Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations, 2016-2017

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The 2016-2017 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations is recognized as the most comprehensive summary of current science-based research and information, and best management practices for commercial vegetable growers in the region. Due to restructuring of the editorial process by the contributors to the recommendations guide that is currently ongoing, there have been no changes in 2016-2017 guide. All those in possession of a 2016 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations Guide should continue to use it in 2017. A Critical Updates addendum may be downloaded from the link below which includes important label changes and additional information for certain fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides for specific crops that some vegetable growers may need in 2017. For those not in possession of a 2016 guide or in possession of an older version of the Vegetable Recommendations Guide, please use the link below to download the 2016-2017 Version.
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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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Critical Updates for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Recommendations Guide (158k PDF)

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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)

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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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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences