Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2020–2021 edition1

Peter J. Dittmar, Joshua H. Freeman, Mathews L. Paret, and Hugh A. Smith, editors 2


Credit: Photo: Peter Dittmar, UF/IFASCover: Tracy Bryant, UF/IFAS Communications

This is the full text of the Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida, 2020–2021 edition. The most current version of this handbook may be found at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/cv/cv29200.pdf.

Authors

Shinsuke Agehara, assistant professor, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center – Wimauma

Julien Beuzelin, assistant professor, UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center – Belle Glade

Nathan S. Boyd, associate professor, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center – Wimauma

Johan Desaeger, assistant professor, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center – Wimauma

Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department – Gainesville

Nicholas S. Dufault, associate professor, UF/IFAS Plant Pathology Department – Gainesville

Michael D. Dukes, professor, UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering – Gainesville

Joshua H. Freeman, associate professor, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center – Quincy

Ramdas Kanissery, assistant professor, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center – Immokalee

Sriyanka Lahiri, assistant professor, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center – Wimauma

Yuncong Li, professor, UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center – Homestead

Guodong Liu, associate professor, UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department – Gainesville

Eugene McAvoy, Extension agent IV emeritus, UF/IFAS Extension Hendry County – Labelle

Xavier Martini, assistant professor, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center – Quincy

Christian F. Miller, Extension agent II, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County – Palm Beach

Kelly T. Morgan, professor, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center – Immokalee

Mathews Paret, assistant professor, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center – Quincy

Natalia Peres, professor, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center – Wimauma

Jawwad Qureshi, assistant professor, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center – Wimauma

Richard N. Raid, professor,UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center – Belle Glade

Pamela D. Roberts, professor, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center – Immokalee

Dakshina R. Seal, scientist, UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center – Homestead

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

Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center – Wimauma

Crystal A. Snodgrass, Extension agent II, UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County – Palmetto

Gary E. Vallad, associate professor, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center – Wimauma

Qingren Wang, Extension agent III, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County – Homestead

Bonnie Wells, Extension agent II, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County – St. Augustine

Alicia J. Whidden, Extension agent III, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County – Seffner

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

Shouan Zhang, associate professor, UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center – Homestead

Lincoln Zotarelli, assistant professor, UF/IFAS 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 UF/IFAS Extension: Craig K. Chandler, Richard P. Cromwell, Kent E. Cushman, James P. Gilreath, Chad Hutchinson, Freddie Johnson, Thomas A. Kucharek, Mary L. Lamberts, Andrew MacRae, Donald N. Maynard, O.N. Nesheim, Joseph W. Noling, Stephen M. Olson, Kenneth Pernezny, James Price, Kenneth D. Shuler, Allen G. Smajstrla, William M. Stall, Phil Stansly, David Sui, Charles Vavrina, and Susan Webb.

Contents

Chapter 1. Commercial Vegetable Production in Florida.........................................................................1

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

Chapter 2. Fertilizer Management for Vegetable Production in Florida...................................................3

Guodong Liu, Eric H. Simonne, Kelly T. Morgan, George J. Hochmuth, Shinsuke Agehara, and Rao Mylavarapu

Chapter 3. Principles and Practices of Irrigation Management for Vegetables......................................15

Lincoln Zotarelli, Michael D. Dukes, Eric H. Simonne, and Charles E. Barrett

Chapter 4. Integrated Pest Management...............................................................................................27

Peter J. Dittmar, Nicholas S. Dufault, Johan Desaeger, Jawwad Qureshi, Nathan Boyd, and Mathews L. Paret

Chapter 5. Ethnic Vegetable Production................................................................................................47

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

Chapter 6. Cole Crop Production...........................................................................................................49

Lincoln Zotarelli, Peter J. Dittmar, Nicholas S. Dufault, Bonnie Wells, Johan Desaeger, Eugene J. McAvoy, Qingren Wang, and Christian F. Miller

Chapter 7. Cucurbit Production..............................................................................................................73

Josh H. Freeman, Eugene J. McAvoy, Nathan S. Boyd, Mathews Paret, Qingren Wang, Christian F. Miller, Johan Desaeger, Jawwad Qureshi, Xavier Martini, and Phillip B. Williams

Chapter 8. Eggplant Production............................................................................................................105

Eugene J. McAvoy, Nathan S. Boyd, Pamela D. Roberts, Johan Desaeger, Jawwad Qureshi, and Phillip B. Williams

Chapter 9. Leafy Vegetable Production................................................................................................133

Ramdas Kanissery, Richard N. Raid, Johan Desaeger, Julien Beuzelin, and Christian F. Miller

Chapter 10. Minor Vegetable Crop Production......................................................................................171

Christian F. Miller, Qingren Wang, Ramdas Kanissery, Eugene J. McAvoy, Richard N. Raid, Crystal A. Snodgrass, Julien Beuzelin, Dakshina R. Seal, Alicia J. Whidden, Johan Desaeger, and Shouan Zhang

Chapter 11. Legume Production............................................................................................................207

Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Dakshina R. Seal, Shouan Zhang, Josh H. Freeman, Johan Desaeger, and Qingren Wang

Chapter 12. Onion, Leek, and Chive Production in Florida....................................................................231

Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Richard N. Raid, Pamela Roberts, Hugh A. Smith, Xavier Martini, Johan Desaeger, Shouan Zhang, and Lincoln Zotarelli

Chapter 13. Pepper Production.............................................................................................................253

Nathan S. Boyd, Eugene J. McAvoy, Christian F. Miller, Johan Desaeger, Gary E. Vallad, and Phillip B. Williams

Chapter 14. Potato Production...............................................................................................................287

Lincoln Zotarelli, Peter J. Dittmar, Pamela D. Roberts, Johan Desaeger, and Bonnie Wells

Chapter 15. Root Crop Production in Florida.........................................................................................311

