Crop Management

Rotational restrictions limit corn and soybean herbicide choices

Growing the same crops on soil year after year results in buildup of insects, diseases and weeds that reduce yields and quality. Vegetable growers are looking for new ground on which to produce their crops.... more »

California delegation visiting climate-smart Israel

Israel is regarded as perhaps the most climate-smart agricultural region in the world. It has to be, with annual rainfall of about 17 inches (source: World Bank). By comparison, portions of the Sierra Nevada, the... more »

Controlled environments growing in popularity

University of Arizona plant scientist and professor emeritus Merle Jensen labeled controlled environment agriculture the “birth of an agricultural revolution.” A popular response to today’s consumer demand for fresh, healthy, locally grown vegetables, the concept... more »

Renovating strawberries improves next year’s crop

Perennial strawberries (matted row production) are normally planted on bare ground in the spring, maintained the first year with herbicides, fertilizer and irrigation, and then harvested for two to three years. After the first year... more »

Tomatoes see ripening problems in high tunnels

May was a very cool, cloudy and wet month, which is having all kinds of repercussions now and into the summer for field crops. Gordon Johnson and Kate Everts talked about some of these vegetable... more »

USDA, Western Growers to host strawberry crop insurance meetings

Western Growers is working closely with USDA's Risk Management Agency to enhance and improve the current strawberry crop insurance program. The Strawberry Crop Insurance Program was developed in 2012 and was further reviewed by USDA... more »

USDA awards $14.5 million for plant research

USDA has awarded more than $14.5 million in grants to support research into plant health, production and resilience. These grants were made through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational program, authorized by the... more »

Forage radish is cream of cover crops

When it comes to the most beneficial cover crops farmers can use to suppress weeds and increase production values, University of New Hampshire scientists have found that forage radish is at the top of the... more »

Current Issue

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

Farm Market column: What’s the difference between markup and profit?

Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

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