Midwest Vegetable Production Guide
for Commercial Growers 2015 (ID-56)

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Complete Guide (as PDF 24.9 MB in 214 pages) Last Updated: January 5, 2015 (see change history)

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What's New in 2015? Asian Vegetables
State Extension Educators Asparagus
Soils and Fertility Basil
Soil Testing Beet
Macronutrients or Primary Nutrients Broccoli
Petiole Sap Testing Brussels Sprouts
Fertilizer and the Environment Cabbage
Fertilizer Application Methods Cantaloupe
Liming and Soil pH Carrot
Chemigation Management Cauliflower
Organic Matter and Cover Crops Collards
Transplants Cowpea
Transplant Production Cucumber
Transplant Containers Dry Bean
Seeding and Growing Eggplant
Diseases Endive
Seed Treatments Garlic
Irrigation, Mulches, Frost Controls Herbs
Using Plastic Mulch Kale
Irrigation and Water Management Leek
Frost Control Lettuce (Head and Leaf)
Pollination Lima Bean
Bees and Pollination Mint (Peppermint and Spearmint)
Time from Pollination to Market Maturity Mustard
Pesticide Information and Safety Okra
Precautions with Pesticides Onion (Bulb and Green)
Handling Pesticides Parsley
Reduced-risk/Biopesticides Pea
Pesticide Record-Keeping Form Pepper
Organic Vegetable Production Potato
Production Tables Pumpkin
Yields of Vegetable Crops Radish
Postharvest Handling and Storage Life Rhubarb
Conversions for Liquid Pesticides Snap Bean
Germination and Growing Guide Spinach
Pesticide Use in Greenhouses and High Tunnels Squash
Using a Plant Diagnostic Lab Sweet Corn
Farm Labor Law Information Sweet Potato
On-farm Food Safety Tomato
Sanitizers Approved for Wash or Process Water Turnip
Insect Management Turnip Greens
Insect Management Strategies Watermelon
PHIs and REIs for Insecticides
Common Names of Registered Insecticides
Plant Parasitic Nematode Management Strategies
Weed Management
Weed Management Strategies
Herbicide Effectiveness
PHIs and REIs for Herbicides
Common Names of Registered Herbicides
Disease Management
Disease Management Strategies
PHIs and REIs for Fungicides
Common Names of Registered Fungicides
Fungicide Resistance Management
Disease Management with the MELCAST System
Slug and Snail Control
Common and Scientific Vegetable
Herbicides for Asparagus
Herbicides for Cole Crops
Product/Disease Ratings for All Cucurbits
Product/Disease Ratings for All Fruiting Vegetables
Herbicides for All Fruiting Vegetables
Herbicides for Leafy Vegetables
Herbicides for Legumes
Herbicides for All Garlic, Onions, and Leeks
Herbicides for Potatoes
Herbicides for Root Crops: Beet, Carrot, Horseradish, Radish, and Turnip
Herbicides for Sweet Corn
Photos of Pests and Problems

Change History

Date Section(s) Change Description
1/05/15 Cucurbits Bravo Weather Stik® was removed for powdery mildew control.
1/05/15 Cucurbits Merivon® was added for powdery mildew control.

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