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The Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers Group (SEVEW) is proud to offer you the 24th edition of the Southeastern U.S. 2023 Vegetable Crop Handbook. For this edition, we have partnered with Great American Media. We are excited about this continued partnership and look forward to working with Great American Media as we provide growers, crop advisers, county educators, Extension agents, and specialists throughout the southeastern United States with this handbook.

This handbook represents a joint effort among Extension specialists and researchers from 14 land-grant universities in the U.S. who work in the area of vegetable production. These specialists and researchers represent a wide array of disciplines: agricultural engineering, entomology, food safety, olericulture (vegetable production), plant pathology, postharvest physiology, soil science, and weed science.

This handbook comprises up-to-the-minute information developed from research and Extension projects conducted throughout the southeastern United States. The key idea behind this handbook is to provide you with a practical resource that conveniently fits on your dashboard. It contains the information that you need to manage your vegetable crops, including which varieties to plant, planting dates, fertilizer recommendations, cover crop selection and conservation tillage options, pesticide selection, grafting, fer-tigation, plasticulture, postharvest handling, alternative pest management tools and suggestions, as well as many other topics.

Download a digital version of the 2023 Southeast U.S. Vegetable Crop Handbook from Vegetable Growers News

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Cover Page of the 2023 Southeastern U.S. Vegetable Crop Handbook


Auburn University
Weed Science, University of Arkansas
Clemson University, Entomology
Associate Professor
Weed Science
Extension Associate, Vegetable and Herbaceous Ornamental Pathology
Entomology & Plant Pathology
Auburn University, Food Safety
Extension Entomology Specialist (Fruits/Vegetables)
Entomology & Plant Pathology
University of Tennessee, Entomology

Publication date: March 7, 2023

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