida 32321-0368
PH: (850) 643-2229 | FAX: (850) 643-3584
EMAIL: Liberty@ifas.ufl.edu
http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu

MADISON COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

184 NW College Loop
Madison, Florida 32340-1412
PH: (850) 973-4138 | FAX: (850) 973-2000
EMAIL: Madison@ifas.ufl.edu
http://madison.ifas.ufl.edu

MANATEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

1303 17th Street West
Palmetto, Florida 34221-2998
PH: (941) 722-4524 | FAX: (941) 721-6608
EMAIL: Manatee@ifas.ufl.edu
http://manatee.ifas.ufl.edu

MARION COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

2232 NE Jacksonville Rd.
Ocala, Florida 34470-3615
PH: (352) 671-8400 | FAX: (352) 671-8420
EMAIL: Marion@ifas.ufl.edu
http:// marion.ifas.ufl.edu

MARTIN COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

2614 S.E. Dixie Hwy.
Stuart, Florida 34996-4007
PH: (772) 288-5654 | FAX: (772) 288-4354
EMAIL: Martin@ifas.ufl.edu
http://martin.ifas.ufl.edu

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

18710 SW 288th Street
Homestead, Florida 33030-2309
PH: (305) 248-3311 | FAX: (305) 246-2932
EMAIL: Miami-dade@ifas.ufl.edu
http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/

MONROE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

1100 Simonton Street, # 2-260
Key West, Florida 33040-3110
PH: (305) 292-4501 | FAX: (305) 292-4415
EMAIL: Monroe@ifas.ufl.edu
http://monroe.ifas.ufl.edu

NASSAU COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

543350 US Hwy. 1
Callahan, Florida 32011-6353
PH: (904) 530-6353 | FAX: (904) 879-2097
EMAIL: Nassau@ifas.ufl.edu
http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu

OKALOOSA COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

3098 Airport Rd.
Crestview, FL 32539-7124
PH: (850) 689-5850 | FAX: (850) 689-5727
EMAIL: gedmondson@co.okaloosa.fl.us
http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

458 Hwy. 98 North
Okeechobee, Florida 34972-2303
PH: (863) 763-6469 | FAX: (863) 763-6745
EMAIL: Okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu

ORANGE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

6021 South Conway Road
Orlando, Florida 32812-3604
PH: (407) 254-9200 | FAX: (407) 850-5125
EMAIL: Orange@ifas.ufl.edu
http://orange.ifas.ufl.edu/

OSCEOLA COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane
Kissimmee, Florida 34744-6107
PH: (321) 697-3000 | FAX: (321) 697-3044
EMAIL: Osceola@ifas.ufl.edu
http://osceola.ifas.ufl.edu

PALM BEACH COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

559 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, Florida 33415-1311
PH: (561) 233-1700 | FAX: (561) 233-1768
EMAIL: Palmbeach@ifas.ufl.edu
http://www.pbcgov.com/coextension/

PASCO COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

36702 SR 52
Dade City, Florida 33525-5198
PH: (352) 518-0156 | FAX: (352) 523-1921
EMAIL: Pasco@ifas.ufl.edu
http://pasco.ifas.ufl.edu

PINELLAS COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Florida 33774-3602
PH: (727) 582-2100 | FAX: (727) 582-2149
EMAIL: Pinellas@ifas.ufl.edu
http://pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu

POLK COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

1702 Highway 17-98 South
South Bartow, Florida 33830
P.O. Box 9005 Drawer HS03
Bartow, FL 33831-9005
PH: (863) 519-1041 | FAX: (863) 534-0001
EMAIL: Polk@ifas.ufl.edu
http://polk.ifas.ufl.edu

PUTNAM COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

111 Yelvington Road, Suite 1
East Palatka, Florida 32131-2114
PH: (386) 329-0318 | FAX: (386) 329-1262
EMAIL: Putnam@ ifas.ufl.edu
http://putnam.ifas.ufl.edu

SANTA ROSA COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

6263 Dogwood Drive
Milton, Florida 32570-3500
PH: (850) 623-3868 | FAX: (850) 623-6151
EMAIL: Santarosa@ifas.ufl.edu
http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu

SARASOTA COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

6700 Clark Road
Sarasota, Florida 34241-9328
PH: (941) 861-9900 | FAX: (941) 861-9886
EMAIL: Sarasota@ifas.ufl.edu
http://sarasota.ifas.ufl.edu

SEMINOLE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

250 W. County Home Rd.
Sanford, Florida 32773-6189
PH: (407) 665-5556 | FAX: (407) 665-5563
EMAIL: Seminole@ifas.ufl.edu
http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/departmentsservices/leisure-services/extension-services/

ST. JOHNS COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

3125 Agricultural Center Drive
St. Augustine, Florida 32092-0572
PH: (904) 209-0430 | FAX: (904) 209-0431
EMAIL: Stjohns@ifas.ufl.edu
http://stjohns.ifas.ufl.edu

ST. LUCIE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

8400 Picos Road, Suite 101
Fort Pierce, Florida 34945-3045
PH: (772) 462-1660 | FAX: (772) 462-1510
EMAIL: Stlucie@ ifas.ufl.edu
http://stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu

SUMTER COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

7620 State Road 471, Suite 2
Bushnell, Florida 33513-8716
PH: (352) 569-6862 | FAX: (352) 569-6861
EMAIL: Sumter@ifas.ufl.edu
http://sumter.ifas.ufl.edu

SUWANNEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

1302 11th Street SW
Live Oak, Florida 32064-3611
PH: (386) 362-2771 | FAX: (386) 364-1698
EMAIL: Suwannee@ifas.ufl.edu
http://suwannee.ifas.ufl.edu

TAYLOR COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

203 Forest Park Drive
Perry, Florida 32348-6340
PH: (850) 838-3508 | FAX: (850) 838-3546
EMAIL: megharley@ufl.edu
http://taylor.ifas.ufl.edu

UNION COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

25 NE 1st Street
Lake Butler, Florida 32054-1701
PH: (386) 496-2321 | FAX: (386) 496-1111
EMAIL: Union@ifas.ufl.edu
http://union.ifas.ufl.edu

VOLUSIA COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

3100 E New York Ave.
Deland, Florida 32724-6497
PH: (386) 822-5778 | FAX: (386) 822-5767
EMAIL: Volusia@ ifas.ufl.edu
http://volusia.org/extension

WAKULLA COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

84 Cedar Avenue
Crawfordville, Florida 32327-2063
PH: (850) 926-3931 | FAX: (850) 926-8789
EMAIL: Wakulla@ifas.ufl.edu
http://wakulla.ifas.ufl.edu

WALTON COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

732 North 9th Street
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433-3804
PH: (850) 892-8172 | FAX: (850) 892-8443
EMAIL: Walton@ ifas.ufl.edu
http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu

WASHINGTON COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

1424 Jackson Ave., Suite A
Chipley, Florida 32428-1602
PH: (850) 638-6180 | FAX: (850) 638-6181
EMAIL: Washington@ ifas.ufl.edu

http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu

Florida Pesticide Emergency Phone List

Call 911 for pesticide emergencies or the appropriate contact below:

  • National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), 800-858-7378, 8AM-12PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.

  • The Poison Center Emergency Telephone Service, 800-222-1222

  • The manufacturer of the pesticide in question. Their phone number is listed on the pesticide label.

The information above was provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Pesticide Information Office 352-392-4721.

Footnotes

1.

This document is one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date June 1995. Revised July 2017. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

2.

Gary E. Vallad, associate professor, Plant Pathology Department; Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center; Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; and Joshua H. Freeman, associate professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS North Florida REC; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

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