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 »

CSA lists guide operators to meet demand at Coneflower Farm

Preference lists filled out by their customers guide Dennis Zehr and Ellen Davis-Zehr of Coneflower Farm near Princeton, Illinois, to grow and deliver produce that best meets the members’ needs. ... more »

Celery growers to harvest rewards of diet trend

Vegetable growers are gearing up to supply consumers’ growing interest in celery as a diet food. Sammy Duda is the senior vice president of national operations for Duda Farm Fresh Foods, the pare... more »

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