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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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 »
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 »
Onion growers are continuing to increase their reliance on drip irrigation in southwest Idaho, according to Mike Thornton, the superintendent of the S... more »
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 »
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 »
A fairly common situation involves a landowner wishing to establish crops on unprepared, marginal land. Owner goals vary widely, and often include pro... more »
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 »