Carrots

Bolthouse Farms sees IPO or sale to private equity

The company that made baby carrots popular is more likely to go public or be sold to a different private equity firm than be bought by a giant corporation, according to its CEO. ReutersTo read... more »

Irrigating asparagus has its advantages

Why consider irrigation in asparagus? Asparagus is not traditionally irrigated in rain-fed production areas of the Midwest and Northeast. However, drought stress during fern growth limits production of the root carbohydrates necessary for high yields... more »

California growers turning to center-pivot

Center-pivot irrigation could become the wave of the future in California, where farmers are looking to maximize water efficiency and minimize labor costs. About 30 growers attended a meeting recently in Five Points, Calif. -... more »

Ultraviolet light can boost antioxidants in carrots

Exposing sliced carrots to UV-B, one of the three kinds of ultraviolet light in sunshine, can boost the antioxidant activity of the colorful vegetable. That's according to preliminary studies by USDA research food technologist and... more »

Extreme baby carrots: An experiment in marketing

If you try to tell teenagers that they should eat carrots because they are full of vitamins and good for their eyes, you're probably not telling them anything they don't already know. NPRTo read more,... more »

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 »


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