For the second consecutive year, the majority of growers who responded to a labor survey conducted by Vegetable Growers News reported they experienced severe worker shortages in 2017. Most continue to search for labor solutions to meet their crop production goals.
The survey – conducted in the first quarter of 2018 – asked growers if they had enough labor in 2017. More than 53 percent indicated they did not have adequate worker numbers for the previous season. That percentage matched the 2017 survey results that inquired about 2016 worker totals.
Just 46 percent of farm operators had... more
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For 20 years, Cornell University entomology professor Anthony Shelton has maintained and updated a website cataloging natural-born enemies of common agricultural pests.
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The greenhouse features a computerized irrigation based on vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and a shade curtain for summer.
The hydroponic greenhouse for vegetable production was opened in the spring of 2017.
H-2A housing is important for specialty crop growers across crops and across the country.
On the West Coast, growers are looking for new products to better meet the requirement.
Biological products have long been used in agriculture, but the rapid introduction of new biological products has created a learning curve for growers who are used to chemical products.
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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue appointed Michael Clemens of Wim... more
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Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) supports a bill that has been referred to the Ho... more
To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resi... more