Appendix 6 – References

Food & feed crops of the United States. 1998. G. M. Markle, J. J. Baron, & B. A. Schneider. ISBN 1892829-002. Provides descriptions of more than 800 food, feed, and fiber crops plus details on pesticide clearance requirements (plant samples for residue evaluation, projected use in livestock diets, and sample collections by EPA regions) plus details on Crop Groups. This book is essential for anyone involved in planning field or lab work in the pesticide registration process. ISBN 1-892829-00-2, Meister Pub., Willoughby, OH.

Pest management practices in Texas vegetables. 2002. D.T. Smith, M. Harris, and TX Liu. 2002. Am. Entomologist 48:236-242. The paper presents a 10 year history of the changes in insecticide use in Texas vegetables (in terms of changes in pounds applied, chemistry, and environmental documentation), and an assessment of IPM impacts, with cabbage and onions as surrogate crops.

Crop Profiles. 1999 to 2004. R. Holloway and D. T. Smith. Detailed summaries of production
practices, pests, and cultural and chemical methods of control, and pesticide use data on numerous agronomic and horticultural crops. Crop Profiles for Texas include: alfalfa, cantaloupes, carrots, cotton, cotton byproducts (gin trash), honey dew melons, onions, peanuts, pecans, potatoes, pumpkins, sesame, spinach, sorghum, sugarcane, sweet potatoes, and watermelons may be found at http://www/

Crop Briefs. 1998 to 2000. D. T. Smith and J. Anciso. These short, colorful 2-page briefing papers, highlight key points on the production, pests, and pesticides in several Texas crops, including: cantaloups and honeydews, carrots, citrus, cotton, corn, grain sorghum, onions, peanuts, pumpkins, rice, sugarcane, watermelons, and wheat and may be viewed or printed at Crop Briefs. We appreciated grower support in making these papers possible.

New crops, New uses, New markets: Industrial and Commercial products from U.S. agriculture. 1992 USDA Yearbook of Ag. Reviews of new products and uses of traditional crops and products from new or non-traditional crops, renewable/bio-fuels and new industrial crops.

Southern Herb Growing. 1987. Hill and Barclay. On common herbal plants and uses.

Texas Agricultural Statistics. Production data acres planted, harvested, yields, prices, and regional production of major agronomic, fruit, and vegetable crops. Commonly published annually and available on line at or a printed copy on request from USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Texas Produce Directory. Brief description and lists of producers and shippers of numerous fruit and vegetable crops. Published by the “Go Texas” program in the Texas Department of Agriculture.

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