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.
Pre- and Post-harvest Preventive Measures and Intervention Strategies to Control Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh Leafy Vegetables
This production manual covers the following crops: beets, carrots, celery, and parsley. The topics addressed in this manual are the following :
- Seeding and planting
- Fertilizer and lime
- Plant tissue analysis
- Weed management
- Insect management
- Disease management
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.
Specific Common Diseases: