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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ManKocide registered for prevention of bacterial blight in carrots in three states

Idaho, Oregon and Washington departments of agriculture have granted 24c Special Local Need (SLN) registrations for the use of ManKocide fungicide/bac... more »

Striped and spotted cucumber beetles as pests of cucurbits in Michigan

Striped and spotted cucumber beetles attack a variety of cucurbit crops, including winter and summer squash, cucumber and watermelon. While cucumber b... more »

Reduced fruit size in strawberries explained

University of Delaware Extension is reporting several growers have commented that fruit size in strawberries is smaller than normal in 2017. This pose... more »

Growth suppression for prolonged marketability of tomato transplants

Vegetable transplants grown in commercial high-density trays can quickly outgrow the optimal size for shipping and transplanting, limiting transplant ... more »

Different aspects of DNA demethylation involved in tomato ripening process

Using advanced gene-editing technology, a team of scientists found that DNA demethylation is required for the tomato ripening process through both act... more »

UC Davis involved in strawberry breeding ruling

According to a news release from the University of California-Davis, a federal jury has ruled in favor of the University of California in its lawsuit ... more »

Program certifies farmers treat their workers right

After his farm became completely certified organic three decades ago, Jim Cochran had a thought: Why not certify employment practices the same way you... more »

Lēf Farms hires production manager

Lēf Farms has hired Kyle Scamman as the company’s production manager. Scamman brings with him 17 years of farming and growing experience under h... more »

Louisiana greenhouse tomatoes are under attack

Tomato russet mite and tomato yellow leaf curl are attacking greenhouse-grown tomatoes in Louisiana. Tomato russet mites have cigar-shaped bodies w... more »

BrightFarms announces voluntary regional recall of produce

BrightFarms is initiating a voluntary recall of packaged produce sold in Giant Food stores due to the potential presence of metal as a result of const... more »


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