Growing Carrots, Beets, Radishes, and Other Root Crops in Wisconsin: A Guide for Fresh-market Growers

Delahaut, K.A., A.C. Newenhouse. 1998. Growing Carrots, Beets, Radishes, and Other Root Crops in Wisconsin: A Guide for Fresh-market Growers. University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension. Accessed at: <http://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/A3686.PDF>

Growing Carrots, Beets, Radishes, and Other Root Crops in Wisconsin: A Guide for Fresh-market Growers was produced by the University of Wisconsin Extension and written by A.C. Newenhouse, current Senior Scientist in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and Karen Delahaut, who was a horticulture outreach specialist for the Integrated Pest Management program. Properly stored root crops can extend the fresh-market vegetable season in Wisconsin making them a valuable crop for market growers. This publication looks at carrots, beets, radishes, parsnips, turnips, and rutabagas. Specifically this publication goes over plant description, site and cultivar selection, planting, soil, nutrient and pest management, irrigation, and postharvest management for the above crops. Additional resources are provided at the end.

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