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Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida
2010-2011

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Welcome to the online version of the fourteenth edition of the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida, a comprehensive guide designed to bring growers the latest information about successful vegetable production and that contains UF/IFAS recommendations.

As always, you will find practical information about how to protect your crops from insects, weeds, and diseases. The guide also provides additional information on variety selection, and irrigation and fertility management. University experts share advice that can help you maximize profits.

Table of Contents

Below you will find the table of contents for the Vegetable Production Handbook for Florida. You are also able to follow the links to online publications in EDIS that cover the material where available.

  1. Introduction
    S.M. Olson
  2. Soil and Fertilizer Management for Vegetable Production in Florida
    E.H. Simonne and G.J. Hochmuth
  3. Principles and Practices of Irrigation Management for Vegetables
    E.H. Simonne, M.D. Dukes and L. Zotarelli
  4. Nematodes and Their Management
    J.W. Noling
  5. Weed Management
    W.M. Stall and A.W. MacRae
  6. Alternative to Methyl Bromide Soil Fumigation for Florida Vegetable Production
    J.W. Noling, D.A. Botts and A. W. MacRae
  7. Cole Crop Production in Florida
    S.M. Olson, E.H. Simonne, W.M. Stall, G.E. Vallad, S.E. Webb, S.A. Smith
  8. Specialty Asian Vegetable Production in South Florida
    M.L. Lamberts, E.J. McAvoy, D.D. Sui, A.J. Whidden, C.A. Snodgrass
  9. Cucurbit Production in Florida
    S.M. Olson, E.H. Simonne, W.M. Stall, P.D. Roberts, S.E. Webb, S.A. Smith
  10. Eggplant Production in Florida
    B.M. Santos, W.M. Stall, S. Zhang, S.E. Webb, S.A. Smith
  11. Legume Production in Florida: Snapbean, Lima Bean, Southernpea, Snowpea S.M. Olson, E.H. Simonne, W.M. Stall, S.E. Webb, S. Zhang, S.A. Smith
  12. Lettuce, Endive, Escarole Production in Florida
    B.M. Santos, W.M. Stall, R.N. Raid, S.E. Webb
  13. Okra Production in Florida
    B.M. Santos, W.M. Stall, S.M. Olson, S.E. Webb, S. Zhang
  14. Onion, Leek, and Chive Production in Florida
    S.M. Olson, W.M. Stall, N.A. Peres, S.E. Webb
  15. Minor Vegetable Crops; Beets, Carrots, Celery, and Parsley
    M. Ozores-Hampton, W.M. Stall, S.E. Webb, R.N. Raid, S.M. Olson
  16. Pepper Production in Florida
    S.M. Olson, E.H. Simonne, W.M. Stall, G.E. Vallad, S.E. Webb, E.J. McAvoy, S.A. Smith
  17. Potato Production in Florida
    S.M. Olson, B.M. Santos, W.M. Stall, S.E. Webb, E.H. Simonne, P.D. Roberts, S.A. Smith
  18. Radish Production in Florida
    M. Ozores-Hampton, W.M. Stall, R.N. Raid, S.E. Webb
  19. Spinach Production in Florida
    S.M. Olson, W.M. Stall, R.N. Raid
  20. Strawberry Production in Florida
    N.A. Peres, J.F. Price, W.M. Stall, C.K. Chandler, B.M. Santos, S.M. Olson, S.A. Smith, E.H. Simonne
  21. Sweet Corn Production in Florida
    M. Ozores-Hampton, W.M. Stall, S.M. Olson, S.E. Webb, S.A. Smith, R.N. Raid
  22. Sweetpotato Production in Florida
    S.M. Olson, M.L. Lamberts, W.M. Stall, S. Zhang, S.E. Webb
  23. Tomato Production in Florida
    S.M. Olson, W.M. Stall, G.E. Vallad, S.E. Webb, S.A. Smith, E.H. Simonne, E.J. McAvoy, B.M. Santos
  24. Tropical Root Crop Production in Florida
    M. L. Lamberts and S.M. Olson

Additional References

  1. Online Chapters of previous editions of the Vegetable Production Handbook
  2. Additional References
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Editors:
Authors:
  • Daniel A. Botts, Director, Environmental and Pest Management Division, Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association, Maitland
  • C.K. Chandler, Professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma
  • Michael D. Dukes, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, Gainesville
  • Mary L. Lamberts, Extension Agent IV, District V, Miami-Dade County, Homestead
  • Andrew W. MacRae, Assistant Professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma
  • Eugene McAvoy, Extension Agent IV, Hendry County, Labelle
  • Joseph W. Noling, Professor, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred
  • Stephen M. Olson, Professor, North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy
  • Monica Ozores-Hampton, Assistant Professor, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee
  • Natalia Peres, Assistant Professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma
  • James F. Price, Associate Professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma
  • Richard N. Raid, Professor, Everglades Research and Education Center, Belle Glade
  • Pam D. Roberts, Associate Professor, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee
  • Bielinski Santos, Assistant Professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma
  • Eric H. Simonne, Associate Professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, Gainesville
  • Scott A. Smith, Coordinator, Economic Analysis, Food and Resource Economics Department, Gainesville
  • Crystal A. Snodgrass, Extension Agent I, Manatee County, Palmetto
  • William M. Stall, Professor, Horticultural Sciences Department, Gainesville
  • David D. Sui, Extension Agent II, Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach
  • Gary E. Vallad, Assistant Professor, Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Wimauma
  • Susan E. Webb, Associate Professor, Entomology and Nematology Department, Gainesville
  • Alicia J. Whidden, Extension Agent II, Hillsborough County, Seffner
  • Shouan Zhang, Assistant Professor, Tropical Research and Education Center, Homestead
  • Lincoln Zotarelli, Assistant Research Scientist, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, Gainesville