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A Peek at Nitrogen Dynamics in Cabbage: First Year Results

Christy Hoepting, Extension Vegetable Specialist
Cornell Vegetable Program

October 27, 2015

A Peek at Nitrogen Dynamics in Cabbage: First Year Results

In 2013, the Cabbage Research and Development Program (CRDP) made nitrogen fertility one of their highest research priorities. In response, we studied nitrogen dynamics in cabbage with respect to total rate applied nitrogen and timing of application (proportion applied pre- and/or at-planting compared to side-dressed) in order to determine the appropriate use and timing of nitrogen in cabbage in order to improve efficiency, optimize rates, and reduce environmental contamination from nitrogen leaching and/or lodging in following winter wheat crop. In 2014, a small-plot trial was set up in commercial field of storage cabbage (c.v. Constellation) with five rates of total applied nitrogen (31, 66, 132, 197 and 262 lb/A) and three application timings (100:0; 50:50 and 25:75 at-planting: side-dress). To study the variability of available nitrate-nitrogen remaining in the soil at harvest of summer cabbage, a small survey was conducted. Within a period of 8 days between Aug-25 and Sep-2, nine fields of summer cabbage that were either just harvested or being harvested were sampled for available nitrate-N.



Understanding Nitrogen Dynamics in Cabbage: 2014 FINAL Report (pdf; 977KB)

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Storage Crop Facility School: Large-Scale Vegetable (Potato and Cabbage)

December 1, 2020

Speakers from across the Northeast will be presenting on challenges and updates surrounding large-scale potato and cabbage storage. Join us for this FREE online event to hear about storage innovation and updating facilities, decreasing storage diseases, storage funding programs, and farm food safety considerations for storage facilities.

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December 8, 2020

Join us for this FREE online event to hear the latest information on smaller-scale storage and storage of mixed vegetables. Speakers from across the Northeast and Midwest will be presenting on cold storage construction, humidity and ventilation management, tactics for better storage of produce, decreasing diseases in storage, funding opportunities, and farm food safety considerations for storage facilities.

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December 15, 2020 : Snap Bean Advisory

Processors and growers of snap beans are invited to this FREE online meeting to review the 2020 season and comment on pests and other issues that were encountered. Reports of the 2020 research projects funded by the New York Vegetable Research Association/Council will be given. A group discussion period will include the review of research priorities for the coming year. 0.75 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, and 23 will be offered.

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December 15, 2020 : Green Pea and Sweet Corn Advisory

Processors and growers of green peas and sweet corn are invited to this FREE online meeting to review the 2020 season and comment on pests and other issues that were encountered. Reports of the 2020 research projects funded by the New York Vegetable Research Association/Council will be given. A group discussion period will include the review of research priorities for the coming year. 1.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, and 23 will be offered.

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December 16, 2020 : Beet and Carrot Advisory Meeting

Processors and growers of beets and carrots are invited to this FREE online meeting to review the 2020 season and comment on pests and other issues that were encountered. Reports of the 2020 research projects funded by the New York Vegetable Research Association/Council will be given. A group discussion period will include the review of research priorities for the coming year. 1.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, and 23 will be offered.

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