United States of America
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.
Asparagus has been grown for many years. The Ancient Greeks and Romans relished this crop. It originated in Asia Minor and is a member of the lily family. California, Michigan, and Washington are the major producing states, but there is some commercial production in many of the northern and western states. Warm regions such as Northern Mexico and Southern California also grow it. Recent research has shown that asparagus can be grown at a profit in North Carolina.
Retain Combined with NAA Controls Pre-harvest Drop of McIntosh Apples Better Than Either Chemical Alone
Charts & Tables:
- Susceptibility of Annual Broadleaf Weeds to Herbicides Registered in Almonds in California
- Susceptibility of Annual Grass and Perennial Weeds to Herbicides Registered in Almonds in California
- Performance of Preemergence Herbicides
- Performance of Postemergence Herbicides
Basil (Ocimum basilicum L. and its varieties) is a popular herb known for its flavorful foliage. The fresh or dried leaves add a distinctive flavor to many foods, such as Italian style tomato sauces, pesto sauce and salad dressing. The essential oils and oleo-resins may be extracted from leaves and flowers and used for flavoring in liqueurs and for fragrance in perfumes and soaps.
This publication focuses on organic pest and disease control and other topics relevant to organic production of both tart and sweet cherries. It introduces the Canadian bush cherry and discusses climatic considerations for cherry production. Information on marketing is included, as are further resources and sources of trees and pest-control materials.
Vegetable grafting is a centuries-old technique utilized in Asia to improve plant production, reduce disease susceptibility, and increase plant vigor. Commercial production and demand for grafted vegetable plants continues to increase across Asia and Europe. Vegetable grafting was introduced in the United States almost 20 years ago and commercial growers and home gardeners are becoming more aware of its attributes and potential to manage soil-borne diseases and adverse soil conditions.