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Greater emphasis on strawberry breeding in post-methyl bromide era

California's strawberry industry has almost completely phased out its use of methyl bromide as a pre-plant soil fumigant, and the importance of breeding for disease resistance has never been greater, according to Mike Nelson of Plant Sciences, an... more


Nematodes have potential to control SWD in strawberries

Could predaceous nematodes be the key to stopping spotted wing drosophila (SWD)?Mark Bolda and Denise Sheehan, Extension advisers with the University of California, are studying the use of nematodes to combat SWD and vinegar flies, which have proven ... more


Labeling a controversy

Gary Pullano, Vegetable Growers News Assistant Editor, is providing blog coverage of the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention.Blizzard conditions (actual and fictional) in much of the northeast didn’t appear to significantly impact ... more


Haygrove Brit Tour: Day 2

Day two our our tour finds us at Cobrey Farms, the UK's largest asparagus operation. Grower John Chinn estimates that his farm grows 27 percent of the UK's asparagus crop, with 1,000 acres in the ground. He planted his first asparagus in 2003. The fa... more


Haygrove Brit Tour: Day 1

The first official day of our tour took us to Ledbury, the location of Haygrove's headquarters. Crops grown on the site include strawberries, cherries, raspberries and blackberries. All of Haygrove's production is under high tunnels. In addition, the... more


Seeing England

Today the whole group gathered for a day of touring a bit of England on our way from London to Haygrove's headquarters. The day included stops at Stonehenge and Warwick Castle. Tomorrow we head to Haygrove headquarters in Ledbury, where we'... more


Haygrove High Tunnels Brit Tour

Join Kimberly Warren, associate publisher, as she tours some British Haygrove High Tunnel operations Oct. 1-5. She will be blogging about the experience, sharing photos and stories from the tour. Be sure you find Vegetable Growers News on Facebook fo... more



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