The content of this site is the same information that is published in the 2012-2013 printed edition of the New England Vegetable Management Guide.
The 2012-2013 New England Vegetable Management Guide is available in print and may be ordered online or from any of the New England Extension publication offices. When you purchase a copy of the Guide you will find color photos from the Northeast Vegetable and Strawberry Pest Identification Guide bound together with the Guide. The Pest Identification Guide may also be ordered separately.
This is a comprehensive guide for commercial vegetable growers with information on current production and pest management techniques for vegetable crops.
Introductory sections cover:
- General cultural practices for vegetables, including soil fertility and nutrients, soil management, cover crops, organic production, raised beds, irrigation, and much more.
- Pest management topics that are important on all vegetable crops, including weed, insect and disease management, integrated pest management, efficacy tables, biological controls and lower-risk pesticides, and pesticide safety.
- A comprehensive guide to vegetable transplant production.
In the crops section you will find recommended cultural practices, varieties and nutrient recommendations for each crop, along with specific information on management of weeds, insects and diseases for that crop or crop group. Pesticides for weeds, insects and diseases have been updated.
You can find color photographs of all the weeds, insects, diseases and non-pathogenic disorders that are mentioned on this website in Northeast Vegetable and Strawberry Pest Identification Guide. This is available online as a downloadable file. Use these two publications together to identify and manage your pests.
This manual is a collaborative effort of members of the Extension Vegetable Programs of the Universities of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. The information presented here has been updated as of August 2011 and contains the best available knowledge at the time of posting. The recommendations in this Guide are based on the best available knowledge at the time of printing. Any reference to commercial products, trade names or brand names is for educational purposes only, and no endorsement or approval is intended.
There are many Best Management Practices listed in this Guide. Click here for the Guide to Best Management Practices for Vegetable Crops in Massachusetts.
Regarding pesticide information provided in the New England Vegetable Management Guide: the user of this information assumes all risks for personal injury or property damage. If the information in this guide does not agree with the current labeling, follow the label instructions.The label is the law.