Onions

Study suggests new approaches to onion disease

Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Pantoea agglomerans, has been a limiting factor for Michigan onion growers in recent years. The bacterium was isolated from onion plants in Ottawa County in 2011 and w... more

Peri & Sons Farms achieves SCS certification

A growing onion farming operation based in Nevada continued to move up the charts as an industry leader in 2016. Peri & Sons Farms has been growing, pack... more

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Tempting Vegetables Lure in Customers

Atina Diffley remembers the Alar scare of 1989 – but for the opposite reason many apple growers remember it. For apple growers, it was a financ... more »

Brassicas Have Multiple Values As Cover Crops

For many vegetable crops, three- to five-year rotations are ideal. Rotations provide a "time out," during which disease spores, insects and nematodes ... more »

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 »

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 »

Produce companies announce merger

Heeren Brothers and J.A. Besteman Co. announced Oct. 9 that they plan to merge, creating one of the largest family-owned produce wholesalers in Michig... more »

Fresh Vegetable Harvested Acreage Up 2 Percent

The prospective area for harvest of 11 selected fresh-market vegetables during the winter quarter is forecast at 183,900 acres, according to USDA's Na... more »

SCALA Fungicide Gains EPA Registration

SCALA fungicide has been registered by the EPA. With this registration, fruit, nut, vegetable and grape growers throughout the United States have a ne... more »


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