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Chapter 9. Leafy Vegetable Production

Germán Sandoya-Miranda, Ramdas Kanissery, Richard N. Raid, Johan Desaeger, and Julien Beuzelin

Lettuce, Endive, and Escarole

Botany and Planting

LettuceLactuca sativa, Asteraceae (Compositae)

EndiveCichorium endiva

EscaroleCichorium endive

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.

1 Planting starts in December

2 Planting starts in October

3 Planting starts in January

4 Planting all season (October to March)

 

Spinach

Botany and Planting

SpinachSpinacia oleracea

Table 3. Planting information for spinach.

Cultivars

Table 4. Spinach cultivars.

Table 5. Herbicides approved for managing weeds in lettuce.

Table 6. Herbicides approved for managing weeds in spinach.

Table 7. Insecticides labeled for management of arthropod pests of lettuce and other leafy vegetables (non-brassica, including escarole and endive).

Table 8. Insecticides labeled for management of arthropod pests of spinach.

Table 9. Escarole and endive fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Table 10. Lettuce fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Table 11. Spinach fungicides ordered by disease and then FRAC group according to their mode of action.

Table 12. Nonfumigant nematicides for leafy vegetables in Florida.

Table 13. Fumigant nematicides for leafy vegetables in Florida.

 

Publication #HS728

Date: 8/16/2021

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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 May 2021. 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; Richard N. Raid, professor, Plant Pathology Department, UF/IFAS Everglades REC; Johan Desaeger, assistant professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC; and Julien Beuzelin, assistant professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Everglades REC; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

Contacts

  • Peter Dittmar
  • Ramdas Kanissery