Things that promote resistance along with examples of herbicides having same mode of action and weeds that are resistant to them.
Vegetable Crops (commercial) Chemical Weed Control.
Complete pdf of 2018 Chemical Weed Management Guide -- 223 pages. Download the complete pdf for free.
Information broccoli varieties grown in southern Louisiana.
Disease control on asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, corn, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, leafy vegetables, leek, lettuce, mustard greens, okra, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, shallots, spinach and squash.
Downy mildew is a potentially devastating disease of all cucurbits. Disease symptoms, development, control measures and color photographs of symptoms on pumpkin, cucumber and watermelon are included. (PDF format only)
Commercial Use, Commercial Greenhouse Tomatoes, Home Gardens and Organic Gardening. Insect control for beans, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, cantaloupe, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, Irish potatoes, lettuce, mustard, okra, onions, shallots, parsley, peppers, pumpkins, southern peas, spinach, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips and watermelon.
Sustainable and profitable commercial sweet potato production requires proper management of nitrogen fertilizer. Inadequate or excessive amounts of nitrogen fertilizer can be detrimental to a sweet potato crop and can negatively affect yield potential. What Amount of Nitrogen Fertilizer Does My Sweet Potato Crop Need? When Should Nitrogen Be Applied? How Should a Sweet Potato Crop Look 30 Days After Transplanting? Find these answers and more in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
Cucumber beetles (rootworms) are significant insect pests of sweet potatoes in Louisiana. Adults and larvae of these insects feed on sweet potatoes, but larvae are the most damaging. Descriptions of the banded cucumber beetle and the spotted cucumber beetle, as well as management strategies for these insects, are included in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
This publication includes information on soil preparation, fertilization, training, pruning, nutrient solutions, pollination, harvesting, marketing, and insect and disease control for greenhouse tomatoes. (PDF Format Only)
The use of plastic mulch is a common practice for strawberry and vegetable growers, but there are two major problems with plastic mulch: It is expensive to install and at some point it has to be removed from the field. Drawings are available to use in building a mulch collector. This machine allows easier retrieval of the used mulch.
A seeder can be a tremendous aid in planting a vegetable garden. With it, you can stand and walk along the row pushing a seeder instead of having to make a furrow with a hoe, going back along the row bent over dropping seeds, and then covering and packing the row.
Vacuum seeders are popular among larger commercial vegetable growers. They do a good job of singulating most vegetable seeds. They are especially useful for singulating the oddly shaped seeds that cause problems for most other types of seeders.
Most commercial vegetable growers apply granular fertilizer in a preplant operation, and many also make sidedress applications of granular fertilizer. An excellent way to apply granular materials in either a broadcast or banding mode is with a pendulum-action spreader.