Vegetables

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

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to the culpri... more

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Michigan industry looks at 59-cent asparagus price

By Dick Lehnert, Assistant Editor

Honee Bear Canning Co., Lawton, Mich., announced March 10 that it will sign contracts to buy Michigan a... more »

Asparagus Growers Threaten to Help Sink Andean Trade Agreement

By Dick Lehnert, Assistant Editor

"It is our goal to sink the Andean Free Trade Agreement,” said Alan Schreiber, administrator of t... 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 »

Haygrove Tunnels Winners Announced

Haygrove Tunnels and Great American Publishing (The Fruit Growers News and The Vegetable Growers News) combined efforts to kick off Haygrove's North A... more »

Florida Tomato Pickers, Taco Bell Reach Agreement

In what they called a precedent-setting move, fast-food industry leader Taco Bell Corp., a division of Yum! Brands, agreed to work with the Coalition ... more »

Dole Food Acquires Coastal Berry

Dole Food Co. announced it has completed the acquisition of Coastal Berry Co. Coastal Berry is a leading producer of fresh California coastal strawber... 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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