Vegetables

Q&A with ‘The Lean Farm’ author Ben Hartman

How lean farming works at Clay Bottom Farm Ben Hartman wrote a book about lean farming, but first he had to work to implement those principles at his own farm. Doing more with less meant getting r... more

‘Luck,’ patience yield new Pueblo chile variety

A new variety of Pueblo Mirasol chile pepper with fleshier fruit for grilling has been developed in Colorado, where it’s growing in popularity. Michael Bar... more

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Northern corn leaf blight seen in late season planted sweet corn

Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) is a disease caused by the fungal pathogen Exserohilum turcicum. The foliar lesions first develop on the lower leave... more »

Registration open for first Missouri Tomato Conference

The inaugural Missouri Tomato Conference will be held Aug. 14-15 to teach growers and serious hobbyists more about Missouri’s to... more »

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 a... more »

AppHarvest selects SUNSET to regnite Coal Country

Jonathan Webb’s vision of bringing a renewed economic boom to the Appalachians looks to be bright. Wisely he has brought in the industry pioneer and... more »

Farmers Market at the Capitol

The lawn of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing was the setting July 27 for Farmers Market at the Capitol, hosted by the Michigan Farmers M... more »

Large New Hampshire greenhouse operation gets USDA loan

  A business that wants to build two hydroponic greenhouses in New Hampshire's North Country to get tomatoes and salad greens more quickly t... 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, ramping up production in Silicon Valley... more »

Phytophthora disease reported on winter squash and pumpkin

Many areas of Michigan have received a significant amount of rain that favors the development of phytophthora disease on winter squash and pumpkin p... more »

Seedless watermelons focus of grafting study

Some people love to eat a juicy, seedless watermelon for a tasty, refreshing snack during a hot, Florida summer day. University of Florida scientists ... more »

Sales outlets help Florida farm survive shifts in produce market

Florida grower Tom O’Brien has found ways to sell his produce through multiple venues. O’Brien is president of C&D Fruit & Vegetable ba... more »


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