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
There aren't many young fruit and vegetable growers out there, and it worries Gordon Hahn. Hahn, 55, grows fruit, vegetable and grain crops in Huron, Ohio. His ... more
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With droughts and freezes, the last thing a grower needs is damage from wildlife. Deer are usually a major problem, but a winged critter is making lif... more »
Three farms. Four thousand acres. Thirty-five commodities grown. Another 30 or so bought from other growers. Those numbers give a sense of the size an... more »
It took some creative thinking and extra labor, but area farmers rescued their 2012 pumpkin harvests from the ravages of severe drought. Yes, there wi... more »
Sept. 11, 2001, was no ordinary day at the farmers' market for Ron Samascott.
The farmer from Kinderhook, N.Y., had long been doing the Wor... more »
Syngenta in North America announced EPA has granted registration approval for Lexar EZ and Lumax EZ herbicides. Powered by Callisto Plant Technology, ... more »
When Dave Weilnau was growing up, just about every farmer in his part of north-central Ohio sold their vegetables wholesale to local buyers. That's no... more »
Vegetable growers seem to be holding their own, despite what many are describing as the worst drought since the days of the Dust Bowl.While some areas... more »
Bayer CropScience announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the watermelon and melon seed business of Abbott & Cobb Inc., a priv... more »
Drawing on his own experience, the new president of the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association plans to use his new position to help the state's v... more »
By Kathy Gibbons
Editorial DirectorAl Dietrich didn't get a lot of sleep last night.The Conklin, Mich., grower had to be up and at his family... more »