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Chapter 9. Leafy Vegetable Production

Germán Sandoya-Miranda, Ramdas Kanissery, Nicholas S. Dufault, Johan Desaeger, Anna Meszaros, and Julien Beuzelin

Lettuce, Endive, and Escarole

Botany and Planting

LettuceLactuca sativa, Asteraceae (Compositae)

EndiveCichorium endivia

EscaroleCichorium endivia

Table 1. Planting information for lettuce, endive, and escarole.

Cultivars

Table 2. Lettuce, endive, and escarole cultivars.

Table 3. Lettuce and escarole planted in south Florida.

Spinach

Botany and Planting

SpinachSpinacia oleracea

Table 3. Planting information for spinach.

Cultivars

Table 4. Spinach cultivars.

The following tables list registered pesticides that should be integrated with other pest management methods. Additional information on integrated management methods can be requested from UF/IFAS Extension horticulture or agriculture agents. A list of local UF/IFAS Extension offices is available at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/find-your-local-office/.

Table 5. Herbicides approved for managing weeds in lettuce. Contact: Ramdas Kanissery, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center.

Table 6. Herbicides approved for managing weeds in spinach. Contact: Ramdas Kanissery, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center.

Table 7. Insecticides labeled for management of arthropod pests of lettuce and other leafy vegetables (non-brassica, including escarole and endive). Contact: Julien Beuzelin, UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center.

Table 8. Insecticides labeled for management of arthropod pests of spinach. Contact: Julien Beuzelin, UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center.

Table 9. Escarole and endive fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action. Contact: Nicholas S. Dufault, UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department.

Table 10. Lettuce fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action. Contact: Nicholas S. Dufault, UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department.

Table 11. Spinach fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action. Contact: Nicholas S. Dufault, UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department.

Table 12. Nonfumigant nematicides for leafy vegetables in Florida. Contact: Johan Desaeger, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center.

Table 13. Fumigant nematicides for leafy vegetables in Florida. Contact: Johan Desaeger, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center.

 

Publication #HS728

Date: 8/15/2022

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About this Publication

This document is HS728, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date June 1995. Revised annually. Most recent revision June 2022. Visit the EDIS website at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu for the currently supported version of this publication.

About the Authors

Germán Sandoya-Miranda, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center; Ramdas Kanissery, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida REC; Nicholas S. Dufault, associate professor, Plant Pathology Department; Johan Desaeger, assistant professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC; Anna Meszaros, Extension agent II, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County; and Julien Beuzelin, assistant professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Everglades REC; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

Contacts

  • Peter Dittmar
  • Ramdas Kanissery