Vegetables

Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid admission, keeping customers in the right fields an... more

Suncrest USA doing lettuce the hydroponic way

Suncrest USA is putting its best foot forward to become a leader in sustainable hydroponic growing technology.

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Florida family farm innovates to stay competitive

Family involvement has helped McClure Farms and West Coast Tomato, one of Florida’s longest-running tomato growing and packing operations, remain co... more »

Rainy month increases likelihood for watermelon diseases

June’s rainfall increased the potential for diseases to strike south Georgia watermelon fields, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Exten... more »

Alibaba to partner with Driscoll’s to bring US berries to China

Alibaba Group announced June 21 strategic cooperation with Driscoll’s and Chicken of the Sea to bring U.S. food products to China, home to the world... more »

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. Accord... more »

Some downy mildew recommendations for cucumbers

Downy mildew causes severe leaf blight on cucurbit crops, including cucumber, melon, squash, and pumpkin (Figure 1). Incited by the fungal-like pathog... more »

Harvest CROO Robotics rolls out autonomous vehicle

Harvest CROO Robotics announced the introduction of their autonomous vehicle. This is a major step towards the completion of the Alpha Unit, which is ... 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 ... more »

Florida scientists surgically strike out weeds that impede crop growth

By using a combination of fumigants, University of Florida scientists believe they can surgically strike out some weeds that otherwise get in the way ... more »

A new tool used for melon grower-shippers to protect shipments

  DFI Marketing Inc., one of the largest melon grower-packer-marketers in the US with thousands of acres under management, announced June 6 th... more »

Fumigation a tool for Georgia watermelon farmers fighting fusarium wilt disease

Fusarium wilt is on the rise in Georgia watermelon fields. University of Georgia scientists are studying whether this fungal disease can be managed th... more »


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