The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to the culprits — diseases, pests, bee forage avail... more
Irrigation of vegetable crops has a history driven by the reality that water is a finite resource. Emphasis on having the proper amount of water continues to increase.
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Despite the skyrocketing cost of inputs and a national economy that seems to get gloomier and gloomier with each passing day, Tim Boals has never seen... more »
When drought, weeds and contaminated topsoil conspired to kill Tom Buehrle's wildflower garden, he came up with an idea he thinks has the potential to... more »
North Carolina's Onslow County is not the easiest place to start a commercial vegetable farm. The obstacles are many. First, there's the limited avail... more »
Rising input costs. Shrinking profits. Expensive food-safety measures. Projected budget cuts to research and Extension programs. Labor and immigration... more »
Florida potato production is counter-cyclical. While growers in other states are looking at snow-covered fields, tinkering with their equipment and wa... more »
The Vegetable Growers News sought the opinions of young vegetable growers to get their perspective on the future of the industry – and their own... more »
It was the summer of 2000, and one of the biggest squash crops Barbott Farms and Greenhouse had ever seen was sitting in the field, almost ready for h... more »
The shortage of farm workers growers had been fearing had not shown up by Memorial Day. And with Congress hotly debating new immigration policy that m... more »
We've been hearing a lot about specialty crops lately, thanks in large part to the 2007 Farm Bill. In anticipation of the new bill, specialty crop rep... more »
Glenn Vogel's carrot harvester is the only one of its kind. On a good field with plenty of trucks, it can cover 18 to 20 acres per day, pumping out a ... more »