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Precooling Fruits and Vegetables in Georgia

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Fruits and vegetables begin to deteriorate after they are harvested and separated from their growing environment. The rate of deterioration defines how long they will be acceptable for consumption. This is known as “shelf life.” To preserve the quality of fruits and vegetables and maximize profits for growers, it is critical to control the temperature of fresh produce and minimize the amount of time that products are exposed to detrimental temperatures.

Authors: 
Changying “Charlie” Li
Publisher: 
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension
Year: 
2011

Effect of Cooling Delays on Fruit and Vegetable Quality

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Authors: 
Jim Thompson
Authors: 
Marita Cantwell
Authors: 
Mary Lu Arpaia
Authors: 
Adel Kader
Authors: 
Carlos Crisosto
Authors: 
Joe Smilanick
Publisher: 
Perishables Handling Quarterly
Year: 
2001

Insect Management for Crucifers (Cole Crops) (Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Kale, Mustard, Radishes, Turnips)

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Authors: 
S. E. Webb
Publisher: 
University of Florida IFAS Extension
Year: 
2010

Vegetables and Melons Outlook - August 2011

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The farm value of all mushroom (Agaricus and others) sales during the 2010/11 crop year (July-June) reached a new high of $1 billion, up 8 percent from a year earlier. Partly reflecting modest gains in the economy, mushroom sales volume rose 9 percent to 862 million pounds, the second highest level on record. In line with higher output, per capita disappearance (use) of all mushrooms grew 8 percent to 3.82 pounds in 2010/11.

Authors: 
Gary Lucier
Authors: 
Lewrene Glaser
Publisher: 
USDA Economic Research Service
Year: 
2011

Alabama Pest Management Handbook

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The Alabama Pest Management Handbook—Volume II contains recommendations for houses, buildings, and grounds; commercial trees and ornamental crops; commercial horticultural crops; and homeowner lawns and ornamental and garden crops.

Authors: 
Alabama Cooperative Extension Team
Publisher: 
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Year: 
2013

Plagas en Hortalizas

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Authors: 
Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería, Honduras
Publisher: 
Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería, Honduras

Scheduling Vegetable Plantings for Continuous Harvest

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Market gardeners try to schedule their planting so they can offer customers a continuous supply of fresh flowers, herbs, and vegetables throughout the growing season. This publication helps growers plan planting times and succession planting, by providing soil temperature germination ranges and other information of assistance to market gardeners.

Authors: 
Janet Bachmann
Publisher: 
ATTRA Publication
Year: 
2008

Fertilizer Recommendations for Vegetable Crops in Michigan

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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.

Authors: 
D.D. Warncke
Authors: 
D.R. Christenson
Authors: 
L.W. Jacobs
Authors: 
M.L. Vitosh
Authors: 
B.H. Zandstra
Publisher: 
Michigan State University
Year: 
1992

Vegetables and Melons Outlook - June 2011

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Reflecting tight supplies, May shipments of fresh-market potatoes declined 9 percent from a year earlier—the first time since at least 1980 that May fresh shipments were less than 8 million hundredweight (cwt). In April and May, the monthly average price received by growers for all types of potatoes topped $11 per cwt. The last time the allpotato price hit double digits was in the summer of 2008. At $15.61 per cwt, the average U.S.

Authors: 
Gary Lucier
Authors: 
Lewrene Glaser
Publisher: 
USDA Economic Research Service
Year: 
2011
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