Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations, 2016

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The Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations is recognized as the most comprehensive summary of current science-based information and pest management regulations for mid-Atlantic vegetable growers, and is also utilized by government agencies in the development of GAPs and BMPs, in addition to serving as a historical archive.
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Andy Wyenandt (Extension Specialist in Vegetable Pathology, Rutgers University)
George Hamilton (Extension Specialist in Pest Management, Rutgers University)
Thomas Kuhar (Extension Specialist in Entomology, Virginia Tech)
Elsa Sanchez (Extension Specialist in Horticulture, Penn State University)
Mark VanGessell (Extension Specialist in Weed Science, University of Delaware)
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
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Introduction and Table of Contents (555k PDF)

General Production Recommendations (512k PDF)

Soil and Nutrient Management (446k PDF)

Irrigation Management (774k PDF)

Pesticide Safety (644k PDF)

Pest Management (1.4MB PDF)

Record Keeping and Other Resources (198k PDF)

Specific Commodity Recommendations
Asparagus (359k PDF) Garlic (345k PDF) Parsley (326k PDF) Spinach (363k PDF)
Beans: Snap, Lima. and Edamame (1MB PDF) Greens (Mustard, Turnip) (326k PDF) Parsnips (291k PDF) Strawberries (413k PDF)
Beets (Garden)
(325k PDF)
Horseradish (303k PDF) Peas (370k PDF) Summer Squash
(479k PDF)
Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Kale, And Kohlrabi: Cole Crops (518k PDF) Leeks (295k PDF) Peppers (544k PDF) Sweet Corn (523k PDF)
Carrots (344k PDF) Lettuce, Endive, and Escarole (378k PDF) Potatoes (427k PDF) Sweet Potatoes
(366k PDF)
Celery (342k PDF) Muskmelons and Mixed Melons (513k PDF) Pumpkins and Winter Squash (492k PDF) Tomatoes (630k PDF)
Cucumber (519k PDF) Okra (311k PDF) Radishes, Rutabagas, and Turnips (357k PDF) Watermelons (604k PDF)
Eggplants (422k PDF) Onions (381k PDF) Specialty Vegetables and Herbs (357k PDF)  

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  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
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