Forms and Instructions for Submitting a Sample for:

Biosolids Analysis
Disease Diagnosis
Insect Identification
Nematode Analysis
Plant Forage Analysis
Soil Analysis
Water Analysis


Soils and Fertilizers

Table III-1. Common Incomplete Fertilizers or Farm-Type Fertilizers
Table III-2. Comparison of Conventional and Slow Release Fertilizers
Table III-3. Approximate Nutrient Content of Manures and Suggested Yearly Rates of Application per 1,000 Square Feet of Area
Table III-4. A List of Commonly Used Fertilizers and Salt Index or Burn Potential
Table III-5. Crop Response to Salinity

Cultural Practices

Table IV-1. Relative Vegetable Water Needs
Table IV-2. Nitrogen Requirements for Fertigation of Vegetable Crops
Table IV-3. Degree of Toxicity of Pesticides on Honeybees


Table V-1. Principal Data Needed for Farm Irrigation System Design
Table V-2. Typical Overall On-farm Efficiencies for Various Types of Irrigation Systems (adapted from James, 1988)
Table V-3. Comparison of Irrigation Systems in Relation to Site and Situation Factors
Table V-4. Annual Maintenance, Repairs, and Depreciation for Irrigation System Components
Table V-5. Required Flow Rate Capacity of Irrigation Wells
Table V-6. Approximate Maximum Flow Rate in Different Pipe Sizes to keep Velocity at 5 ft/sec
Table V-7. Approximate Friction Losses in Feet of Head per 100 Feet of Pipe
Table V-8. Interpretation of Tensiometer Readings for Vegetables
Table V-9. Maximum Water Infiltration Rate in Various Soil Types
Table V-10. Recommended Chemical Treatments for Selected Conditions
Table V-11. Possible Causes of Changes in Irrigation System Flow

Insect Management

Table VI-1. Vegetable Varieties that have shown Some Resistance to Specific Insect Pests

Disease Management

Table VII-1 Characteristics to evaluate when Diagnosing Diseases
Table VII-2. Grouping of Vegetables based on Susceptibility to Similar Diseases
Table VII-3. Common Diseases of Specific Vegetables and their Control

Chemical Application and Safety

Table IX-1. Summary of Sprayer Types
Table IX-2. Nozzle height for flat fan nozzles
Table IX-3. Normal Hose Flow Rates
Table IX-4. Materials Used in the Manufacture of Nozzles
Table IX-5. Spray calibration distances for different tip spacing (a boom with 2 or more tips) or spray pattern widths (a single tip)
Table IX-6. Required Distance to Travel at Different Nozzle Spacing
Table IX-7. Conversion Table

Harvesting and Handling

Table X-1. Cooling Methods for Vegetables
Table X-2. Effect of pH on Amount of Active Chlorine in Solution
Table X-3. Chilling Injury Symptoms
Table X-4. Susceptibility of Fruits and Vegetables to Freezing Injury

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