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.
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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An increasing number of foodborne outbreaks traced to fresh fruits and vegetables are being partially attributed to current production and processing ... more »
Using proper drip irrigation and fertigation techniques can be akin to pursuing "a business of Goldilocks," according to a University of Georgia Exten... more »
Every good reason to grow tomatoes and other high-return vegetables and small fruits in high tunnels has a compelling argument to counter it, accordin... more »
Although early February storms brought much-needed precipitation to California, they only made a small dent in the four-year-old drought, water manage... more »
Last year was Earth's warmest since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).The two agencies recently a... more »
David Coveyou, owner of Scenic Farm in Petoskey, Michigan, who works with farm manager Laura Judge, discussed how they "cultivated farm resiliency and... more »
Bob Hochmuth, extension agent at the University of Florida, describes his work on drip irrigation projects in Norther Florida.... watch »
There was a time when heirloom tomatoes were typically associated with production, handling and shipping challenges that did not attract commercial gr... more »
Vegetable growers in Florida are using plasticulture to improve water and nutrient management practices on more than 5,000 acres of production. And th... more »
An agricultural engineering professor, in the forefront of high-tech innovation, believes there are significant advantages for specialty crop operator... more »