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Home  > Horticultural Crops

Horticultural Crops


Woman holding box of broccoli in a fieldThis series spans six principal topic areas:

These resources offer detailed information on production of specific horticultural crops, focusing on sustainable and organic production methods for traditional produce, and also introducing a range of alternative crops and enterprises. In these publications you can find information on strategies for more sustainable greenhouse and field production of everything from lettuce to trees.

Fruits

Publications

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Apples: Organic Production Guide - IP020

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Blueberries: Organic Production - IP021

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Cherries: Organic Production - IP463

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Community Orchards - IP446

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Grapes: Organic Production - IP031

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Organic Culture of Bramble Fruits - IP022

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Organic Orchard, Vineyard, and Berry Crop Documentation Forms - IP238

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Pawpaw — A "Tropical" Fruit for Temperate Climates - IP373

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Peaches: Organic and Low-Spray Production - IP047

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Pears: Organic Production - IP167

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Persimmons, Asian and American - IP375

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Plums, Apricots, and Their Crosses: Organic and Low-Spray Production - IP386

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Strawberries: Organic Production - IP046

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Tree Fruits: Organic Production Overview - IP028

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Links to Other Fruit Production Information

Appalachian Fruit Research Station
Fruit and Nut Research Information Center
Grape IPM in the Northeast
Northeastern IPM Center: Fruit
Organic Tree Fruit Association
OrganicA
a resource for organic apple production
Virtual Orchard
for sustainable apple production

 

Vegetables

Publications

An Illustrated Guide to Growing Safe Produce on Your Farm - IP382

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Cole Crops and Other Brassicas: Organic Production - IP175

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Edamame: Vegetable Soybean - IP286

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Garlic: Organic Production - IP320

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Guía Ilustrada para Producir Alimentos Seguros en su Granja: Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas - SP382

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Market Gardening: A Start-up Guide - IP195

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Organic Allium Production - IP138

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Organic Asparagus Production - CT100

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Organic Greenhouse Tomato Production - IP190

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Organic Market Farm Documentation Forms - IP285

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Organic Pumpkin and Winter Squash Marketing and Production - IP371

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Organic Tomato Production - IP439

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Potatoes: Organic Production and Marketing - IP337

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Resource Guide to Organic and Sustainable Vegetable Production - IP188

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Scheduling Vegetable Plantings for Continuous Harvest - IP323

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Specialty Lettuce & Greens: Organic Production - CT117

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Specialty Vegetables - CT161

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Start a Farm in the City - IP350

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Sweet Corn: Organic Production - IP336

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Sweetpotato: Organic Production - CT128

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Links to Other Vegetable Production Information

Cover Crops for Sustainable Production
Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2013
Organic Vegetable Production in California Series
Principles and Practices of Organic Seed Production
Organic Seed Alliance
VegEdge - Vegetable IPM Resource for the Midwest
Vegetable Production Guides
Oregon State University
Weed Control for Commercial Vegetable Crops
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Herbs and Flowers

Publications

Edible Flowers - CT145

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Ginseng, Goldenseal, and Other Native Roots - IP115

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Herb Production in Organic Systems - IP224

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Hops: Organic Production - CT115

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Lavender Production, Products, Markets, and Entertainment Farms - IP243

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Specialty Cut Flower Production and Marketing - IP025

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Woody Ornamentals for Cut Flower Growers - CT163

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Links to Other Herb & Flower Production Information

Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers

 

Greenhouse Production

Publications

Aquaponics — Integration of Hydroponics with Aquaculture - IP163

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Compost Heated Greenhouses - CT137

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Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Aphid Control - IP149

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Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Thrips Control - IP148

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Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Whitefly Control - IP168

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Herbs: Organic Greenhouse Production - IP164

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Integrated Pest Management for Greenhouse Crops - IP144

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Organic Greenhouse Tomato Production - IP190

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Organic Greenhouse Vegetable Production - IP078

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Plug and Transplant Production for Organic Systems - IP160

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Potting Mixes for Certified Organic Production - IP112

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Season Extension Techniques for Market Gardeners - IP035

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Small-Scale Intensive Farm Publications CD - IP418

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Solar Greenhouses - IP142

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Sustainable Season Extension: Considerations for Design - IP416

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Sustainable Small-scale Nursery Production - IP104

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Links to Other Greenhouse Production Information

Controlled Environment Agriculture
Cornell University
Controlled Environment Agriculture Center
University of Arizona
Greenhouse Growing
Hightunnels.org

 

Agroforestry

Publications

Agroforestry: An Overview - IP155

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Sustainable Pecan Production - IP077

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Sustainable Small-scale Nursery Production - IP104

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Woody Ornamentals for Cut Flower Growers - CT163

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Links to Other Agroforestry Information

Association for Temperate Agroforestry
Reforestation, Nurseries, & Genetics Resources (RNGR)
This key USDA Forest Service site contains extensive technical information about raising forest and conservation seedlings and about raising native plants and seedlings. Offers USDA Agriculture Handbooks on nursery production and the following free periodicals: /Forest Nursery Notes/, /Native Plants Journal /(with Indiana University), and /Tree Planters’ Notes /(with Oregon State University).
The Native Plants Network
This one-of-its-kind searchable database contains more than 2,800 protocols for producing native plants.
USDA National Agroforestry Center

 

Other Horticultural Topics

Publications

Alternative Pollinators: Native Bees - IP126

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Beekeeping/Apiculture - IP229

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Community Orchards - IP446

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Companion Planting: Basic Concepts & Resources - IP125

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Crop Insurance Options for Specialty, Diversified, and Organic Farmers - IP438

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Equipment & Tools for Small-Scale Intensive Crop Production - IP417

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Guide for Organic Crop Producers - IP225

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Mushroom Cultivation and Marketing - IP087

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Organic Market Farm Documentation Forms - IP285

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Organic Orchard, Vineyard, and Berry Crop Documentation Forms - IP238

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Postharvest Handling of Fruits and Vegetables - IP116

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Pressure-Treated Wood: Organic and Natural Alternatives - IP362

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Season Extension Techniques for Market Gardeners - IP035

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Seed Production and Variety Development for Organic Systems - IP272

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Specialty Crops for Cold Climates - IP414

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Sprouts and Wheatgrass Production and Marketing - IP139

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Sustainable Turf Care - IP123

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Transgenic Crops - IP189

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Wheatgrass Production - CT176

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