Midwest Vegetable Production Guide For Commercial Growers 2016

​The 2016 version of the Production Guide (ID-56) is on track to be completed by the first week in January 2016. The ID-56 is an annually updated Guide with recommendations on varieties, production practices, pesticides and more. To get your copy of the ID-56, either visit mwveguide.org or get a hard copy through the Purdue Education Store. Contact the education store at (888) EXT-INFO.  In addition, the ID-56 will be sold at many locations where winter meetings are taking place, such as the Indiana Horticultural Congress. Hard copies are $10 and the on-line version is free. Members of the Indiana Vegetable Growers Association receive a hard copy of the ID-56 as part of their membership benefits. The 2016 version will again feature wire binding.  Some of the many changes to the ID-56 for 2016 are listed below.

New and Revised Sections• We updated the look of our website, mwveguide.org, to make it easier to find the most current information. If you have bookmarked specific pages of this guide in the past, you may need to update them. Please visit mwveguide.org.

The Soils and Fertility section contains examples of how to sequence cover crops with vegetable crops. Table 13: Postharvest Handling and Storage Life of Fresh Vegetables has been revised.

Disease Management• Aprovia Top® has been added to the Cucurbit Crops and Fruiting Vegetables chapters. • Nimitz®, a nonfumigant, has been added to the Cucurbit Crops chapter and Table 21: Nematicide Soil Treaments.

Product rating tables have been updated in the Cucurbit Crops and Fruiting Vegetables chapters. Orondis Ultra® has been added to the Cucurbit Crops and Fruiting Vegetables chapters. Zing® has been added to the Cucurbit Crops, Fruiting Vegetables, and Potato chapters.

Weed Management• League® was removed from the Fruiting Vegetables chapter. •A column for potatoes was added to Table 25: Label Restrictions (in Months) on Rotating to Vegetable Crops.  Insect Management• Assail® was added to the Asparagus chapter. • Endosulfan® was removed from all chapters, because it is no longer labeled for use on vegetable crops.

Closer®/Transform® was removed from our recommendations due to a court ruling about their registration. Verimark®, Sivanto®, and Nealta® are new insecticides that were added for various crops. Slug control recommendations were added to the Cole Crops and Leafy Vegetables chapters. Formulation information was added for many products throughout the guide.

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