2013 Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations
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NOT FOR USE BY HOME GARDENERS
The use of any pesticide inconsistent with the label directions is a violation of Federal law.
This copy of the Maryland Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations for 2013, replaces all previous editions.
Information presented in this publication is based on research results from the University of Maryland, College Park; University of Delaware; The Pennsylvania State University; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; West Virginia University; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, combined with industry and grower knowledge and experience.
This vegetable production guide is intended for the commercial vegetable grower who has to make numerous managerial decisions. Although the property choice of variety, pesticide, application, equipment, fertilizer, and cultural practice is the individual vegetable grower's responsibility, these recommendations should facilitate decision-making.
Recommended planting dates will vary across the five-state region. Local weather conditions, grower experience, and variety may facilitate successful harvest on crops planted outside the planting dates listed in this guide. This can be evaluated in consultation with the local county agents and state specialists. Government agencies and other organizations administrating crop insurance programs or other support programs should contact the local county agents and/or state vegetable specialists for guidance.