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NC Vegetable Crops

PUBLICATIONS

  • North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual
    The manual has ten main sections:
    I. Pesticide use and safety information
    II. Chemical application equipment
    III. How to send specimens for disease, insect, and weed identification
    IV. Fertilizer use
    V. Insect control
    VI. Insect and disease control of fruits
    VII. Chemical weed control
    VIII. Plant growth regulators
    IX. Animal damage control
    X. Disease control
    Detailed information on controlling pests of field crops, forage crops, grains, fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, turf, landscape, nursery, livestock, poultry, home garden, communities, and industrial sites is included.
  • Southeastern U.S. Vegetable Crop Handbook
    A practical, up-to-date, single source guide that conveniently fits on your dashboard that includes topics on vegetable production, variety selection, pesticide selection, and alternative pest management tools, plus more.
  • Horticulture Portal (N.C. Cooperative Extension)
    A webpage with links to publication on commercial and home vegetable production. The site also has it own search engine, the “infosearch”, to help users find information in the scientific literature, trade journals and associations magazines/websites.
  • NC State University Horticulture Publications (N.C. Cooperative Extension)
    Online agriculture publications including the titles, Guide to Intensive Vegetable Systems,  Home Vegetable Gardening, Insects and Pests of Vegetables, How to Grow Early Vegetables, Managing Diseases in the Home Garden, Plasticulture for Commercial Vegetables.

Diseases

Insects

Weeds

  • Wolfpack Weeds (Department of Horticulture, NCSU)
    Website that provides information on weed control and alternate management systems, research, herbicide development and efficiency, and crop safety for fruit and vegetable crops
  • Greenhouse Weed Control
    A guide to weed control in greenhouses including sanitation, product list, re-entry periods and more.

Crop Profiles, Web Sites and Resources for Specific Crops

Cabbage

  • Cabbage Crop Profile
    A production overview for cabbage within the state of North Carolina including general production information, cultural practices, worker activities, insect and disease management including chemical, biological and cultural control methods.
  • Cabbage Grower Portal (N.C. Cooperative Extension)
    Up-to-date website that contains detailed information on field production and management, integrated pest management (IPM), post harvest handling, economics and marketing.

Cucumbers

  • Cucumber Crop Profile
    A production overview for cucumber within the state of North Carolina including general production information, worker activities, insect and mite control, disease management, mechanical and chemical control of weeds
  • Cucurbits Grower Portal (N.C. Cooperative Extension)
    Up-to-date website that contains detailed information on cucurbit production and management, integrated pest management (IPM), post harvest handling, economics and marketing.
  • Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecast
    Forecasting system with reports and maps. Sign-up on the website to receive alerts.

Leafy Greens

  • Leafy Green Crop Profile
    A production overview for collards, kale, turnip greens and mustard greens within the state of North Carolina including general production information, cultural practices, worker activities, insect, nematode and disease management including chemical, and non-chemical control methods.
  • Greens (N.C. Cooperative Extension)
    Up-to-date website that contains detailed information on Leafy greens, such as turnips, mustard, collards, kale, and spinach.

Peppers

  • Peppers Crop Profile
    A production overview for bell pepper within the state of North Carolina including general production information, cultural practices, worker activities, and insect, disease and weed management including chemical, cultural, and biological methods of control
  • Pepper Grower Portal (N.C. Cooperative Extension)
    Up-to-date website that contains detailed information on field and greenhouse production and management, integrated pest management (IPM), post harvest handling, economics and marketing

Potatoes (Irish)

  • Irish Potato Crop Profile
    A production overview for Irish potato within the state of North Carolina including general production information, production practices, insect, disease and weed management
  • USAblight
    A national website with information on late blight on potatoes and tomatoes in USA. Includes a occurrence map, and growers can register to receive alerts or report an outbreak.

Snap Beans

Sweet potatoes

Tomatoes

  • Tomato Crop Profile
    A production overview for field grown tomato in the state of North Carolina including general production information, production practices, worker activities, insect, mite, disease and weed management strategies including biological, cultural and chemical control
  • Tomato Growers Information Portal (N.C. Cooperative Extension)
    Up-to-date website that contains detailed information on field and greenhouse production and management, integrated pest management (IPM), post harvest handling, produce safety and economics and marketing
  • Commercial Production of Staked Tomatoes in the Southeast
    Comprehensive guide including cultivars, site and soils, cover cropping, different production systems, equipment, fumigation, fertilization, transplants, staking and trellising, pruning and pest management of diseases, insects and weeds, cleaning and grading, postharvest storage, packaging, marketing, costs and returns. See the Appendix for photographs of pests and physiological disorders.
  • Pest Management Strategic Plan for Tomato in Virginia, North Carolina and Delaware
    Summary from 2004 workshop on research, regulatory and educational priorities in insect, disease and weed management in tomato production

Watermelon

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