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.
The purpose of this book is to provide the best and most up-to-date information available for commercial vegetable growers in the southeastern US: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia. These recommendations are suggested guidelines for production in the above states. Factors such as markets, weather, and location may warrant modifications and/or different practices or planting dates not specifically mentioned in this book.
This bulletin presents the framework for the nutrient recommendations for vegetable crops given in the new MSU nutrient recommendation program. A subsequent bulletin will provide more management information to complement basic details of the recommendations for individual crops.
Information presented in this bulletin allows Michigan vegetable growers to develop effective supplemental nutrient use programs. Nutrient recommendations are based on a soil test, soil type, yield and past crop management. Applying the recommended nutrient rates with proper timing and incorporation minimizes the potential that fertilizers will be a source of surface or groundwater contamination.