The 2016 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations has just been released. Please note these recommendations are written for commercial producers and are not intended for use by home gardeners.
This copy of the Mid Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations for 2016 replaces all previous editions. Information presented in this publication is based on research results from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; University of Delaware; University of Maryland; The Pennsylvania State University; 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 proper choices of variety, pesticides, equipment, irrigation, fertilizer, and cultural practices are the individual vegetable grower's responsibility, it is intended that these recommendations will facilitate decision-making. Recommended planting dates will vary across the six-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 agents and state specialists. Government agencies and other organizations administrating crop insurance programs or other support programs should
contact local Extension agents and/or state vegetable specialists for guidance.
The publication will be revised annually or as is necessary to include new information that evolves in the rapidly changing vegetable industry. Important changes and updates will be posted in real time on the website www.njveg.rutgers.edu.
The Editors welcome constructive criticism and suggestions from growers and industry personnel who may wish to help improve future editions of this publication.