Peter J. Dittmar, Eugene J. McAvoy, Richard Raid, Hugh A. Smith, Bonnie Wells, Julien Beuzelin, Johan Desaeger, Lincoln Zotarelli, Shouan

Zhang, Christian F. Miller, and Qingren Wang

Chapter 16. Strawberry Production........................................................................................................351

Vance M. Whitaker, Nathan S. Boyd, Natalia A. Peres, Johan Desaeger, and Sriyanka Lahiri

Chapter 17. Sweet Corn Production.......................................................................................................375

Ramdas Kanissery, Eugene J. McAvoy, Richard N. Raid, Johan Desaeger, and Julien Beuzelin

Chapter 18. Tomato Production.............................................................................................................393

Josh H. Freeman, Eugene J. McAvoy, Nathan S. Boyd, Ramdas Kanissery, Hugh A. Smith, Johan Desaeger, Gary E. Vallad, and Phillip B. Williams

Chapter 19. Biopesticides and Alternative Disease and Pest Management Products............................445

Natalia Peres, Gary Vallad, Johan Desaeger, and Hugh Smith

Crop Index

UF/IFAS Extension Offices

UF/IFAS EXTENSION ALACHUA COUNTY
106 SW 140th Terr. Suite 3
Jonesville, FL 32669
PH: (352) 955-2402 | FAX: (352) 334-0122
EMAIL: Alachua@ifas.ufl.edu
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua

UF/IFAS EXTENSION BAKER

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION BAY COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION BRADFORD COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION BREVARD COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION BROWARD COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION CALHOUN COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION CHARLOTTE COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION CITRUS COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION CLAY COUNTY

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
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/clay

UF/IFAS EXTENSION COLLIER COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION COLUMBIA COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION DESOSTO COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION DIXIE COUNTY

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
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/dixie

UF/IFAS EXTENSION DUVAL COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION ESCAMBIA COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION FLAGLER COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION FRANKLIN COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION GADSDEN COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION GILCHRIST COUNTY

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
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/gilchrist

UF/IFAS EXTENSION GLADES COUNTY

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
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/glades

UF/IFAS EXTENSION GULF COUNTY

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
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/gulf

UF/IFAS EXTENSION HAMILTON COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION HARDEE COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION HENDRY COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION HERNANDO COUNTY

16110 Aviation Loop
Brooksville, Florida 34604
PH: (352) 754-4433 | FAX: (352) 754-4489
EMAIL: Hernando@ifas.ufl.edu
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/hernando

UF/IFAS EXTENSION HIGHLANDS COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION HOLMES COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION JACKSON COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION JEFFERSON COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION LAFAYETTE COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION LAKE COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION LEE COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION LEON COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION LEVY COUNTY

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
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/levy

UF/IFAS EXTENSION LIBERTY COUNTY

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
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/liberty

UF/IFAS EXTENSION MADISON COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION MANATEE COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION MARION COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION MARTIN COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION MONROE COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION NASSAU COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION OKALOOSA COUNTY

3098 Airport Rd.
Crestview, FL 32539-7124
PH: (850) 689-5850 | FAX: (850) 689-5727
EMAIL: austin.chisholm@ufl.edu
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/okaloosa

UF/IFAS EXTENSION OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION ORANGE COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION OSCEOLA COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION PALM BEACH COUNTY

559 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, Florida 33415-1311
PH: (561) 233-1700 | FAX: (561) 233-1768
EMAIL: Palmbeach@ifas.ufl.edu
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/palm-beach

UF/IFAS EXTENSION PASCO COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION PINELLAS COUNTY

12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, Florida 33774-3602
PH: (727) 582-2100 | FAX: (727) 582-2149
EMAIL: gardenhelp@pinellascounty.org
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/pinellas

UF/IFAS EXTENSION POLK COUNTY

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
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/polk

UF/IFAS EXTENSION PUTNAM COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION SANTA ROSA COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION SARASOTA COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION SEMINOLE COUNTY

250 W. County Home Rd.
Sanford, Florida 32773-6189
PH: (407) 665-5556 | FAX: (407) 665-5563
EMAIL: extension@seminolecountyfl.gov
https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/seminole

UF/IFAS EXTENSION ST. JOHNS COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION ST. LUCIE COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION SUMTER COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION SUWANNEE COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION TAYLOR COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION UNION COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION VOLUSIA COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION WAKULLA COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION WALTON COUNTY

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

UF/IFAS EXTENSION WASHINGTON COUNTY

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

https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/washington

Florida Pesticide Emergency Phone List

Call 911 for pesticide emergencies. For non-emergency pesticide questions or concerns, contact the following:

  • National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), 800-858-7378, 11 AM–3 PM Eastern 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 August 2019 and September 2020. Visit the EDIS website at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu.
2. Peter J. Dittmar, assistant professor, Horticultural Sciences Department; Joshua H. Freeman, associate professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS North Florida REC; Mathews Paret, associate professor, Plant Pathology Department, UF/IFAS North Florida REC; and Hugh A. Smith, assistant professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

We appreciate the financial support of our sponsors in the production of this publication. The use of trade names and advertisements in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information. It is not a guarantee or warranty of the products named and does not signify that they are approved to the exclusion of others of similar composition. Use pesticides safely. The user must follow all rates and restrictions as per label directions. The label is a legally binding contract between the user and the manufacturer. The Vegetable Production Handbook is intended for commercial vegetable growers who have to make numerous managerial decisions. Although the proper choice of the variety, pesticide, application, equipment, fertilizer, and cultural practice is the individual grower's responsibility, these recommendations should help facilitate decision-making.

Publication #VPH

Date: 2020-10-07

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