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Agriculture in Whatcom County

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Vegetables

 

Resource Guide for Organic Insect Disease Management
Guide is divided into three sections. First section provides cultural information and management practices for a number of important vegetable crop groups. The second section contains a set of generic fact sheets about specific materials that can be used in organic systems. The last section contains appendices with useful information about additional practices, such as plant resistance, trap cropping, habitats for beneficial insects, pesticide regulation, and additional resources.

Pacific Northwest Vegetable Production Guides
These guides were adapted by the Oregon State University Extension Service from Oregon and Pacific NW publications, from publications of other public institutions, published and unpublished research, and the professional experience of OSU faculty and some colleagues in agribusiness. Oregon State University Extension

Pacific Northwest Insect Management Handbook
Primary reference document for managing agricultural insect pests in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook
Searchable guide with helpful menus and photos.

Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook
A quick and ready reference of weed control practices used in various cropping systems or site/situations in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

British Columbia Agriculture: Interactive Vegetable Production Guides

Anthracnose on Lettuce
Since the 1930s, lettuce anthracnose has been known to cause damage to lettuce fields in western Washington. Historically, the disease has not been very serious except when fields are cropped continuously to lettuce. Washington State University, November 1997

Baby Corn – Farming West of the Cascades (pdf)
Topics in the publication include: general information about baby corn, growing baby corn, selecting a variety, soil testing and applications, seed sources, and marketing of baby corn. Washington State University Extension, 2000

Botrytis Neck Rot of Onion
White varieties of onions are more susceptible than red and yellow, but all are affected by this gray felt-like mold of the Botrytis fungus. Explains symptoms and control and includes a color photograph to aid diagnosis. Washington State University Extension, January 1986

Carrot Rust Fly
This insect attacks carrots, parsnips, celery, celeriac, and parsley. Maggots feed on and in roots in late summer and fall. Floating row covers and cultural controls recommended. Washington State University Extension, May 1997

Caterpiller Pests of the Cabbage Family (pdf)
The imported cabbage worm, diamondback moth, several loopers, and a number of cutworms and armyworms all thrive on members of the cabbage family. Control methods are offered as are discussions and full color photographs of the pests. Washington State University Extension, June 2010

Club Root of Cabbage and Other Crucifers (pdf)
Club root is a disease which affects crucifer plants belonging to the mustard family. This publication gives causes and controls of club root. Washington State University Extension, April 2004

Common Bacterial Blight and Halo Blight: Two Bacterial Diseases of Phytosanitary Significance for Bean Crops in Washington State (pdf)
This fact sheet has been prepared to increase awareness of seed-borne bacterial diseases that afflict bean plants—both edible bean crops and bean seed crops. Washington State University Extension, July 2011

Corn Earworm (pdf)
The corn earworm (Heliothis zea) is the most destructive insect pest of corn in the U.S. This pamphlet highlights life cycle, damage, control methods, and includes color photographs of the adult and larval stages. Washington State University Extension, March 2003

Edamame Production (pdf)
This publication is part of the Farming West of the Cascades series. Edamame is a traditional Japanese vegetable that is growing in popularity in the United States. Washington State University Extension, March 2000

Growing Wasabi in the Pacific Northwest (pdf)
This publication describes wasabi cultivar selection, propagation methods, growing environments, irrigation and fertilizer needs, planting requirements, weed control, harvest considerations, storage, and how to deal with pests and diseases. Washington State University Extension, May 2008

Market Vegetable Gardens: Planning for Success (pdf)
This publication presents an overview of what is involved with producing vegetables for profit, including field considerations such as soil fertility and greenhouse requirements, and financial aspects such as crop revenue, labor, and marketing. Washington State University Extension, December 2010

Pea Shoots (pdf)
This publication tells about the climate, soils, fertilizers, selecting a variety to plant, planting, pest control, irrigation, harvesting, storage, marketing, and nutritional value of pea shoots. Washington State University Extension, June 2003

Physiological Leaf Roll of Tomato (pdf)
A fact sheet prepared by The Pacific Northwest Vegetable Extension Group, who contribute expertise in plant pathology, horticulture, and entomology to help identify and offer solutions to vegetable problems in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. A Pacific Northwest Extension Publication, June 2011

Portable Field Hoophouse (pdf)
A guide to design and install a portable field hoophouse.  Washington State University Extension, June 2009

Sweet Corn Varieties for Western Washington (pdf)
Chart lists weeks from planting to maturity, seed source, and comments for 17 varieties. Washington State University Extension, Reprinted July 1981

Vegetable Grafting: Eggplants and Tomatoes (pdf)
This fact sheet provides brief descriptions of how to prepare plant material for grafting, some general considerations for grafting, the most common techniques used to graft eggplant and tomato, healing grafted plants, and transplanting and maintaining grafted plants in the field. Washington State University Extension, October 2011

Vegetable Grafting: The Healing Chamber (pdf)
A healing chamber is a small covered structure that maximizes humidity and reduces light to allow grafted plants to heal. This fact sheet provides step-by-step instructions for constructing and managing a healing chamber. Washington State University Extension, October 2011

 

 

 

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