Table of Contents:
- General Production Recommendations
- List of Insects, Disease, and Weed Control Tables
- Specific Commodity Recommendation
- Pest Management
- Calibrating Chemical Application Equipment
- Registered Fungicides, Insecticides, and Miticides for Vegetables
- Insect and Weed Control Tables
Customers all around the globe know Farm Fresh Produce as a family company, working with owner Steven Ceccarelli to provide their markets with the finest sweet potatoes, peppers, multi-variety squash, green onions, cucumbers, apples, grapefruit, tomatoes, broccoli, cherries, blueberries and grapes.
Steven has also worked as a sales agent for other farms, and has had experience in brokering the import and export of vegetables from the United States, Chile, Holland, Spain, South Africa and as far east as China.
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.
Organic farmers rely primarily on preventive, cultural, and integrated methods of pest and disease management. Additionally, there are a number of materials that can complement and support organic management. This guide was developed to provide a useful and scientifically accurate reference for organic farmers and agricultural professionals who are searching for information on best practices, available materials, and perhaps most importantly, the efficacy of materials that are allowed for use in organic systems.
Field heat should be removed from fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers as quickly as possible after harvest. Each commodity should be maintained at its lowest safe temperature. Cooling and storage requirements for specific commodities are presented below, in NC Cooperative Extension Service Publication AG-414-1, and USDA Agricultural Handbook No. 66.
Proper postharvest cooling can:
Postharvest handling and cooling of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers for small farms: Mixed Loads
At times, it is necessary to transport or store different commodities together. In such mixed loads it is very important to combine only those commodities that are compatible with respect to their requirements for:
En el presente Manual se plantea una recopilación de los principales cultivos hortícolas que pueden desarrollarse en una huerta familiar, desde la teoría y con la práctica, a través de una metodología descriptiva basada en cuatro puntos:
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.