Research by the University of Wyoming Extension may assist gardeners in the state select varieties of tomatoes, peppers, beets and carrots based on yield and nutritional content.
There are three publications in this series.
“Two years of studies on vegetables may provide some help for Wyoming gardeners,” said the project’s director, UW Extension horticulture specialist Karen Panter. “Yields as well as nutritional information gained from laboratory analyses may be valuable to vegetable producers and consumers alike.”
The research also examined the benefits of season-extension systems including high tunnels and row covers. It also analyzed various fertilizers, weed-control methods and insect damage on vegetables grown under different fertilization schemes.
Results are detailed in three UW Extension publications: RJ-216, Vegetable yield evaluations and nutritional contents; RJ-217, Vegetable production and nutritional content in season-extension systems; and RJ-218, Weed controls and insect pest evaluations.
The publications are available for free download. Go to www.uwyo.edu/ces and click the Publications link on the left side of the page. Click Search Bulletins, and type RJ-216, RJ-217 or RJ-218 in the Publication Number field. Click on the title to open.