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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Striving for worm-free sweet corn

As some extra-early plantings of sweet corn are beginning to reach the silking stage, growers should have a plan for managing caterpillar pests. Phero... more »

Growing Produce in Florida

Tom O'Brien, president of C&D Fruit & Vegetable in Bradenton, Florida, says competition from other countries makes it tough to be a growe... watch »

Spotted wing drosophila threatens Wisconsin berry crops

Wisconsin Berry Growers Association says its nearly 90 members have been contributing money towards research to help identify management practices to ... more »

Cucumber downy mildew confirmed in Dorchester County, Maryland

Downy mildew on cucumber was confirmed in Dorchester County, Maryland on June 21. The cucumber crop should be protected with a fungicide that targets ... more »

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 »


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