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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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 »

Agritourism professionals create association

In August, a new organization, the National Agritourism Professionals Association (NAPA), was formed to help support the agritourism industry and the ... more »

EPA approves registration of Nimitz nematicide

Nimitz, a non-fumigant nematicide produced by Adama, has received federal registration from EPA.According to a company news release, the active ingred... more »

Minnesota farm focuses on local sales

Operating a diversified fruit and vegetable farm within view of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, has put Sekapp Orchard in prime position to draw retail... more »

Farm finds u-pick strawberry niche

When the economy changed a few years ago, Darin and Jessica Jones decided to get out of the residential grading and hauling business and into farming.... more »

Census: Vegetable production is stable

An early look at vegetable crops in 2012 compared to 2007 showed only small differences in some of the overall the numbers, reflecting a relatively st... more »

North Carolina breeder continues to release cultivars

Randy Gardner, a professor emeritus and tomato breeder for North Carolina State University (NCSU), has something more he will be releasing to the gene... more »

Nebraska grower wants H-2A fix

Andy Daniels has seen enough.The Columbus, Nebraska, vegetable grower has tried everything he can think of to ward off obstacles being erected by U.S.... more »

Marketers share winning sales ideas

In 2007, Giff and Mae Burnap, who run Butternut Farm in Farmington, N.H., tried something new: They gave out free u-pick apple bags at a local element... more »

United Fresh 2014 New Product Award finalists announced

United Fresh announced a record 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association's 2014 New Product Awar... more »


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