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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ARaymond introduces Easy Clip 14mm for cucumbers

ARaymond will launch the Easy Clip 14mm for cucumbers, which will join the other products in the Easy Clip range. The 14mm clip was created following ... more »

Riveridge to market larger share of Michigan asparagus

Riveridge Produce Marketing will market a larger share of Michigan asparagus in 2017, as part of an expanded partnership with Ridgeview Orchards. "... more »

New data reveals pesticide peril in beehives

Honeybees – employed to pollinate crops during the blooming season – encounter danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to a ne... more »

Plant Protection and Quarantine releases 2016 annual report

The USDA Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) has released its 2016 Annual Report, outlining accomplishments from throughout the year. PPQ reports... more »

MSU Extension updates insecticide fact sheet for greenhouse production

Some ornamental plant producers are venturing into growing vegetables in the greenhouse. Greenhouse vegetable crops are susceptible to similar pests a... more »

Costs, returns of producing transplanted processing tomatoes

The University of California (UC) Agricultural Issues Center has released an updated study on the costs and returns of producing transplanted processi... more »

Researchers seek citizen-scientists for ‘Great Pumpkin Project’

A researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is reaching out to Master Gardeners, teachers, students and other interested parties to ... more »

UPI launches two new herbicide products

UPI has launched two new herbicides in the U.S. MOCCASIN is a post-patent herbicide containing the active ingredient S-metolachlor (the same active... more »

Lettuce genome assembly published

UC Davis researchers have unlocked a treasure-trove of genetic information about lettuce and related plants, releasing the first comprehensive genome... more »

NatureFresh Farms builds new distribution center

NatureFresh Farms has broken ground on a new 106,000-square-foot distribution center in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. Set to be located next to Natur... more »


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