Carrots

Caught in the carrot crossfire

Though orange under the soil, the carrot's bright green topside is one of the few obvious signs of life out in the Cuyama Valley, a dusty landscape of hard-to-reach high desert where northeastern Santa Barbara... more »

Baby carrots take on junk food

Name a snack food that's neon orange and makes a loud crunch when munched. USA TodayTo read more, click here. more »

Michigan growers pull for new entomologist

By Matt Milkovich, Managing Editor Michigan State University's (MSU) new vegetable entomologist is in the midst of her first field season, observing Michigan vegetable production from beginning to end. It's an exciting time, and a... more »

Technologies Help Improve Agriculture

When Peter Rabbit Farms owner John Powell Jr. observes tons of glistening orange carrots being loaded onto trucks, he thinks green. The Desert Sun Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Hoophouse Ventures Prove Crops Can Thrive Year-Around in Michigan

Shannon Brines stooped down, pulled a young carrot out of the ground and gently brushed the soil off its roots. "My customers love to get these," he said, checking his crops one cold, rainy morning... more »

EXPO Has Got the Goods

If you were at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO a few weeks ago, you might have seen me: I was the guy wearing the ugly orange vest with a big manpurse... more »

Growing Better Carrots

Back in the good old days, carrot growers in Michigan didn't need to grow perfect carrots. They had a pretty good market for cull carrots, as the state's half-million deer hunters lapped them up to... more »

New Fumigant Rules Could Put Some Growers out of Business

EPA released its newest rules for applying soil fumigant pesticides a couple of months ago, and growers are still trying to figure out what the rules mean for them. Some things are certain: The new... more »

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