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Drip irrigation management leads to efficiencies

Vegetable growers in Florida are using plasticulture to improve water and nutrient management practices on more than 5,000 acres of production. And the effort is paying off, according to one Extension official familiar with the... more »

Watermelon board announces restructuring

Gordon Hunt, director of marketing and communications for the National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB), recently announced his departure to take a position as managing director of a new Southeast Asian-oriented company. This change prompted NWPB... more »

Association seeks to unite Colorado’s fruit, vegetable growers

A small but expanding group in Colorado is carefully nurturing a new association that brings together fruit and vegetable growers from all the key growing regions in the state.The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association... more »

Members named to watermelon board

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed 13 members to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. All of the appointees' terms will begin Jan. 1, 2015, and end Dec. 31, 2017.New members include: Katelyn Kelly... more »

Waterjet cutting shows promise for produce items

The use of high-pressure jets of water as a way to cut produce may be beginning to emerge as an alternative for fresh-cut processors.The technology for waterjet cutting has been around for decades, first appearing... more »

EPA approves registration of Nimitz nematicide

Nimitz, a non-fumigant nematicide produced by Adama, has received federal registration from EPA.According to a company news release, the active ingredient in Nimitz has a mode of action that categorizes the product within a new... more »

Farm finds u-pick strawberry niche

When the economy changed a few years ago, Darin and Jessica Jones decided to get out of the residential grading and hauling business and into farming. It was a big leap, but the couple wasn't... more »

Nebraska grower wants H-2A fix

Andy Daniels has seen enough.The Columbus, Nebraska, vegetable grower has tried everything he can think of to ward off obstacles being erected by U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) officials, who are making it difficult to... more »

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