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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Bjorn named president of Driscoll’s of the Americas

Driscoll’s, a distributor of fresh berries, has promoted Soren Bjorn to president, Driscoll’s of the Americas, effective immediately. Bjorn prev... more »

Which vegetables will we be transplanting next?

Before the widespread use of plastic mulch, drip irrigation, high tunnels and greenhouse production, there seemed to be a clear line of demarcation be... more »

Getting the basics right when planting strawberries

A successful strawberry planting hinges on getting the basics right at planting time. If you can pay attention to the basics, you are well on your... more »

Enviroweather adds new degree-day maps

The Michigan State University Enviroweather’s “Current Degree-Day Maps” tool shows accumulated growing degree-days (base 50) across Michigan fro... more »

Pesticide damages honeybee’s ability to fly

Biologists at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) have demonstrated for the first time that a widely used pesticide can significantl... more »

Growers talk ag needs with President Trump, Secretary Perdue

Maureen Torrey with Torrey Farms of Elba, New York, participated in a roundtable discussion on April 25, at the White House with President Trump and ... more »

Command now labeled for asparagus

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Supplemental Label for the use of Command (clomazone) herbicide on asparagus and edamame. ... more »

Black cutworms snip sweet corn seedlings early in season

Low numbers of black cutworm moths are being caught in parts of Michigan, with moths detected in Montcalm and Lenawee counties. Purdue University Exte... more »

VoloAgri acquires seed company Zayintec

VoloAgri has acquired plant breeding company Zayintec, based in Almeria, Spain. The acquisition adds a large number of complimentary hybrid vegetable ... more »

Baloian Farms adds organic offerings to California program

Baloian Farms, a year-round supplier of peppers and mixed vegetables, is introducing organic green beans, green peppers and soft squash to its Califor... more »


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