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Vegetable factsheets - Guide to factsheets at this and other Cornell websites.

'Clean' Sweet Corn - Research project cuts pests naturally.

Cornell squash named All-American Bush Delicata is tasty, disease-resistant, and bred from an .
Avoid the late blight blues
Save your tomatoes and help prevent a repeat of 2009.
Vegetable Varieties for GardenersVegetable Varieties for Gardeners - Citizen Science site describes more than 5,000 vegetable varieties, including seed sources. Gardeners rate and review which perform best in their gardens. "Like an for vegetable varieties, only we don't sell the seed." News release.
Look out for late blight - This aggressive disease affecting tomatoes and potatoes was worse than ever in 2009. More info.
See what late blight looks like.
Vegetable gardening highlights:
Soil basics
Growing guides
Varieties for NY Gardeners
Growing in containers
Local Extension offices
Economy fueling surge in vegetable gardening

Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners website featured on 'Real Dirt Radio' - Garden writer Ken Druse interviews Sr. Extension Associate Lori Bushway about our Vegetable Varieties website, where you can read about, rate and find sources for more than 5,000 varieties. Download mp3 podcast.

Cornell online resources:

Home Gardening - Vegetables
- Includes growing guides for more than 50 vegetables, a garden tour, and factsheets on basic techniques, insect pests, plant diseases, and common problems.

Selected List of Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners in New York State - Updated for 2010. Our latest list of vegetables that are well-adapted for home gardens in New York.

Vegetable MD Online - Vegetable disease information from the Dept. of Plant Pathology including pictures and factsheets that can help you identify and cope with diseases. While much of the information is targeted at commercial growers, some of the information is useful for gardeners.

Weed Control for the Home Vegetable Garden [20 MB .pdf, 1989] - Mechanical, cultural and chemical strategies. See Pesticide Management Education Program and read labels for updated herbicide recommendations.

Ask the plant doctors - General information on how to diagnose plant problems, plus What's wrong with my tomatoes?, Watering tomatoes drip by drip, and a searchable database of tomato Q&As

Deer defenses - A round-up of information to help you keep deer at bay.

Cornell Vegetables - Targeted to commercial growers, but possibly of interest to serious vegetable gardeners.

Fresh now from New York farms - Consumer guide to New York produce. How to choose the best fruits and vegetables in season, nutritional value, storage suggestions, recipes and other tips.

Cooperative Extension print publications:

Pest management guideline series includes Pest Management Guide for Control of Wildlife and Pest Management Around the Home.

Other resources

Container Vegetable Gardening - University of Maryland Cooperative Extension factsheet details how to get 'Healthy Harvests from Small Spaces' by building and planting self-watering minigardens.

Vegetable Seed and Transplant Schedules for Garden or Container - From Montana State University, but very useful for New York gardeners. Helpful factsheet for determining when to start plants in spring relative to last spring frost date and how to time fall crops relative to first fall frost.

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