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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Allium leafminer damage seen in Pennsylvania onions and garlic

Penn State University Extension has issued a spring update on the allium leafminer. The flight is over, but the war may have just begun! The larvae... more »

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 »


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