Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Week brings support for specialty crops

Iowa’s commercial horticulture industry contributes $48 million to the state’s economy each year, providing fresh produce to Iowa consumers. Gov, Kim Reynolds recognized the value of Iowa horticul... more »

North Carolina State student gets hands-on with horticulture research

For Nettie Baugher, North Carolina State’s online Master of Horticultural Science program offered the best of both worlds. Baugher’s undergraduate degree is in horticulture, and she currently ... more »

Vermont’s marketing campaign marks farms’ focus on food safety

This summer, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets’ Produce Program partnered with growers to celebrate the steps they take to bring food from the field to customers. The camp... more »

Lima bean inoculants provide economical, environmental benefits

Lima beans are also good for the environment and farmers. They are effective as cover crops and as green manure. The benefit of lima beans stretches down even into their roots. There, they house mi... more »

Onion grower G&R Farms continues commitment to sustainability

Glennville, Georgia-based G&R Farms has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability with its participation in the How2Recycle program. Today many businesses, including G&R, have placed susta... more »

What’s the best method to scare birds from sweet corn?

Scaring birds out of sweet corn and other crops is not new, based on the centuries-old placement of scarecrows dressed in old clothes (oftentimes filled with straw) in fields. However, there are many ... more »

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Government, industry eye E. coli in leafy greens

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