Frost and Freeze Considerations in Vegetables Revisited

Gordon Johnson, Extension Vegetable & Fruit Specialist; As we move into October, frost becomes a factor in harvest and recovery of vegetables. Later in the fall, freezes can become a concern. The first frost on inland sites generally occurs… Continue Reading

Controlling Worm Pests in Cole Crops

David Owens, Extension Entomologist; Diamond back moth numbers have been elevated this season. Larvae are small, smooth, green, often hold their anal prolegs out in a V-shape and wiggle violently when disturbed. Imported cabbageworm on the other hand is… Continue Reading

Harvest and Post-Harvest Handling for Fall Vegetables – Leafy and Heading Crops

Gordon Johnson, Extension Vegetable & Fruit Specialist; Fall vegetable harvest will begin soon. For best quality and longevity of leafy and heading crops in the fall, it is important to reduce respiration and water loss from crops immediately after… Continue Reading

Prepare Now for Late Summer and Fall Harvests

Gordon Johnson, Extension Vegetable & Fruit Specialist; Plantings for late summer and fall harvested vegetables will be underway in the next few weeks. Timing these plantings can be a challenge, especially where multiple harvests are needed. Plantings from early… Continue Reading