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.
This bulletin presents the framework for the nutrient recommendations for vegetable crops given in the new MSU nutrient recommendation program. A subsequent bulletin will provide more management information to complement basic details of the recommendations for individual crops.
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.
Complete vegetable production guide for commercial growers.
Best production is obtained from deep, porous soils. Raised beds tend to increase the depth of tilled soil and can help provide good root shape. Do not destroy soil structure by overworking soils or working them while they are wet. Some growers roto-till to obtain a deep, friable soil. Hilling soil over the shoulders of the roots at the last cultivation can help reduce greening.
This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Parsnip. 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.