After the crop is established, there are many activities to be undertaken according to the crop, the production method and the intended market. These operations include:
- feeding (see fertilizer, p373)
- weed control (see Chapter 13)
- irrigation (see p346)
- mulching (see p335)
- earthing up e.g. potatoes and leeks (see p46)
- pest and disease control. This is essential to ensure both the required yield and quality of produce. Examples of the important pests and diseases of vegetables are given in Chapters 14 and 15 and a survey of methods of control can be found in Chapter 16.
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