Fertility Trials, Vegetable Crops
Field crops aren’t the only things we grow in Iowa. More and more field crop producers are edging into the local farmers’ market with vegetables and fruits, and new farmers are entering agriculture through veggies as well. Many vegetable crops have seasons similar to that of corn and soybeans, but there are differences too. Vegetable production is intensive and may justify a higher level of management and inputs than our commodity crops. Two PFI cooperators carried out trials in 2002 to examine fertility amendments for vegetable crops.