Water

Irrigation evolves from cumbersome sprinkler applications

Irrigation of vegetable crops has a history driven by the reality that water is a finite resource. Emphasis on having the proper amount of water continues to increase.

Measures treat municipal water in processing plants

It’s no secret that water is a must for produce processing plants. Whether the source is rural or municipal, the water must be filtered and tested to be safe,... more

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Brassicas Have Multiple Values As Cover Crops

For many vegetable crops, three- to five-year rotations are ideal. Rotations provide a "time out," during which disease spores, insects and nematodes ... more »

High Tunnels Bring High Returns

Production of fruit and vegetables in high tunnels is growing rapidly, with new growers and new crops finding their comfort zone under those plastic r... more »

Baby-food Maker Finds Harvest Time A Strain

It was the first week of summer and already it was too hot. Too hot for peas, anyway, and too hot for the harvest schedule that had been set up at pla... more »

California Growers Look Immigration Reform Effects

California's Imperial Valley grew, in about 100 years, from a barren desert to the winter salad bowl of America after farmers found the Colorado River... more »

New Michigan Vegetable Council President Optimistic

Kent Karnemaat was just a lad in grade school when his father, Al, decided he'd worked for other farmers long enough and bought his own farm. Now, 30... more »

Fire The Ultimate Nightmare for Corn Maze Operators

Corn mazes have caught on like wildfire, an analogy that strikes fear in the hearts of maze operators – and fire marshals – across the cou... more »

Regions Work More Closely Together to Sell Crop

The threat of offshore fresh asparagus imports is bringing North American asparagus growers closer together. There are tentative plans to cooperate on... more »

Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Rescuing Farmland

It wasn't Jane Gordon Fletcher's fault she got rich. Over the years since her birth in 1901, the value of the family farm near Malvern, Penn., just ke... more »

Expert Recommends Drip Irrigation for Higher-Return Crops

Growers with higher-return crops should switch to drip irrigation, an irrigation expert advised.
"There are so many advantages to using drip irr... more »

Wholesale Apples Give Way to Variety, Agritainment

For 30 years, Peter Barton was a commercial apple grower with 200 acres of apples. "It was easier then," he said. "We were properly equipped, our mind... more »


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