Where to Find Vegetable Variety Trial Reports

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. University of Guelph Muck Crops Research Station Research and Cultivar Trial Results (Ontario)
  3. Agriréseau, Légumes de champ (Quebec)
  4. Midwest Vegetable Variety Trial Report
  5. Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing & Research Program Research Reports
  6. Cornell Vegetable Program
  7. Additional Resources

Introduction

Variety selection is one of the most important factors in the success of your crop, but independent, replicated vegetable variety trials can be few and far between. In this article, you will find a list of some vegetable variety trial information available for Ontario, Québec, and the Midwest.

Many of these reports are from areas that may differ in climate, soil type, pest pressure, or production practices from your farm. Consider these factors when evaluating this information. By studying reports from many areas, you may find varieties that are consistent performers over a wide range of conditions. Talk to seed suppliers, researchers, extension staff, processors, and other growers for more information on cultivars adapted to your area. Most importantly, do your own field trials to evaluate varieties under your local growing conditions.

Each season, researchers may evaluate other crops besides those listed here. Check the web-sites or contact the researcher to learn about current research projects.

University of Guelph Muck Crops Research Station Research and Cultivar Trial Results

(Ontario)
http://www.uoguelph.ca/muckcrop/annualreport.html

Or contact:
Muck Crops Research Station
1125 Woodchoppers Lane
RR#1, Kettleby, Ontario,
L0G 1J0
Phone: (905)-775-3783
Fax: (905) 775-4546
Email: sjanse@uoguelph.ca

Agriréseau, Légumes de champ

(Québec)
http://www.agrireseau.qc.ca/LegumesChamp/default.aspx
On menu on left, click Culture, then Cultivars.

Or contact:
Isabelle Couture, agronome, M.Sc.
Conseillère en production maraîchère
MAPAQ- Direction régionale de la Montérégie, secteur Est
Phone: 1-450-778-6530, ext. 255
Email: isabelle.couture@mapaq.gouv.qc.ca

Midwest Vegetable Variety Trial Report

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, West Virginia (states involved may vary from year to year)
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/fruitveg/reports.shtml

CD's of the report may be ordered from Purdue Extension's Education Store by calling 1-888-398-4636, or visiting the online Education Store. (https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/)

Or contact:
Purdue Extension
The Education Store
700 Ahlers Road
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2012
Phone: 1-888-EXT-INFO (1-888-398-4636) (toll-free)
Email: edustore@purdue.edu

Pennsylvania State Vegetable and Small Fruit Production Research Reports
http://extension.psu.edu/vegetable-fruit/research-reports

Or contact:
College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University
201 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 1-814-865-2541

Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing & Research Program Research Reports

http://www.paveggies.org/research-reports.php

Or contact:
PVMRP, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 1-717-694-3596
Email: pvmrp@embarqmail.com

Cornell Vegetable Program

(New York)

High Tunnel Greenhouse Cucumber Variety Trial 2011
http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=48

Determinate Tomato Variety Trial in a New York High Tunnel 2011
http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=39

High Tunnel Pepper Variety Trial 2011
http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=4

2009-2010 Storage Cabbage Variety Evaluation
http://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=58

Or contact:
Julie Kikkert, Team Leader, Extension Vegetable Specialist
CCE Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424-1049
Phone: 585-394-3977 x404

Additional Resources

Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America
http://cuke.hort.ncsu.edu/cucurbit/wehner/vegcult/vgclintro.html

Vegetable Seed Companies
http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/resource/vegseed.htm


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author:

Janice LeBoeuf - Vegetable Crop Specialist/OMAFRA

Creation Date: 12 February 2004
Last Reviewed: 28 November 2012