Cucumbers

Indoor vertical grower touts concept’s benefits

Emerging concepts that enable food producers to thrive in more sustainable ways continue to take shape.One of those approaches is known as vertical farming, and the operators of an indoor system being... 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 Ralph Oomen.... more

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Downy mildew outbreak on cucumbers in southwest Michigan

Downy mildew on cucumbers was reported in Berrien County in the southwest portion of Michigan and confirmed by the Hausbeck lab this afternoon (July 2... more »

Workers showing up for vegetable harvests – so far

Will U.S. growers find enough workers to harvest their crops in 2012?It's tough to predict, but based on information from a smattering of different cr... more »

USDA Agriculture Trade Mission to China under way

Valley Pride Sales Inc. in Mount Vernon, Wash. is among approximately 40 American businesses participating in a U.S. Department of Agriculture Trade M... more »

Regional food hubs on the rise with local markets

Mark Coe, manager of the third-generation Calvin Lutz Farm in northwest Michigan, was surprised four years ago when a buyer for Chicago Public Schools... more »

Fruit, vegetable crops need honeybees

Every third mouthful of food we eat, directly or indirectly, depends on honeybee pollination, according to Donald Lam, a beekeeper and member of the H... more »

Managing downy mildew in pumpkins

Cucurbit downy mildew is most serious on cucumbers, but can damage other vine crops, including pumpkins. Changes in the strain types (more aggressive ... more »

Contaminated sprouts: Jimmy John’s founder says inconsistent supply prompted decision to remove

While customers clamor for sprouts on the Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches Facebook page, the company says the reason it dropped the little shoots was ... more »

Set yourself up for succession success

About a decade ago, Russell Costanza's son and daughter both decided they wanted to inherit the family farm. Their decision spurred Costanza to do som... more »

Pumpkin production up

Pumpkins belong to the cucurbitaceae family, which also includes cucumbers, squash, gourds, cantaloupes and watermelons. They grow best on soils with ... more »

E-Verify contributes to labor shortages across the country

Congress hadn't passed mandatory E-Verify as of late October, but the threat that it might do so lingered over the country's fields and orchards for m... more »


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