NC State Extension

Peppers Field Production

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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 NC 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.

Using Plastic Mulches and Drip Irrigation for Vegetable Production
An NCSU publication that discusses how peppers have shown significant increases in earliness, yield, and fruit quality when grown on plastic mulch.

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