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.
University of Arizona plant scientist and professor emeritus Merle Jensen labeled controlled environment agriculture the “birth of an agricultural revolution.... more
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While there's plenty of challenge in growing and packaging baby carrots in Ontario, success for the five Streef brothers hinges on their ability to co... more »
Farmer John Peterson and filmmaker Taggart Siegel stood in the fields of Angelic Organics in 1996, and the only thought going through their minds was,... more »
I worked at a tool and equipment rental company for four summers during college and grad school. I could tell customers how to sand their floors, lay ... more »
Mint farming is a tricky business that involves specialized equipment, efforts to thwart soil disease and the constant threat of imports decreasing de... 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 »
This is the third story in a series about the future of Extension. Mary Helen Ferguson just got a job as a county agent with North Carolina Cooperativ... more »
Santa's ingenuity, integrity and contribution to society would suggest he might be a farmer in his off-months, or at the very least a reindeer rancher... more »
From the road, it's an idyllic setting. Rows of bright green Brussels sprouts stretch a full mile across this level field in Southwestern Ontario. The... more »
Asparagus growers in Michigan aren't the only ones who face challenges. New Zealand growers deal with many of the same issues, including competition, ... more »
Atina Diffley remembers the Alar scare of 1989 – but for the opposite reason many apple growers remember it. For apple growers, it was a financ... more »