Crop Management

California Organic Food, Farming Act signed into law

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law the California Organic Food and Farming Act (COFFA). This legislation marks the first update to California’s state organic law and program in over a decade, according to... more »

Case study: Incorporating high tunnels into organic production

In a collaboration between Gathering Together Farm (GTF) and Oregon State University (OSU), three high tunnels (Haygroves) were constructed side by side in January of 2003 on site at GTF. For the last three years,... more »

Rodale Institute forms Organic Farmers Association

Rodale Institute has launched a new membership organization for organic farmers. The new Organic Farmers Association will exist to provide a voice for organic farmers on policy issues, help organic farmers network and share information,... more »

Black tarps suppress weeds in organic production

University of New Hampshire researchers have found that using black tarps and cover crops successfully suppressed weeds in an organic vegetable system, allowing scientists to forgo tilling, which can have deleterious effects on soil. [caption... more »

Hurley joins GreenStone’s commercial lending unit

Kyle Hurley has joined GreenStone Farm Credit Services as a vice president of commercial lending. In this role, he will specialize in assisting large cash crop, fruit,... more »

Early springs could occur more frequently

Warm springs in the Great Lakes and Northeast regions – which create havoc for agriculture – may start earlier by mid-century if greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, according to a new Cornell study published... more »

LED lighting solutions create recipe for optimum plant growth

Vegetable producers, whether they grow under tunnels, in the field or in greenhouses, face a number of challenges. The growing environment can be difficult to control. Insect pests, disease and weeds can damage crops and... more »

Drought spurs disaster declaration in 24 New York counties

The federal government has declared 24 counties across upstate New York as a natural disaster area as a result of this summer's drought. These designations mean that farmers in those areas may be eligible for assistance,... more »

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August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

Great Lakes EXPO: Delivering the ultimate farm market

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