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MX384, Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers

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Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers

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Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers Purdue University
Dan 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, Horticulture
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

This comprehensive guide, revised annually, gives a wealth of information on how to protect your vegetable crops from insect and disease pests.

A large pesticide application section is included with important safety and production information. Tables updated annually list approved pesticides for each vegetable pest (insect or disease) as well as label restrictions. Another table lists each chemical and its effectiveness in controlling various weeds. Questions about common names, trade names, chemical companies and formulation can also be answered here. Nonchemical weed management practices are discussed as well.

Commercial produce growers can also use the information on labor laws and worker protection standards. Further sources of information, including regional vegetable crop specialists, are provided.

Anyone involved in vegetable production will find this a handy reference.


  • Planting
  • Spraying
  • Cultivating
  • Harvesting
  • Storing
  • Varieties
  • Maturity dates
  • Handling
  • Storage life
  • Estimated yields per acre


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