Controlled Environment

Veg Connections: Seedless cucumbers in high tunnels

Seedless cucumber is a popular and high-value crop. High yield, climbing growth habit and parthenocarpic characteristics make seedless cucumber a valuable crop for growing in high tunnels. Cucumbers are sold for premium prices in the... more »

Drone workshop to help growers scheduled

The University of Arizona (UA) is scheduling a workshop designed to help growers considering using drones. The Easy Drone Use for Better Farms Workshop is scheduled for Jan. 31. The workshop will be presented in-person... more »

New England high tunnel conference deadline approaching

The deadline for registering for a New England high tunnel conference is approaching. The High Tunnel Production Conference: Revitalizing Your Tunnel Vision is scheduled... more »

Chicago to host Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit 

The 2024 edition of the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit will be in Chicago. The event is scheduled for June 24-25. This is an event for growers, retailers, technology providers, seed companies, investors and policymakers. More... more »

New crop insurance options include organic transition coverage

The USDA is beefing up crop insurance options for specialty crop and organic producers, including rolling out new and expanded options based on feedback from farmers and ranchers. To do this, USDA’s Risk Management Agency... more »

USDA Horticultural Research Laboratory adds vertical farming labs

AmplifiedAg, an agricultural technology company focused in controlled environment agriculture (CEA), was awarded the contract from the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Fort Pierce, Florida to supply vertical farming research labs to the agency’s... more »

Marketing, sales associate joins horticultural supplier Dramm

The Dramm Corp. has added Noah Dramm Becker as a marketing and sales associate. In his role, Becker will work primarily with the company’s commercial products and water management teams in content creation, website management,... more »

High tunnel boost: Improve production

High tunnels are popular season extension tools for vegetable crops across the U.S. While most northern high tunnels use inflated double-layer plastic cover, application in the Southeast is questionable due to the mild spring climate.... more »

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VGN April Cover

Insect Eavesdropper allows growers to “hear” what’s happening in fields

Managing wildlife on the farm

Southwest Florida’s Worden Farm manages challenges

Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association says farewell to leader

Southeast Regional Show recognizes leaders

Veg Connections: Biopesticides and beneficial insects

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60 years of advocating for agricultural employers

Keeping CSA members engaged and loyal

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