Feb 22, 2016
Purdue Extension publications available for vegetable growers

Three Purdue Extension publications are now available online and in print for vegetable farmers through the Extension’s Education Store.

The three publications are Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2016Midwest Vegetable Trial Report for 2015 and a new Extension bulletin, Vegetable Diseases: Tomato Disease Management in Greenhouses.

The Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers is a collaboration of land-grant universities from seven states, said Dan Egel, clinical engagement associate professor of botany and plant pathology at Purdue University.

“It provides vegetable production information that is valid in the participating states for the current year,” he said. “This includes fertility, variety, cultural and pest management.”

The Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2016 is $10 for a print copy or free as a pdf, and can be found by searching for it by its production code, ID-56.

Midwest Vegetable Trial Report for 2015 includes variety reports on vegetables and fruits including bok choy, sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, specialty sweet peppers, hot peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, picking cucumbers and saladette tomatoes.

The trial report also is free as a pdf or $42 for a print version; its production code is 16-18-15.

“One of the most useful aspects of the report is its long history,” said Liz Maynard, clinical engagement assistant professor of horticulture at Purdue. “Growing conditions differ year to year, so looking at results from several years can help farmers choose the best varieties.”

Vegetable Diseases: Tomato Disease Management in Greenhouses examines common tomato diseases found in greenhouse-grown tomatoes and provides management recommendations.

The vegetable diseases publication is free; its production code is BP-197.

The publications are online at www.edustore.purdue.edu.





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