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A vegetable garden in the summer time.

The 2024 Southeast U.S. Vegetable Crop Handbook is now available. The handbook represents a joint effort among Extension specialists and researchers from 12 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, 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 across the Southeast. 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, fertigation, plasticulture, postharvest handling, alternative pest management tools, and suggestions, as well as many other topics.

Sections Include

  • General Production Recommendations
  • Specific Crop Recommendations
  • Soil Pests—Their Detection and Control
  • Calibrating Chemical Application Equipment
  • Registered Fungicides, Insecticides, and Miticides For Vegetables
  • Insect Control for Commercial Vegetables
  • Disease Control for Commercial Vegetables
  • Chemical Weed Control in Vegetable Crops

Download a PDF of the 2024 Southeast U.S. Vegetable Crop Handbook.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator, employer, and provider. If you need a reasonable accommodation or language access services, contact Ayanava Majumdar at azm0024@aces.edu.

Alabama Extension and Auburn University Contributors


  • Ayanava Majumdar


  • Joe Kemble
  • Camila Rodrigues
  • Andre Luiz Biscaia Ribeiro da Silva

Plant Pathology

  • Ed Sikora