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Southeastern U.S. Vegetable Crop Handbook
This comprehensive resource was developed from research and Extension projects conducted at 12 land-grant universities, including N.C. State. The handbook contains everything pepper growers need, including which variety to plant, planting dates, fertilizer recommendations, cover crops selection and conservation tillage options, pesticide selection, fertigation, plasticulture, postharvest handling, alternative pest management tools and more.

Frequently Asked Questions: Tomato, Pepper and Eggplant (Mississippi State University)
Tomato, pepper and eggplant are commonly grown using plastic mulch and drip irrigation. Extension personnel from Mississippi State University maintain a list of FAQs for commercial vegetable producers.

Plasticulture for Commercial Vegetables
NC State Extension bulletin: To be more competitive in today’s markets, vegetable growers are looking for new ways to achieve higher-quality produce, superior yields, and early spring markets. The plasticulture system–which combines raised beds, plastic mulch, drip irrigation, and fumigation–has helped an increasing number of producers reach these goals. Growers using the plasticulture system have doubled and tripled yields and harvested their crops two to three weeks earlier than is possible with traditional growing practices.

Commercial Pepper Production Guide
This is an old NC State Extension bulletin, so the variety and pest control recommendations are out of date, but the basics for production are still valid and good for the beginning pepper farmer.

Plant Population Affects Bell Pepper Yield
A Mississippi State University Extension publication analyzes how pepper plant population may affect yield.

Reviewed and updated by Jeanine Davis on 7/20/2022.

Written By

Jeanine Davis, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Jeanine DavisExtension Specialist, Herbs / Organics / Specialty Crops / Vegetables / Hemp Call Dr. Jeanine Email Dr. Jeanine Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University

Contributing Author

Aubrey EttingerExtension Associate for Nutrition Email Aubrey Kannapolis Research
NC State Extension, NC State University
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