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Split nitrogen applications best for cauliflower


Norman C. Welch
Kent B. Tyler
David Ririe

Authors Affiliations

Norman C. Welch is Farm Advisor, Cooperative Extension, Santa Cruz County; Kent B. Tyler is Extension Vegetable Specialist, Kearney Agricultural Center Purlieu; David Ririe is County Director Farm Advisor, Cooperative Extension, Monterey County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 41(11):21-22. DOI:10.3733/ca.v041n11p21. November 1987.

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Cauliflower is a cool-season crop that is exacting in its climatic and cultural requirements. For highest quality curd (edible portion), this crop needs an average monthly temperature of 60 to 70F. Extreme heat, poor cultural practices, or both can interrupt growth and result in poor quality curd, rendering the product worthless to the processor and fresh vegetable market.

Welch N, Tyler K, Ririe D. 1987. Split nitrogen applications best for cauliflower. Hilgardia 41(11):21-22. DOI:10.3733/ca.v041n11p21
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