Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center

Vegetable Research and Extension

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Additional Resources

We have provided you with links to web sites which are not in the domain of Washington State University. We have provided these links as a service but do not endorse any commercial products, pest control recommendations, or attest to the accuracy of the information found on these non-WSU web sites.

Center for New Crops and Plant Products. Purdue University.

Commercial Agriculture Fact Sheets and Bulletins. This site covers field crops, blueberries, vegetable IPM programs, and tree fruit pest management. It also has marketing information.

Commercial Storage of Fruits, Vegetables and Florist and Nursery Stocks (USDA Handbook 66)

Commercial Vegetable Production Guidelines. Oregon State University, Department of Horticulture. An excellent on-line guide to commercial vegetable crop production for the Pacific Northwest. A list of crops from arugula to zucchini. Includes production, harvesting, soil fertility, and pest control. Site includes: 

  • Commercial vegetable production guidelines
  • OSU Plant Disease Control Guide
  • Links to on-line commercial vegetable guides from other states
  • Links to other agricultural sites
  • Market and shipping prices
  • Fruit and vegetable reports
  • Seed company addresses 

Composted Animal Manures: Precautions and Processing. Composting and sanitation, pathogenic microorganisms, measurement and monitoring of pathogens.

Guide for Fruits and Seeds. United States Department of Agriculture.

Mississippi State University Organic Fruit and Vegetable Web Page. Contains organic information resources, organic vegetable IPM guide, nonchemical weed control for homeowners, and the organic gardening section of the Organic Tabloid. Site maintained by Mississippi State University.

New Cultivation Tools for Mechanical Weed Control in Vegetables. Factsheet on flex-tine harrows, brush hoes, finger weeders, Bezzerides tools and more.

Organic Materials Review Board (OMRI). OMRI is a nonprofit organization created to benefit the organic community and the general public. Its primary mission is to publish and disseminate generic and specific (brand name) lists of materials allowed and prohibited for use in the production, processing, and handling of organic food and fiber. 

Plant Problem Diagnosis. WSU Puyallup Plant Clinic provides diagnostic support for commercial agriculture and consumer horticultural clients in Washington State. The clinic provides plant problem assessment, disease diagnosis, and plant and insect identification. We are not equipped to handle samples from other areas of the country or the world.

The Current USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones. The map is available as an interactive GIS-based map, for which a broadband Internet connection is recommended, and as static images for those with slower Internet access. Users may also simply type in a ZIP Code and find the hardiness zone for that area.

PNW Vegetable Extension Group. The site includes:

  • WSU Vegetable Pathology experts
  • Newsletter
  • Vegetables in Washington
  • Vegetable Events
  • Vegetable Disease Photo Gallery
  • Diagnostic and Management Resources

Our pages provide links to external sites for the convenience of users. WSU Extension does not manage these external sites, nor does Extension review, control, or take responsibility for the content of these sites. These external sites do not implicitly or explicitly represent official positions and policies of WSU Extension.

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