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Patchwork Farms offers healthy fresh produce for residents lacking options

An urban farm in a low-income Atlanta neighborhood is working to make healthy fruits and vegetables more accessible to the community. Jamila Norman, founder of Patchwork City Farms, wants to shine a light on people... more »

Technology, tradition help Carzalia Valley Produce thrive

Farming in the high desert of New Mexico only feet from the U.S.-Mexico border, Carzalia Valley Produce Inc. embraces new technology to change and improve its operations and grow onions sustainably. Family involvement is also... more »

Edema problem noted in high tunnel tomatoes

I recently received an inquiry from a high tunnel grower about unusual symptoms on tomato leaves. The tomatoes were planted in early March, and in the past few weeks developed blisters or callus-like growths along... more »

Mobile apps help growers identify weeds

A cornerstone of any effective weed control program is finding and treating bothersome weeds before they become established and spread. Unless you are an expert, though, it can be hard to identify what type of weeds you... more »

Cover crops more effective than insecticides for managing pests

Promoting early-season plant cover, primarily through the use of cover crops, can be more effective at reducing pest density and crop damage than insecticide applications, according to a Penn State-led team of researchers. In a... more »

Tips for commercial watermelon production

Watermelons can be a great crop for home production, as well as commercial production. Like most crops, watermelons should be planted on a well-drained site, and should not be planted in a low spot that... more »

Arkansas researchers lead fight against pathogens in greenhouses, hydroponics

In even the most controlled of environments, some things are just going to be out of growers’ control. Researchers at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station are working to understand those variables, including soilborne pathogens and... more »

LSU AgCenter sweet potato researcher receives national recognition

For more than 30 years, LSU AgCenter researcher Don La Bonte has worked tirelessly on behalf of producers to further the science and sustainability of the sweet potato industry. His efforts were recently rewarded when... more »

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