Fresh market vegetable and melon production for the 24 selected crops estimated in 2010 totaled 435 million hundredweight, down 1 percent from last year. Harvested area covered 1.71 million acres, up slightly from 2009. Value of the 2010 crop is estimated at 11.2 billion dollars, up 3 percent from a year ago. The three largest crops, in terms of production, are onions, head lettuce, and watermelons, which combined to account for 38 percent of the total production.
Garlic is a cool-season crop grown in most regions of the U.S. This publication addresses most aspects of organic garlic production, including seed sources, organic fertility management, pest management and harvesting and storage. Marketing and economic considerations, including enterprise budgets for organic garlic production, are also addressed in this publication. A resource and reference section follows the publication.
Mercado de Exportación de Productos Hortícolas
El principal mercado de exportación de frutas y hortalizas en estado fresco de México es Estados Unidos, que absorbe aproximadamente el 90% de las operaciones comerciales de este sector. Para Estados Unidos, México es su principal proveedor de frutas (22%) y de hortalizas (59%) (STAT-USA, 1,999) lo cual muestra la amplia dependencia e importancia de ese mercado en el comercio exterior hortícola mexicano.
This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Garlic. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates, physiological disorders, postharvest pathology, quarantine issues, and suitability as fresh-cut product.
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, 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.
Recommendations are organized into sections by crop. Within a crop, specific pests are listed along with their control recommenda tions. Frequent users may want to insert tabs for easy location of each crop section.
This bulletin presents the basics of garlic production for commercial and home gardeners in Michigan. Topics include garlic types, propagation and cultivars, soil and site preparation, planting, fertilization, water needs, pest control, harvest, drying and storage, grading and marketing.