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Chapter 14. Root Crop Production in Florida1

Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Monica Ozores-Hampton, Richard N. Raid, Hugh A. Smith, Susan E. Webb, Lincoln Zotarelli, Shouan Zhang, Christian F. Miller, and Qingren Wang2

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This publication is included in the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2015-2016 edition.


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This is Chapter 14 of the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, 2016-2017 edition. The most current version of this chapter may be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/cv/cv30000.pdf.

Contents

This sixteen-page chapter includes:

  • Beet, Carrot, Radish, and Sweetpotato Botany and Planting

  • Tropical Root Crops

Tables

Table 14.1. Planting information for beet, carrot, radish and sweetpotato.

Table 14.2. Common cultivars of beet, carrot, and sweetpotato.

Table 14.3. Planting information for cassava, taro, and malanga.

Table 14.4. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in beet.

Table 14.5. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in carrot.

Table 14.6. Selected herbicides approved for managing weeds in sweetpotato.

Table 14.7. Selected insecticides approved for use on insects attacking carrots and garden beets.

Table 14.8. Selected insecticides approved for managing insect pests of sweet potato.

Table 14.9. Beet fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Table 14.10. Carrot fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Table 14.11. Sweet potato fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Footnotes

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This document is HS965, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Published June 2015 and June 2016. This is Chapter 14 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2016–2017 edition. Visit the EDIS website at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.

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Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; Eugene McAvoy, Extension Agent IV, Hendry County; Monica Ozores-Hampton, associate professor, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center; Richard N. Raid, professor, Everglades Research and Education Center; Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center; Susan E. Webb, associate professor, Entomology and Nematology Department; Lincoln Zotarelli, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; Shouan Zhang, associate professor, Tropical Research and Education Center; Christian F. Miller, Extension Agent I, Palm Beach County; Qingren Wang, Extension Agent I, Miami-Dade County; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

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