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Sustainable Vegetable Production From Start-Up to Market

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The following abstract describes a publication that is only available for purchase. A link to ordering information is on this page.

Northeast Region Agricultural Engineering Service

Primarily for aspiring and beginning commercial vegetable growers; (also useful to) experienced growers, Extension and other educators, serious gardeners.

"Grower Profiles and Enterprise Budgets for Vegetable Crops" provides experiences of 32 vegetable growers and shows budgets. A glossary, references, 91 illustrations, 36 sidebars, 20 tables, and six appendixes provide additional information.


  • Sustainable, integrated, and organic production systems
  • Getting started
  • Farm business management
  • Marketing crops
  • Soil fertility
  • Integrated pest, insect, disease, weed, and wildlife management
  • On-farm composting
  • Crop rotation
  • Cover crops
  • Green manures
  • Tillage equipment
  • Field preparation
  • Seeds
  • Transplants
  • Irrigation and spraying systems
  • Harvest and postharvest handling
  • Season extension


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NRAES104 Sustainable Vegetable Production From Start-Up to Market | University of Missouri Extension