MW Vegetable Guide for 2017

Usually I wait until January before releasing information about the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers (ID-56).   For two reasons, however, I would like to talk about the 2017 ID-56 now.

  1. This year, we welcome Michigan growers and Michigan State University to the Midwest Vegetable Production Guide The Guide is now an 8-state publication.
  2. We expect the ID-56 to be available in mid-December this year, instead of the beginning of January.

Read below to find many new changes to the 2017 ID-56.

New and Revised Sections

  • We added a chapter for Celery with the help of MSU.
  • We added a section called Selected University Diagnostic Laboratory Services, which includes contact information for each state.
  • We revised the organic section to list certifiers on a regional basis.
  • The Soils and Fertility section has been modified and updated.

Disease Management

  • We updated the Disease Management section.
  • We updated the Orondis® products (Ultra®, Opti®, and Gold®) in the Cucurbit Crops and Fruiting Vegetable chapters.
  • The Luna® products Experience® and Sensation® have had label expansions to include all cucurbits.
  • We updated product rating tables in the Cucurbit Crops and Fruiting Vegetables chapters.
  • The powdery mildew on tomato section contains updates with several new products.

Weed Management

  • We added Spartan 4F® and Spur 3L® to the Asparagus chapter.
  • The Cole Crops and Fruiting Vegetables chapters now include Prowl H2O® and Stinger®.
  • For pumpkins, we added Reflex® for Illinois and Michigan growers only
  • The Fruiting Vegetables chapter now includes Devrinol 50DF-XT®.

Insect Management

  • The Asparagus chapter includes several new insect pests.
  • We added thresholds for thrips control and insecticide use to the Dry Bulb and Green Bunching Onion, Garlic, and Leek chapter.
  • The Cucurbit Crops, Legumes, and Potato chapters include new uses for Sivanto®.
  • We added Venom 70SG® to the Cucurbit Crops chapter.
  • The Cole Crops and Potato chapters now include Belay 2.13 SC®.
  • We removed Synapse® from the guide.
  • The Legumes chapter no longer includes Di-Syston SE®.

I hope you will purchase a hard copy of the ID-56 from the Purdue University Education Store (888-398-4636) or at one of the winter technical meetings such as the Horticultural Congress in January. Alternatively, visit mwveguide.org to get a free on-line version. Call Dan Egel to get more information.

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