Additional Resources

The resources on this list are useful additions to any commercial vegetable grower's library. Many are online and free of charge; otherwise, contact the publisher for pricing information. Additional resources are mentioned in specific Crops and Pest Management sections.

Business and Marketing

The New Farmers' Market 2nd Edition. V. Corum, M. Rosenzweig, and E. Gibson. Waldorf, MD, SARE Outreach Publications, 2015.  Order by Phone: (301) 374-9696. Order Online:

The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook. R. Wiswall. White River Junction, VT, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009. Order by Phone: 800-639-4099. Order Online:


Pumpkin Production Guide. Ithaca, NY, PALS (formerly NRAES). Order by Phone: 607-255-7654. Order Online:

Sweet Corn Insect Management Field Scouting Guide. R. Hazzard. Northeast IPM Center/UMass Extension, 2012. Free Online:

Greenhouse and High Tunnels

Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook. A. Mefford. White River Junction, VT, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017. Phone: 800-639-4099. Order Online:

Greenhouse Engineering, NRAES-33. R.A. Aldrich, and J.W. Bartok. Ithaca, NY, PALS (formerly NRAES), 1994. Order by Phone: 607-255-7654. Free Online:

Greenhouse IPM with an Emphasis on Biocontrols. C. Thomas (Primary Author). University Park, PA. Penn State University, Publications Distribution Center, 2005. Order by Phone: 814-865-6713. Order Online:

New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide: A Management Guide for Insects, Diseases, Weeds and Growth Regulators, 2021-2022 Ed. Cooperative Extension Service in New England. Order Online:

Organic Production

Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual. C.L. Mohler and S.E. Johnson. Waldorf, MD, SARE Outreach Publications, 2009.  Order by Phone: (301) 779-1007. Free Online:

eOrganic, a site of eExtension, a part of cooperative extension service. Retrieved June 9, 2022. 

Organic Production Guides: Cole Crops, Cucumbers and Squash, Lettuce, Peas, Potatoes, Snap Beans, and Spinach, etc. A. Seaman. Ithaca, NY, NY State IPM Program, 2016. Free Online:

The New Organic Grower, 3rd edition. E. Coleman, White River Junction, VT, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018. Phone: 800-639-4099. Order Online:

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management, 2nd Ed. B. Caldwell et al. eds. Geneva, NY, New York State Ag. Expt. Station, 2013. Phone: 315-787-2248. Free Online:

National Organic Program Handbook, USDA:

Pest Management

Diseases and Pests Compendium Series: (Each crop is a separate publication) Bedding Plants, Bean, Beet, Brassica, Corn, Cucurbit, Lettuce, Onion and Garlic, Pepper, Peas, Potato, Strawberry, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Umbelliferous, etc.  D. Eastburn, (Editor in Chief). St. Paul, MN, APS Press. Order by Phone: 800-328-7560. Order online:

Diseases and Pests of Vegetable Crops in Canada. R.J. Howard, J.A. Garland, and W.L. Seaman (Eds). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Entomological Society of Canada, 1994. Free Online:

Integrated Crop and Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Vegetable Production. Cornell Cooperative Extension (Eds). Ithaca, NY. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2019. Phone: 607-255-7282. Order Online:

Manage Weeds on Your Farm. Charles L. Mohler, John R. Teasdale, Antonio DiTommaso. SARE Outreach Publications, 2021. Order by phone: (301) 779-1007

Steel in the Field: Guide to Weed Management Tools. G. Bowman (Ed). Beltsville, MD ,SARE Outreach Publications, 2002. Free Online:

Weeds of the Northeast. R.H. Uva, J.C. Neal, and J.M. Ditomaso. Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 1997. Phone: 607-277-2338. Order Online:


Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetables and Florist and Nursery Stocks. K. Cross, Y.W. Chien, and M. Saltveit, (Eds). Agricultural Research Service, Agriculture Handbook 66, 2016. Order print copy: Catherine Parsons, USDA-ARS Food Quality Laboratory, 10300 Baltimore Ave., Bldg.002, Beltsville, MD 20705. Free Online:

Soil Management

Building Soils for Better Crops, 3rd Edition. H. Van Es, and F. Magdoff. College Park, MD. SARE Outreach Publications, 2010. Order by phone: (301) 779-1007. Free Online:

Managing Cover Crops Profitability, 3rd Ed. A Clark, (Ed). Waldorf, MD, SARE Outreach Publications, 2013. Order by Phone: (301) 779-1007. Free Online

On Farm Composting Handbook. R. Rynk (Ed). Ithaca, NY. PALS (formerly NRAES), 1992. Order by Phone: 607-255-7654. Free Online:


Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers, 6th Ed. G.J. Hochmuth and R.G. Sideman. John Wiley and Sons, 2023. Order Online:

Production of Vegetables, Strawberries and Cut Flowers Using Plasticulture. W.J. Lamont. Ithaca, NY, PALS (formerly NRAES). Order by Phone: 607-255-7654. Order Online:

Sustainable Vegetable Production from Start-up to Market. V. Grubinger. Ithaca, NY, PALS (formerly NRAES), 1999. Order by Phone: 607-255-7654. Free Online:

Vegetables: Characteristics, Production and Marketing. L.C. Pierce. Indianapolis, IN, John Wiley and Sons, 1987. Order by Phone: 877-762-2974. Order Online:,+Production,+and+Marketing-p-9780471850229

Video Series for Vegetable Farmers: Farmers and their Diversified Horticultural Marketing Strategies, Farmers and their Ecological Sweet Corn Production Practices, High Tunnels: Low Cost Season Extension, Vegetable Farmers and their Innovative Cover Cropping Techniques, Vegetable Farmers and their Sustainable Tillage Practices, Vegetable Farmers and their Weed Control Machines.[DVDs] V. Grubinger, V. and M.J. Else, (Producers)  Burlington, VT, University of Vermont Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. Free Online: