Carrots

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 on fungicides for disease management, cr... more

Organic carrots require diligent weed management

Carrots are one of the most popular vegetables sold organically, with 14 percent of U.S. carrot production under certified organic production. However, this cro... more

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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

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Fruit, Vegetable Industries Have Fresh Reason for Hope

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New Michigan Vegetable Council President Optimistic

Kent Karnemaat was just a lad in grade school when his father, Al, decided he'd worked for other farmers long enough and bought his own farm. Now, 30... more »

Company Building Baby Carrot Toehold in Ontario

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 »

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 »


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