Harvested area for fall-season potatoes is forecast at 882,300 acres, 4 percent lower than 2009. Given average yields, fall potato production is expected to decline from the 393.5 million hundredweight of a year earlier. Because of tighter world supplies, grower prices are expected to average above year-earlier levels during the 2010/11 marketing year.
This guide for organic production of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts provides an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. It is divided into sections, but the interrelated quality of organic cropping systems makes each section relevant to the others.
This full-text report, issued 5 times a year, provides data on fresh market vegetables, strawberries and melons, including area harvested, prospective area, yield, and production, by season and crop for major States.
Production manual for crucifers including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, mustard, and turnip.
- Seeding and planting
- Fertilizer and lime
- Weed management
- Disease management
- Insect management
- Production cost
This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Cauliflower. 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.
This is an excellent manual with practical information for vegetable growers.
Includes the following topics:
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.