According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) August 28 Vegetables report, the 2014 contract production of the four major processing vegetables (tomatoes, sweet corn, snap beans, and green peas) is projected to total 18.2 million short tons, up 14 percent from last year.
Alternaria brassicae, A. brassicicola
Most crucifer plants are susceptible to Alternaria leaf spot and plants at all growth stages may be affected. Symptoms caused by the two pathogens are very similar and both may be found on the same plant. Infection of seedling stems may result in damping-off or stunted plants.
Update on diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) insecticide resistance and the vegetable brassica insecticide management strategy
The Guide is divided into three sections. The first section provides cultural information and management practices for a number of important vegetable crop groups. For each family, key pests and disease problems are described. Cultural methods and management practices that will help control each problem are listed, as well as materials that may be recommended for use.