References and Resources

The resources on this list are useful additions to any commercial vegetable grower's library. Many are on-line and free of charge; otherwise, contact the publisher for pricing information.

  1. Building Soils for Better Crops. SARE Outreach Publications, PO Box 753, Waldorf, MD 20604-0753. Phone: 301-374-9696. http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books
  2. Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetables and Florist and Nursery Stocks. USDA Handbook 66. www.ba.ars.usda.gov/hb66/contents.html
  3. Compendia of crop diseases: (Each crop is a separate publication) Brassicas, Sweet Potato, Potato, Lettuce, Onion, Corn, Tomato, Bean, Strawberry, Cucurbits, Pepper, and Peas, etc.  APS Press, 3340 Knob Pilot Road, St. Paul, MN 55121. Phone: 800-328-7560. www.shopapspress.org
  4. Crop Protection Handbook. Meister Publishing Co., 37481 Euclid Ave, Willoughby, OH 44094. Phone: 800-572-7740. http://store.meistermedia.com/crop-protection/
  5. Diseases and Pests of Vegetable Crops in Canada. The Entomological Society of Canada, 393 Winston Ave., Ottawa, Ontario. Canada K2A 1Y8. Phone: 613-725-2619. http://phytopath.ca/publications/diseases-of-vegetable-crops-in-canada/
  6. eOrganic agriculture information. National on-line Extension information system. www.extension.org/organic%20production
  7. Fact sheets on organic vegetable production, soils and compost, pest management, greenhouse growing, farm energy, etc. ATTRA, PO Box 3657, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Phone: 800-346-9140. www.attra.org
  8. Greenhouse Engineering. PALS (formerly NRAES), PO Box 4557, Ithaca, NY 14852-4557. Phone: 607-255-7654. http://palspublishing.cals.cornell.edu/
  9. Greenhouse IPM Manual.  Penn State University, Publications Distribution Center, 112 Agr. Admin. Building, University Park, PA 16802. Phone: 814-865-6713 http://extension.psu.edu/ipm/program/greenhouse/greenhouse-manual
  10. Growing for Market, newsletter for direct marketers. 966 E 800th Rd, Lawrence, KS 66047. Phone: 785-748-0605. www.growingformarket.com
  11. Insect Pests of Farm, Garden and Orchard. 1987. John Wiley & Sons, 10475 Crosspoint  Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46256. Phone: 877-762-2974. www.wiley.com
  12. IPM Guide for Connecticut Cole Crops. University of Connecticut, Communications Resource Center, 1376 Storrs Rd U-4035, Storrs, CT 06269-4035. Phone: 860-486-3336. http://www.store.uconn.edu/
  13. Integrated Crop and Pest Management Guidelines for Vegetable Crops. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Distribution Center, Box 1043, Ithaca, NY 14850. Phone: 607-255-7282. www.nysaes.cornell.edu/recommends
  14. Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers. John Wiley and Sons, 10475 Crosspoint Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46256. Phone: 877-762-2974. www.wiley.com
  15. Managing Cover Crops Profitability. SARE Outreach Publications, PO Box 753, Waldorf, MD 20604-0753.  Phone: (301) 374-9696. www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books
  16. Massachusetts IPM Guidelines: Crop Specific Definitions. UMass Extension Bookstore, 101 University Dr., Amherst, MA 01002. Phone: 413-545-5537. https://ag.umass.edu/integrated-pest-management/ipm-by-commodity
  17. The New Farmers' Market. SARE Outreach Publications, PO Box 753, Waldorf, MD 20604-0753. Phone: 301-374-9696. www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books
  18. The New Organic Grower. Chelsea Green Publishing, 85 North Main Street, White River Jct., Vermont 05001. Phone: 800-639-4099 www.chelseagreen.com
  19. Northeast Pepper IPM Manual. University of Connecticut, Communications Resource Center, 1376 Storrs Rd U-4035, Storrs, CT 06269-4035. Phone: 860-486-3336. http://www.store.uconn.edu/
  20. Northeast Sweet Corn Production and IPM Manual. University of Connecticut, Communications Resource Center, 1376 Storrs Rd U-4035, Storrs, CT 06269-4035. Phone: 860-486-3336. http://www.store.uconn.edu/
  21. On Farm Composting Handbook. PALS (formerly NRAES), PO Box 4557, Ithaca, NY 14852-4557. Phone: 607-255-7654. http://palspublishing.cals.cornell.edu/
  22. Production of Vegetables, Strawberries and Cut Flowers Using Plasticulture. PALS (formerly NRAES), PO Box 4557, Ithaca, NY 14852-4557. Phone: 607-255-7654. http://palspublishing.cals.cornell.edu/
  23. Pumpkin Production Guide. PALS (formerly NRAES), PO Box 4557, Ithaca, NY 14852-4557. Phone: 607-255-7654. http://palspublishing.cals.cornell.edu/
  24. Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management. New York State Ag. Expt. Station, 630 W. North St., Geneva, NY 14456. Phone: 315-787-2248. http://web.pppmb.cals.cornell.edu/resourceguide/
  25. Sharing the Harvest: Guide to CSA's. Chelsea Green Publishing, 85 North Main Street, White River Jct., Vermont 05001. Phone: 800-639-4099. www.chelseagreen.com
  26. Steel in the Field: Guide to Weed Management Tools. SARE Outreach Publications, PO Box 753, Waldorf, MD 20604-0753. Phone: 301-374-9696. www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Books
  27. Sustainable Vegetable Production from Start-up to Market. PALS (formerly NRAES), PO Box 4557, Ithaca, NY 14852-4557. Phone: 607-255-7654. http://palspublishing.cals.cornell.edu/
  28. Sweet Corn Insect Management Field Scouting Guide. Northeast IPM Center/UMass Extension. http://www.northeastipm.org/neipm/assets/File/NRCS-Resources/Sweet-Corn-IPM-Field-Scouting-Guide.pdf
  29. University of Connecticut Extension Vegetable Program http://ipm.uconn.edu/root/
  30. University of Massachusetts Extension Vegetable Program  https://ag.umass.edu/vegetable
  31. University of Maine Extension Vegetable Program
    http://umaine.edu/agriculture/programs/vegetables/
  32. University of New Hampshire Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program
    http://extension.unh.edu/Agric/AGFVC.htm
  33. University of Vermont Extension Vegetable and Berry Program
    http://www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry
  34. Vegetables: Characteristics, Production and Marketing. John Wiley and Sons, 10475 Crosspoint Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46256. Phone: 877-762-2974. www.wiley.com
  35. Vegetable Diseases and their Control. John Wiley and Sons, 10475 Crosspoint Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46256. Phone: 877-762-2974. www.wiley.com
  36. Vegetable Insect Management. Meister Publishing Co., 37481 Euclid Ave, Willoughby, OH 44094. Phone: 800-572-774. http://store.meistermedia.com/vegetable-insect-management-w-bonus-cd-rom/
  37. Weeds of the Northeast. Cornell University Press, 512 East State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. Phone: 607-277-2338. www.cornellpress.cornell.edu
  38. Videos for Vegetable Farmers. UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 106 High Point Center, Colchester, VT 05446. Phone: 802-656-5459. www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/Videos/videos.html

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