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Chapter 15. Root Crop Production in Florida1

Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Richard Raid, Hugh A. Smith, Bonnie Wells, Julien Beuzelin, Johan Desaeger, Joseph W. Noling, Lincoln Zotarelli, Shouan Zhang, Christian F. Miller, and Qingren Wang2

This is Chapter 15 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2019–2020 edition. The most current version of this chapter may be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/cv/cv30000.pdf.

Contents

This 36-page chapter covers:

  • I. Beet, Carrot, Radish, and Sweetpotato

    • Botany and Planting

    • Cultivars

  • II. Tropical Root Crops

    • Botany and Planting

    • Cultivars

Tables

This is Chapter 15 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2019–2020 edition. The tables and most current version of this chapter may be found at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/CV/CV30000.pdf.

Table 15.1. Planting information for beet, carrot, radish and sweetpotato.

Table 15.2. Common cultivars of beet, carrot, and sweetpotato.

Table 15.3. Planting information for cassava, taro and malanga.

Table 15.4. Herbicides approved for managing weeds in beets.

Table 15.5. Herbicides approved for managing weeds in carrot.

Table 15.6. Herbicides approved for managing weeds in radish.

Table 15.7. Insecticides labeled for management of arthropod pests of carrots and beets.

Table 15.8. Insecticides labeled for management of arthropod pests of radish.

Table 15.9. Insecticides labeled for management of arthropod pests of sweetpotato.

Table 15.10. Beet fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Table 15.11. Carrot fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Table 15.12. Radish fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Table 15.13. Sweetpotato fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Table 15.14. Non-fumigant nematicides for sweetpotato in Florida.

Footnotes

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This document is HS965, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date June 2015. Revised August 2019. This is Chapter 15 of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2019–2020 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, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center; Richard N. Raid, professor, UF/IFAS Everglades REC; Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC; Bonnie Wells, Extension agent I, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County; Julien Beuzelin, assistant professor, UF/IFAS EREC; Johan Desaeger, assistant professor, UF/IFAS GCREC; Joseph W. Noling, professor, UF/IFAS Citrus REC; Lincoln Zotarelli, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; Shouan Zhang, associate professor, UF/IFAS Tropical REC; Christian F. Miller, Extension agent I, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County; and Qingren Wang, Extension agent I, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

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