Vegetables

Low tunnels show good results for strawberries

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

Study suggests new approaches to onion disease

Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Pantoea agglomerans, has been a limiting factor for Michigan onion growers in recent years. The bacterium was isolated from oni... more

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Pesticide damages honeybee’s ability to fly

Biologists at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) have demonstrated for the first time that a widely used pesticide can significantl... more »

Growers talk ag needs with President Trump, Secretary Perdue

Maureen Torrey with Torrey Farms of Elba, New York, participated in a roundtable discussion on April 25, at the White House with President Trump and ... more »

Command now labeled for asparagus

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Supplemental Label for the use of Command (clomazone) herbicide on asparagus and edamame. ... more »

Black cutworms snip sweet corn seedlings early in season

Low numbers of black cutworm moths are being caught in parts of Michigan, with moths detected in Montcalm and Lenawee counties. Purdue University Exte... more »

VoloAgri acquires seed company Zayintec

VoloAgri has acquired plant breeding company Zayintec, based in Almeria, Spain. The acquisition adds a large number of complimentary hybrid vegetable ... more »

Baloian Farms adds organic offerings to California program

Baloian Farms, a year-round supplier of peppers and mixed vegetables, is introducing organic green beans, green peppers and soft squash to its Califor... more »

University of Delaware opens second high tunnel greenhouse

Representatives from the University of Delaware’s (UD) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), Cooperative Extension and Rimol Greenho... more »

ARaymond introduces Easy Clip 14mm for cucumbers

ARaymond will launch the Easy Clip 14mm for cucumbers, which will join the other products in the Easy Clip range. The 14mm clip was created following ... more »

Riveridge to market larger share of Michigan asparagus

Riveridge Produce Marketing will market a larger share of Michigan asparagus in 2017, as part of an expanded partnership with Ridgeview Orchards. "... more »

New data reveals pesticide peril in beehives

Honeybees – employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season – encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a ne... more »


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