Vegetarian Newsletter


Horticultural Sciences Department
A Vegetable Crops Extension Publication

September 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 Distinguished 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 McAvoyCounty Extension Director & Extension Agent III

Teresa Olczyk Extension Agent III

Stephen M. Olson Professor, small farms

Darrin ParmenterExtension Agent I

Rafael Munoz-Carpena Associate Professor, hydrology

Mark A. Ritenour Associate Professor, postharvest

Ed Skvarch Extension Agent I

Bielinski Santos Assistant Professor, vegetable production

Steven A. Sargent Professor, postharvest

Eric H. Simonne Associate Professor and Scientific Editor, vegetable nutrition

William M. Stall Professor, 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 Are Available On-line

Back issues of the Vegetarian Newsletter (VN) have been scanned and are accessible from this site, thanks to support from the Horticultural Sciences Department and Dr. Steven Sargent's efforts. The VN is now in its 58th 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 electronic version of the 2007-2008 Vegetable Production Handbook is now available online! Click here to visit it now.

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 producers to help reduce security risks.


New EDIS Horticulture Publications

" Critical Issues for the Tomato Industry: Preventing a Rapid Postharvest Breakdown of the Fruit" is now available on EDIS at: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS363. This bulletin represents a summary of the all work done and current guidelines for tomato growers and packer/shippers to minimize risk for rapid postharvest breakdown. Click on the link in the description above to read this great publication!

" Strategies for Subtropical Peach Production in Florida" was released by EDIS (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS364). This publication, written by J. J. Ferguson, J. X. Chaparro, D.M. Omalley & L. Harrison, describes strategies for growing subtropical peaches in Florida and gives the number of chilling units different varieties require.Click on the link in the description above to read this great publication!

" Training and Pruning Florida Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums " was released by EDIS (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS365). This publication, written by J. Ferguson, is a valuable resource on how to prune and train peach, necterine and plum trees. Click on the link in the description above to read this great publication!

" Pepper Spot ("Gomasho") on Napa Cabbage " was 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!

" Guidelines for Enrolling in Florida's BMP Program for Vegetable Crops " was released by EDIS (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS367). This publication, written by Aparna Gazula, Eric Simonne and Brian Boman, describes the process for enrolling in Florida BMP program for vegetable crops as well as wher you can find additional resources and help with the imlementation of your BMP program. Click on the link in the description above to read this great publication!

Other sources of Hortcultural Information


FSHS Newsletter - Click here to check out the latest issue of the FSHS Newsletter. It's a great souce of additional information regarding horticulture.

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