Vegetarian Newsletter


Horticultural Sciences Department
A Vegetable Crops Extension Publication

June 2007


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Contributing Authors

Dale Bennett
County Extension Director & Extension Agent IV

Jeffrey K. Brecht Professor, postharvest physiology

Jacque Breman
County Extension Director & Extension Agent IV

Daniel J. Cantliffe Professor and Chair, greenhouse production

Craig K. Chandler Professor, breeding/ genetics

Dan Culbert
Extension Agent III

Phyllis Gilreath
Extension Agent IV

Bob Hochmuth
Extension Agent IV

Chad M. Hutchinson Associate Professor, vegetable production

Yuncong Li
Associate Professor, soils

Tom MacCubbin Extension Agent IV

Gene McAvoy
County Extension Director & Extension Agent III

Teresa Olczyk
Extension Agent III

Stephen M. Olson Professor, small farms

Darrin Parmenter
Extension Agent I

Rafael Munoz-Carpena Associate Professor, hydrology

Mark A. Ritenour Associate Professor, postharvest

Ed Skvarch
Extension Agent IV

Bielinski Santos
Assistant Professor, vegetable production

Steven A. Sargent Professor, postharvest

Eric H. Simonne Associate Professor, vegetable nutrition

William M. Stall
Professor and Scientific Editor, weed science

Danielle Treadwell Assistant Professor, organic/sustainable production

Richard Tyson
Extension Agent IV

Alicia Whidden
Extension Agent II

 

Announcements & News

 

All Vegetarian Newsletter Issues Now Available On-line

Back issues of the Vegetarian Newsletter (VN) have been scanned and are now accessible from this site, thanks to support from the Horticultural Sciences Department and Dr. Steven Sargent's efforts. The VN is now in its 58 th year and I'm sure readers will find the back issues both useful and interesting from an historical perspective. We hope to be able to categorize these previous articles by subject in the future. Click here to visit our archives!!!

 

The online version of the 2006-2007 Vegetable Production Handbook is now available online! Click here to visit it now.

 

Update on Methyl Bromide Critical Use Exemption
Click here to see the update

USDA Preharvest Security Guidelines and Checklist 2006

The USDA Preharvest Security Guidelines and Checklist 2006 is available at http://www.usda.gov/documents/PreHarvestSecurity_final.pdf. The document provides preharvest security resources and guidelines to for agricultural produces to help reduce security risks.

New EDIS Horticulture Publications

" Pepper Spot ("Gomasho") on Napa Cabbage " was just released by EDIS (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS352). This publication, written by David Studstill, Eric Simonne, Jeff Brecht and Phyllis Gilreath, describes pepper spot symptoms, the possible internal causes of pepper spot and the postharvest handling effects on pepper spot. Click on the link in the description above to read this great publication!

" Uso del Cloro en las Líneas de Empacado de Productos Cosechados Frescos" was released by EDIS (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS336). This publication is a spanish version of "Chlorine Use in Packing Lines" (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/CH160) and was written by Michael J. Mahovic, Steven A. Sargent, Jerry A. Bartz y Elena E. Lon Kan. The publication features valuable information on the use of chlorine use in produce packing lines. Click on the links in the descriptions above to read this great publication!

"Identificación y Control Postcosecha de las Enfermedades del Tomate en la Florida" was released by EDIS (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS334). This publication is a spanish version of "Identifying and Controlling Postharvest Tomato Diseases in Florida" (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS131) and was written by Michael J. Mahovic, Steven A. Sargent, Jerry A. Bartz y Elena E. Lon Kan. The publication features valuable information on how to control common tomato diseases. Click on the links in the descriptions above to read this great publication!

 

Direct link to the BMP Manual for Vegetables & Agronomic Crops in Florida