Midwest

Kitchen Minis program now part of PanAmerican Seed

PanAmerican Seed has purchased the Kitchen Minis program from Dalina Genetics, a Danish breeder of ornamental and edible plants. The purchase includes breeding lines, as well as commercial products of compact tomatoes and cucumbers. This... more »

Processed products, online sales spur success

The gentle curving of Lake Huron around the Thumb region of Michigan puts Port Austin on the tip of a peninsula, and summer tourism is big. “A lot of people from the metro Detroit area... more »

Biodegradable mulch lessens labor pressure

Plastic mulch helps control weeds, conserve moisture and speed soil warmup – to name a few advantages – but biodegradable plastic mulch offers that and potentially even more. “Plastic mulch is a very common tool... more »

Michigan offers value-added grant opportunity

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development is now accepting applications for its latest round of value-added grants. The Value-Added Grant Program is designed to help retain, expand, attract or develop agricultural processing in... more »

2018 Michigan asparagus crop biggest in a decade; processing price even

The year after a productive season, Michigan asparagus growers will keep their prices for processing asparagus locked in. Growers met March 14  with researchers, educators, handlers and industry officials at Oceana Asparagus Day in New... more »

Carrot nitrate content could soar in late season

That last nitrogen fertilizer application before carrot harvest is thought to benefit yield, strengthen tops for harvest and possibly reduce susceptibility to foliar disease. It can also increase nitrate levels in the harvested carrots with... more »

Muck fields may attract bees to aid pollination

The causes of pollinator decline have been well-documented, but research at Ohio State University’s Muck Farm near Willard, Ohio, is trying a new approach of putting pollinator habitat in strips among the vegetable crops. “Can... more »

Specialty crop interests among Michigan grant awardees

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) awarded 16 Rural Development Fund Grants designed to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure that benefits rural communities. “What these grants demonstrate is... more »


75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
VGN cover
Get one year of Vegetable Growers News in both print and digital editions for only $15.50.

Interested in reading the print edition of Vegetable Growers News?

Subscribe Today »


Be sure to check out our sister sites:
produceprocessingsm
website development by deyo designs