Crop Nutrient Survey Results for Five Vegetable Crops in Dade County, Florida

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  • 1 1Univ. of Florida, Dade County Extension Service, Homestead, FL 33030
  • 2 2Univ. of Florida, Tropical Research & Education Center, Homestead, FL 33031
  • 3 3Univ. of Florida, SW Florida Research & Education Center, Immokalee, FL 33934
  • 4 4Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611

A baseline survey was conducted to determine grower fertilizer management practices for five vegetable crops: beans, malanga, potatoes, sweet corn, and squash. This was done in conjunction with a 3-year replicated fertility trial with four vegetable crops (1993–94 through 1995–96) in the Homestead area. Questions included: fertilizer rates and timing, source(s) of fertilizer recommendations, soil and tissue testing, irrigation, changes in practices, summer cover crops, rock plowing, spacing, and type of fertilizer used. Survey results will be presented.

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