Pumpkins/Squash

Crop mix keeps customers coming back for more

When the Erbs talk about the diversity of their crops, they're not exaggerating. They grow 74 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, 54 varieties of peaches and nectarines and more than 100 varieties of pump... more

Guatemalan valley visit unveils unique watering system

The Valley of Almolonga in Guatemala is staggeringly gorgeous. Especially to a vegetable grower: an irregular checkerboard of small fields, all verdantly green,... more

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2015 Michigan Agritourism directory expanded, offered in full color

The Michigan Agritourism Association released its 2015 directory featuring agritourism destinations across the state. This year's directory is upgrade... more »

UGA researcher seeking to improve squash crop

A University of Georgia (UGA) vegetable horticulturist is searching for new squash varieties to help Georgia farmers improve the state's $24.7 mil... more »

Conveyor machine keeps harvest labor costs down

When Jim Abma began growing produce on a large scale a few years ago for his family's 85-year-old farm in Wyckoff, New Jersey, he realized he had a pr... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest special... more »

Nimitz receives Michigan exemption for carrots

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Adama issued a news release April 27 stating the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has is... more »

Squash vine borer moth can be disastrous for small growers

The squash vine borer is a moth belonging to a group called “clearwing” moths. This is because the adult moths have transparent wings that... more »

Georgia vegetable growers approve new marketing order assessment

Georgia vegetable growers have a new marketing order. The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Vegetables – Marketing Order for Vegetabl... more »

Nimitz receives California registration

The nematicide Nimitz, produced by Adama, has received state registration in California for use on tomatoes, peppers, okra, eggplant, cucumbers, water... more »

UC researcher seeks more colorful sweet potatoes

Americans draw their cuisine from a vast array of cultures, but on Thanksgiving most of us sit down to eat essentially the same foods: roast turkey wi... more »

Labor, food safety, transportation priorities for new MVC president

Joe Pirrone will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). He'll start his two-year term in 2015, replacing outgoing president Ra... more »


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