Maynard, Elizabeth, "Midwest Vegetable Trial Report for 2014" (2015). Midwest Vegetable Trial Reports. Paper 99.
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variety trials, vegetables, high tunnel, biochar, organic production, grafting, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins
This is a compilation of 30 research trial reports from seven land-grant universities in the midwestern and northeastern United States. Crops covered include Asian vegetables (Napa cabbage, pak choy or bok choi, mizuna, tatsoi, Yukina savoy, komatsuna, senposai, and Tokyo bekana) broccoli, cantaloupe, cucumber, kohlrabi, pepper, potato, pumpkin, radish, sweet corn, tomato, and watermelon. Several crops were evaluated in high tunnels or hoophouses. Most trials compared different cultivars or varieties. Four reports addressed specific growing practices: the use of hairy vetch to supply nitrogen, biochar use in a high tunnel bag culture system, effects of organic soil amendments, and scion-rootstock compatibility for grafted tomatoes. One report evaluated fungicides for managing powdery mildew in pumpkin.