Vegetarian Newsletter

Horticultural Sciences Department
A Vegetable Crops Extension Publication

May 2006



Announcements & News


The Vegetable Production Handbook

The latest edition of the Vegetable Production Handbook is now up and available online at The handbook provides up-to-date information on a wide variety of topics in vegetable production and will be of use to those in the vegetable industry or anyone growing vegetables in Florida.

New EDIS Postharvest Horticulture Publication

The first revision of the Handling Florida Vegetable Series, “Round and Roma Tomato Types” was just released by EDIS ( This completely new bulletin was written by Steve Sargent, Jeff Brecht and Teresa Olczyk and features the latest information from our studies with these tomato types, describing in detail handling procedures from harvest through shipping to ensure the highest quality. Important topics covered include: varieties, harvest maturity, dump tank management, grading, gas room management, temperature management, and shipping.


Direct link to BMP in Florida Vegetables & Agronomic Crops

Registration & hotel information for the 2006 Joint Meeting of the Florida State Horticultural Society and the Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida

Vegetable Field Day spring 2006 at NFREC- Quincy, Fl

Vegetable Growers BMP Twilight Field Day at NFREC-Suwannee Valley Live Oak, Fl