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It is with a great deal of pleasure that the Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers (SEVEW) Group is able to offer you the 17th edition of the Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern United States. This handbook represents a joint effort among Extension Specialist and Researchers from 12 land-grant universities who work in the area of vegetable production. These specialist and researchers represent a wide array of disciplines – agricultural engineering, entomology, horticulture (vegetable production), plant pathology, postharvest physiology, soil science and weed science.
This handbook is comprised of up-to-the-minute, research-based information developed from research and Extension projects conducted throughout the Southeastern United States. The key idea behind this handbook is to provide you with a practical, single source resource that conveniently fits on your dashboard. It contains everything you need, including which varieties to plant, planting dates, fertilizer recommendations, cover crop selection and conservation tillage options, pesticide selection, grafting, fertigation, plasticulture, post-harvest handling, alternative pest management tools and suggestions, as well as many other topics.
Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, reprint, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.
Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
February 17, 2016