Bioscience beckons, offers new traits for growers, consumers

Talking to researchers and companies about their genetically-engineered projects for specialty crops is a little bit like a trip to a grower’s dream world. Imagine ground cherries that stay on th... more »

Pathogens in asparagus crowns researched

Cleaner crowns are a way to avoid rot in asparagus crowns, stems and roots, and identifying the fungi on the plants may help manage those pathogens. A new study by Michigan State University (MSU) is ... more »

Ag census: Greenhouse tomato space soars

Call it the age of the greenhouse tomato. The last decade has been good to that growing technique, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Greenhouse space is up across the U.S. overall, and v... more »

Winter hoop house production set by timing

Hoop houses extend the growing season, but planting date is key if one plans to grow vegetables through the winter. Base the planting date on the last day that has 10 hours of daylight as the days ... more »

Greenhouses, farm markets a new career for Michigan man

The hard work of having a greenhouse may not appeal to most people, but it was a new beginning for Jim and Cathy Tomlin of End Of The Lane Plants and Produce of Deford, Michigan. “I grew up in De... more »

Mechanized cucumber harvesting, packing emerges

A Dutch robotics firm says its machine could be automatically harvesting greenhouse cucumbers in a few years. Harvests for greenhouse cucumbers can run nine months to year-round with artificial lig... more »

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