Ohio Vegetable Production Guide Updated and Merged with New Regional Guide
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension's Ohio Vegetable
Production Guide (Bulletin 672) has been discontinued but most of its content, including
cultural, varietal, and pesticide recommendations, have been merged with an
existing regional publication, an OSU Extension specialist said.
The Midwest Vegetable Production Guide (Bulletin 948 for Ohio)
is a regional publication involving seven states, including Ohio, published by Purdue
University Extension. OSU Extension and Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) vegetable
specialists are contributors to the new guide, ensuring the information within
the document will reflect current recommendations applicable to Ohio farming
operations, said Jim Jasinski, an OSU Extension educator and Integrated Pest Management
OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms,
respectively, of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental
The states included in the regional guide are Iowa,
Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota and Ohio.
“Ohio growers should find the new comprehensive guide filled
with the same information that was previously published in the former guide,” Jasinski
said. “If there is specific content growers notice missing, please contact us
and we’ll try to include that information next year.”
A change for Ohio growers in the new guide is the
arrangement of the chapters by crop grouping instead of individual crops, Jasinski
“For example, tomato, pepper and eggplant are all placed in
a ‘Fruiting Vegetables’ chapter,” he said. “Also included in the guide are
icons indicating reduced risk, biopesticides and organic-approved pesticides.”
The Midwest Vegetable Production Guide is now available at OSU
Extension county offices statewide for $10. The guide can also be purchased
online at OSU Extension’s Media Distribution Store (http://estore.osu-extension.org) for
$10 plus tax and shipping.
A free PDF version of the document can be found online at http://www.btny.purdue.edu/pubs/id/id-56/.
For more information, contact Jasinski at 937-484-1526 or
firstname.lastname@example.org; Celeste Welty, OSU Extension Department of Entomology at 614-292-2803 or email@example.com;
or Cindy McCain, OSU Extension Media Distribution at 614-292-1607 or