Crop Management

Low tunnels show good results for strawberries

June-bearing (short-day) strawberries are a high-value crop, but their brief harvest season severely limits the window of opportunity for making a profit. At most, with a combination of cultivar an... more

Quebec berry growers tout innovative approaches

One of the leading horticulture researchers in Canada hosted a farm stop during the North American Strawberry Growers Association’s (NASGA) summer tour. Gr... more

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How many veggies can a woodchuck chuck?

Woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, are large members of the rodent family and voracious herbivores that can do a lot of damage to crops.Besides wha... more »

MSU closing Muck Soils Research Farm

Like other land-grant institutions, Michigan State University (MSU) is experiencing a budget crunch. For that reason, officials are taking a hard look... more »

New York farm still recovering from Hurricane Irene

On Aug. 28, 2011, Hurricane Irene hit Schoharie Valley Farms.Richard Ball, the farm's owner, talked about the hurricane and its aftermath in January, ... more »

Ten things you should know about farm taxes

As farming promises to remain competitive, tax credits and other incentives become more valuable. Below are some items to keep in mind before meeting ... more »

California farm grows into giant

It was 1932 when friends Milo Ferini and Dominick Ardantz teamed up to run a small sugar beet farm near Guadalupe, Calif., unaware that they were sett... more »

New nursery studies nematodes, cavity spot in carrots

Root knot nematodes and cavity spot are two of the biggest problems with carrots in Kern County, Calif. - one of the largest carrot growing centers of... more »

Lipman grows into largest U.S. operation

Max Lipman cultivated his first tomato fields in south Florida more than 80 years ago. He had no idea that his small operation would one day become th... more »

Ocean Mist Farms adds value to artichokes

Virtually every type of fruit and vegetable has been processed into a value-added product in recent years, as growers and processors rush to meet the ... more »

Drip irrigation frees up more land for Idaho growers

Onion growers are continuing to increase their reliance on drip irrigation in southwest Idaho, according to Mike Thornton, the superintendent of the S... more »

Genome sequencing furthers knowledge of pathogen

The various species of bacteria in the genus enterobacter may be painfully familiar to you. Enterobacter cloacae, the best known of the genus, is a ca... more »


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