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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Ultraviolet light can boost antioxidants in carrots

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 »

Extreme baby carrots: An experiment in marketing

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 »

Caught in the carrot crossfire

Though orange under the soil, the carrot's bright green topside is one of the few obvious signs of life out in the Cuyama Valley, a dusty landscape of... more »

Baby carrots take on junk food

Name a snack food that's neon orange and makes a loud crunch when munched. USA TodayTo read more, click here.... more »

Michigan growers pull for new entomologist

By Matt Milkovich, Managing Editor Michigan State University's (MSU) new vegetable entomologist is in the midst of her first field season, observing M... more »

Technologies Help Improve Agriculture

When Peter Rabbit Farms owner John Powell Jr. observes tons of glistening orange carrots being loaded onto trucks, he thinks green. The Desert Sun
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Hoophouse Ventures Prove Crops Can Thrive Year-Around in Michigan

Shannon Brines stooped down, pulled a young carrot out of the ground and gently brushed the soil off its roots.

"My customers love to get... more »

EXPO Has Got the Goods

If you were at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO a few weeks ago, you might have seen me: I was the guy wearing the ugly orange vest... more »

Growing Better Carrots

Back in the good old days, carrot growers in Michigan didn't need to grow perfect carrots. They had a pretty good market for cull carrots, as the stat... more »

New Fumigant Rules Could Put Some Growers out of Business

EPA released its newest rules for applying soil fumigant pesticides a couple of months ago, and growers are still trying to figure out what the rules ... more »


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