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
One of the leading horticulture researchers in Canada hosted a farm stop during the North American Strawberry Growers Association’s (NASGA) summer tour.
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When Mario Marini talks about farming, he talks about his heritage - and about the farm's future."My parents worked hard to give me what I have, and I... more »
The biggest challenge processors and growers face when it comes to growing bell peppers and other row crops, like lettuce, is producing high-yielding ... more »
Pumpkins belong to the cucurbitaceae family, which also includes cucumbers, squash, gourds, cantaloupes and watermelons. They grow best on soils with ... more »
What is your CEC? Don't take this as a personal question, but it is an important soil characteristic growers need to know and understand. CEC is short... more »
Soil is a living, breathing organism that, when properly managed, is a farm's best defense against an environmental disaster and a farm's best offense... more »
Getting high yields, excellent quality and long shelf life out of tomatoes and peppers requires intimate knowledge of soil nutrient levels, plant tiss... more »
The Department of Horticulture at Penn State University and Philadelphia County Cooperative Extension, through funding supplied by two USDA Specialty ... more »
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) has dramatically impacted the fruit and vegetable industry, and as it continues to spread, so do fears that there is... more »
Vegetable growers have a lot to learn at the 2011 EXPOThis year's Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will offer a variety of educationa... more »
The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) opened the doors of a new state-of-the-art facility April 3.
The original market had been aroun... more »