Cultivating Vegetable Crops Successfully

Many operations are expanding to include vegetable plants and herbs to diversify their product offerings. Pre-finished containers of fruiting vegetables and herb plants are a convenient addition to an operation as they can be produced at the same time as spring and summer ornamental portfolios. Fruiting vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers, and herbs such as basil and rosemary, are popular favorites and well-suited for patio containers or garden transplants.

Downy mildew on cucumber
Downy mildew on cucumber
Gary Vallad, University of Florida/IFAS

Protecting Edible Crops

While new varieties are often created and screened for resistance to certain diseases, scouting and being aware of common pests is still an important step in successfully producing edible crops. Leaf spots, powdery and downy mildew, as well as two-spotted spider mites and whiteflies are a few pests you should keep an eye out for.

Products to Incorporate for Vegetable Production

Syngenta has several products registered to help protect vegetable and herb plants grown for resale in the retail market, including the latest innovation, Postiva fungicide. Each has demonstrated effective control of many common diseases and insects that can affect vegetable production. Please consult the respective labels for specific directions on rates, use applications and labeled crops.

Insect Control


Fruiting Vegetables

MOAProduct
(active ingredient)
Insect
Targets
Brassica
/Cole
Bulb cropsCucurbitsEggplantPeppersTomatoesLeafy
Vegetables
Herbs
17Citation® insect
growth regulator
Leafminers
Fungus gnats
Shore flies
xxx
xxx
9aEndeavor®
insecticide*
Aphids
Whiteflies
x
xxxxx
4aFlagship® 25WG
insecticide*
Aphids
Leafminers
Whtieflies


xxxx


Disease Control


Fruiting Vegetables

MOAProduct
(active ingredient)
Insect
Targets
Brassica
/Cole
Bulb cropsCucurbitsEggplantPeppersTomatoesLeafy
Vegetables
Herbs
11Heritage®
fungicide*
Leafspots
Downy & powdery
mildews
Rust
xxxxxxxx
40Micora® fungicideDowny mildew
Phytophthora
crown rot & Foliar
blight
x

xxxxBasil
7+11Mural® fungicideLeaf spots
Downy & powdery
mildews


xxxx

7+3Postiva fungicideLeaf spots
Powdery mildew


xxxx

49Segovis® fungicide*Downy mildew






Basil
4Subdue Maxx®
fungicide*
Downy mildew
Damping off
(Pythium spp.)
Phytophthora
crown rot & Foliar
blight
x
xxxxxx
*Registered for use on non-bearing fruits and nuts


Beneficial Compatibility

Beneficial insects are often used to control insect pests during vegetable production. Knowing whether a chemical product is safe to use with beneficials is critical for a successful program and saves time and resources. The compatibility of the following insecticides and BCAs have been tested to help you avoid trial and error.

InsecticideO.
insidiosus
A.
cucumeris
S.
scimitus
D.
coriaria
S.
feltiae
P.
persimilis
A.
andersoni
D.
isaea
A.
aphidimyza
ChrysopaAphidius
spp
Citation11131211441
Endeavor11111111111
Flagship
25WG
41111111111
ClassPopulation Effect
10-25% reduction
226-50% reduction
351-75% reduction
4>75% reduction

Learn more about solutions for vegetable crops at GreenCastOnline.com/Vegetables and download our vegetable and basil production brochures.

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