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Archive of posts published in the category: Processing Vegetables
Feb
6

2014 Baby Lima Quality Evaluation

On December 16, 2014 six representatives of from the four regional vegetable processing companies that that pack lima beans evaluated blanched and frozen samples of many of the baby lima varieties tested for yield in the 2014 trial. Four commercially frozen samples, purchased from…

Feb
6

2014 Fordhook Quality Evaluation

On December 16, 2014 six representatives of from the four regional vegetable processing companies that that pack lima beans evaluated blanched and frozen samples of the Fordhook varieties tested for yield in the 2014 trial. Two commercially frozen samples, purchased from local grocery…

Feb
26

New Video on Processing Sweet Corn Research

Last year we made a video about our processing pea trials. This year’s offering features some research we have done over the past several years on processing sweet corn variety selection and the effects of stand reduction on yield.  Check out the new…

Jan
28

2014 Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations Available

The updated Delaware Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations are available. As usual, this year’s guide includes updated insect, disease and weed control information as well as new variety recommendations. There are also new variety tables, including disease resistance information, days to maturity and quality…

Apr
15

Processing Vegetable Yields 1918-2011

I compiled the historic Delaware yield data for processing peas, green baby limas and sweet corn and developed the two charts below, which show the annual yields and a 5-year running average.  There has been a yield gain of about 4 tons/A for…

Mar
18

Pea Variety Trial Video

Every other year the Extension Vegetable and Small Fruits Program conducts pea variety trials.  During the most recent trial in 2012 we filmed the harvest process and produced a video about the trials.  The video is now online here: UD Pea Variety Trial…