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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JV Farms Organic recycling efforts spread companywide

The CEO of a large western U.S. vegetable operation was front and center when it came time to rally companywide support for stronger recycling and sus... more »

Labor, food safety, transportation priorities for new MVC president

Joe Pirrone will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). He'll start his two-year term in 2015, replacing outgoing president Ra... more »

Farm Bill funds labor survey

USDA recently announced that, through authorizations of the 2014 Farm Bill, it would invest nearly $118 million dollars to support America's specialty... more »

The Benefit of Disease Models — VGNtv

Ben Werling, an Extension educator with Michigan State University, discusses disease models for carrots and asparagus in west Michigan.... watch »

Obituary: Byron Carpenter

Byron Eugene “Murphy” Carpenter of Grand Haven, Michigan, a long-time supporter of the state's vegetable industry, died Aug. 28. He was 93... more »

Combatting the Aster Leafhopper — VGNtv

Michigan State University Extension Educator Ben Werling discusses research to fine-tune methods being used to combat Aster leafhopper, a common pe... watch »

Carrot Production in West-Central Michigan

Ben Werling, Michigan State University Extension educator, talks about challenges for processed carrot production in west-central Michigan.... watch »

United Fresh 2014 New Product Award finalists announced

United Fresh announced a record 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association's 2014 New Product Awar... more »

Michigan carrot producers support marketing program

Michigan carrot producers have voted to continue the Michigan Carrot Industry Development Program, according to Michigan Department of Agriculture &am... more »

Micro markets take produce sales to the next level

Next year marks Vic Pemberton's 30th year in the vending business.And he's the first to say that three decades ago, he never would have predicted the ... more »


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