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
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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A few years ago, Oceana County farmer Larry Van Sickle was uncertain about his financial future after the state Natural Resources Commission issued ... more »
When you think of Arizona, you don't immediately think of fruit and vegetable farming. That is probably part of what has made Schnepf's Farms in Queen... more »
When Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder took office this year, he split the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Department of Environmental Quality... more »
At an experimental asparagus field in western Michigan, researchers and students are trying to find the best way to irrigate the perennial crop.The re... more »
My work with Michigan soils and nematodes started 21 years ago with a three-year sweet cherry tree decline project with plant pathologist Alan Jones a... more »
The company that made baby carrots popular is more likely to go public or be sold to a different private equity firm than be bought by a giant corpora... more »
Why consider irrigation in asparagus? Asparagus is not traditionally irrigated in rain-fed production areas of the Midwest and Northeast. However, dro... more »
Center-pivot irrigation could become the wave of the future in California, where farmers are looking to maximize water efficiency and minimize labor c... more »
Exposing sliced carrots to UV-B, one of the three kinds of ultraviolet light in sunshine, can boost the antioxidant activity of the colorful vegetable... more »
If you try to tell teenagers that they should eat carrots because they are full of vitamins and good for their eyes, you're probably not telling them ... more »