Crop Management

Hurricanes leave growers reeling

Specialty crop growers in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast are scrambling in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Irma dissipated Sept. 15 off the coast of New England, but more information is bec... more

Q&A with ‘The Lean Farm’ author Ben Hartman

How lean farming works at Clay Bottom Farm Ben Hartman wrote a book about lean farming, but first he had to work to implement those principles at his own farm.... more

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Lack of labor puts Michigan asparagus harvest on hold

Michigan asparagus is ready to be harvested, but a lack of labor is putting things on hold.And this isn't a new issue. Here's more from WZZM13, a tele... more »

Report: 57,900 agriculture jobs, not enough college graduates

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new report showing tremendous demand for recent college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs... more »

Vestaron’s bioinsecticide now registered for more crops, insects

Vestaron has received expanded EPA registration for its biological insect control products. These bioinsecticides, which are derived from newly discov... more »

Announcing the new Carolina Locust line

Carolina Locust launched a new line of sustainable agrarian products for the 2015 gardening season.This new agrarian line provides a wide variety of p... more »

Growing, marketing go hand in hand for Ventura County farm

Town & Country Farms is lucky.Despite the general drought in California, the Ventura County farm has a good supply of well water. Despite general ... more »

Celery packing lines susceptible to foodborne pathogens

An increasing number of foodborne outbreaks traced to fresh fruits and vegetables are being partially attributed to current production and processing ... more »

Growers considering tunnels must weigh pros and cons

Every good reason to grow tomatoes and other high-return vegetables and small fruits in high tunnels has a compelling argument to counter it, accordin... more »

Drip irrigation, fertigation keep strawberries on track

Using proper drip irrigation and fertigation techniques can be akin to pursuing "a business of Goldilocks," according to a University of Georgia Exten... more »

Restoring Soil Health in North Carolina — VGNtv

Amanda McWhirt, a researcher at North Carolina State University, is studying plug inoculants as a way of restoring the health of her state's strawb... watch »

Scientists transform lettuce into ‘superfood’

A team of Rutgers University scientists has developed a lettuce product to compete with the nutritional value of blueberries, quinoa, almonds and kale... more »


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