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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)

Reference Information

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What’s New in 2015?

3

State Extension Educators

4

Soils and Fertility

10

Soil Testing

10

Macronutrients or Primary Nutrients

11

Petiole Sap Testing

12

Fertilizer and the Environment

15

Fertilizer Application Methods

15

Liming and Soil pH

16

Chemigation Management

18

Organic Matter and Cover Crops

19

Transplants

20

Transplant Production

20

Transplant Containers

21

Seeding and Growing

21

Diseases

22

Seed Treatments

23

Irrigation, Mulches, Frost Control

24

Using Plastic Mulch

24

Irrigation and Water Management

25

Frost Control

27

Pollination

27

Bees and Pollination

27

Time from Pollination to Market Maturity

30

Pesticide Information and Safety

30

Precautions with Pesticides

30

Handling Pesticides

31

Reduced-risk/Biopesticides

34

Pesticide Record-Keeping Form

35

Organic Vegetable Production

36

Production Tables

37

Yields of Vegetable Crops

37

Postharvest Handling and Storage Life

38

Conversions for Liquid Pesticides

38

Germination and Growing Guide

39

Pesticide Use in Greenhouses and High Tunnels

40

Using a Plant Diagnostic Lab

41

Farm Labor Law Information

43

On-farm Food Safety

44

Sanitizers Approved for Wash or Process Water

46

Insect Management

47

Insect Management Strategies

47

PHIs and REIs for Insecticides

50

Common Names of Registered Insecticides

51

Plant Parasitic Nematode Management Strategies

52

Weed Management

54

Weed Management Strategies

54

Herbicide Effectiveness

61

PHIs and REIs for Herbicides

62

Common Names of Registered Herbicides

64

Disease Management

67

Disease Management Strategies

67

PHIs and REIs for Fungicides

70

Common Names of Registered Fungicides

71

Fungicide Resistance Management

72

Disease Management with the MELCAST System

73

Slug and Snail Control

73

Common and Scientific Vegetable Pest Names

74

Herbicides for Asparagus

80

Herbicides for Cole Crops

89

Product/Disease Ratings for All Cucurbits

109

Herbicides for All Cucurbits

113

Product/Disease Ratings for All Fruiting Vegetables

130

Herbicides for All Fruiting Vegetables

133

Herbicides for Leafy Vegetables

141

Herbicides for Legumes

155

Herbicides for All Garlic, Onions, and Leeks

169

Herbicides for Potatoes

176

Herbicides for Root Crops: Beet, Carrot, Horseradish, Radish, and Turnip

188

Herbicides for Sweet Corn

197

Photos of Pests and Problems

207

Crop Recommendations

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Asian Vegetables

82

Asparagus

77

Basil

138, 145

Beet

184

Broccoli

84

Brussels Sprouts

84

Cabbage

84

Cantaloupe

100

Carrot

184

Cauliflower

84

Collards

84

Cowpea

150

Cucumber

100

Dry Bean

149

Eggplant

118

Endive

138

Garlic

164

Herbs

138, 145

Kale

84

Leek

164

Lettuce (Head and Leaf)

138

Lima Bean

149

Mint (Peppermint and Spearmint)

159

Mustard

84

Okra

162

Onion (Bulb and Green)

164

Parsley

138

Parsnip

184

Pea

150

Pepper

121

Potato

171

Pumpkin

94

Radish

184

Rhubarb

182

Snap Bean

149

Spinach

138

Squash

94

Sweet Corn

191

Sweet Potato

201

Tomato

125

Turnip

184

Turnip Greens

84

Watermelon

100

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
Editors

Purdue University: Daniel S. Egel, Botany and Plant Pathology (Lead Author); Ricky Foster, Entomology; Elizabeth Maynard, Horticulture

University of Illinois: Rick Weinzierl, Entomology; Mohammad Babadoost, Plant Pathology

Iowa State University: Patrick O’Malley, Ajay Nair, Horticulture

Kansas State University: Raymond Cloyd, Entomology; Cary Rivard, Horticulture; Megan Kennelly, Plant Pathology

University of Minnesota: Bill Hutchison, Entomology

Lincoln University of Missouri: Jaime Piñero, State IPM Specialist

Ohio State University: Celeste Welty, Entomology; Douglas Doohan, Horticulture and Crop Science; Sally Miller, Plant Pathology.

Contributors

Purdue University: Tom Creswell, Gail Ruhl, Botany and Plant Pathology; Jamal Faghihi, Entomology; Steve Weller, Horticulture; Ed White, Office of Indiana State Chemist

University of Illinois: Charles Voigt, Elizabeth Wahle, Horticulture; Shelby Henning, Jeff Kindhart, Vegetable Production

Iowa State University: Mark Gleason, Plant Pathology; Vince Lawson, Joe Hannan, Horticulture; Donald Lewis, Entomology

Kansas State University: Rhonda Janke, Horticulture; Judy O’Mara, Plant Pathology

University of Minnesota: Roger Jones, Plant Pathology; Roger Becker, Agronomy; Carl Rosen, Soil Science; Vince Fritz, Horticulture; Jerry Wright, Ag. Engineering; Eric C. Burkness, Vegetable IPM Program; Christopher Philips, Entomology

University of Missouri: James Quinn, Horticulture

Lincoln University of Missouri: Zelalem Mersha, Plant Pathology

Ohio State University: Brad Bergefurd, David Francis, Matt Kleinhenz, Horticulture and Crop Science; Luis Cañas, Entomology; Gary Gao, Horticulture Extension; Casey Hoy, Entomology; Jim Jasinski, OSU IPM.

Photos by the contributors, Brian Christie, Mike Kerper, John Obermeyer, and Elizabeth Wuerffel