Carrots

High tunnel production well suited for root crops

Carrots, beets, radishes, turnips and parsnips are popular cool-season root crops for high tunnel production and marketing in West Virginia. According to Lewis W. Jett, commercial horticulture Exte... more

Michigan trials spotlight carrot foliar diseases

Michigan is ranked second in the U.S. for the production of carrots, grown on 1,600 acres in 2014 with a value of $7.7 million. Michigan carrot growers rely ... more

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In Pursuit of Farm Fresh Flavor

My church is a farm. Give me a few chickens, a long row of carrots and the smell of dirt, and I'll find the open heart and inner peace others might se... more »

Farm Moves Toward Employee Ownership

The community of Sequim is nestled in Washington's Dungeness Valley, between the Olympic Mountains and Pacific Ocean, near the mouth of the Dungeness ... more »

Online Farmers’ Market and CSA Extend the Season Year Round

People who shop at farmers' markets or join CSAs find it frustrating when the flow of local products dries up in the off-season, but so do the growers... more »

Pursuit Of Grants Alters Washington Extension Priorities

This is the fifth story in a series about the future of Extension. Contrary to the opinions of most of his old professors, Tim Smith is not a loser. I... more »

California Growers Look Immigration Reform Effects

California's Imperial Valley grew, in about 100 years, from a barren desert to the winter salad bowl of America after farmers found the Colorado River... more »

FDA Releases Final Rule on Nutrition Labeling

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, perhaps we should eat a bigger apple. That seems to be a conclusion American consumers have reached. One of t... more »

Flavor, Color And Health Are Driving The Vegetable Seed Industry

Each vegetable seed company has its own priorities when it comes to the characteristics of its products. However, some of those priorities overlap and... more »

Michigan Running Slow in the Race to Preserve Farmland

In 1974, Michigan and Pennsylvania bolted from the starting gate together, as they began efforts to protect farmland from conversion to non-farm use. ... more »

Custom Harvester Aids Carrot Farmer

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 »

Expert Recommends Drip Irrigation for Higher-Return Crops

Growers with higher-return crops should switch to drip irrigation, an irrigation expert advised.
"There are so many advantages to using drip irr... more »


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