Pumpkins/Squash

Ohio Sweet Corn

McMaster Farms grows and sells 250 acres of fresh sweet corn in Columbiana, Ohio. In addition, McMaster Farms runs about 100 acres of sweet corn from a neighboring farm through its packing shed, which also... more »

Shifting Acreage, Consumer Demand Shape Seed Industry

Consumer-oriented traits like taste, size, shape, texture and color have been reshaping the vegetable seed industry for years, but recent shifts in acreage toward local markets or commodity crops have been at least as influential,... more »

Orange You Glad it’s Time for Pumpkins?

Tom Swain and family pick their perfect pumpkin a bit differently than other families do. MPNnow.com more »

Partnerships Help New Mexico Farm

The Mesilla Valley Maze and Lyles Family Farms is a rarity in New Mexico: A farm that's open to the public. Unlike other parts of the country, where farm markets, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and... more »

Containment System is Totally Tubular for Organic Growers

When drought, weeds and contaminated topsoil conspired to kill Tom Buehrle's wildflower garden, he came up with an idea he thinks has the potential to revolutionize the organic vegetable industry. It started with a piece... more »

Heavy Rain Leaves Legacy of Soggy Zucchini, Swollen Tomatoes

This summer's constant rains are taking their toll on many Connecticut farmers' crops of tomatoes, squash, greens and other products. newsday.com more »

Small-scale Farmers Grapple with Big Consumerism

At the wholesale produce market in this Mennonite community, farming families arrive by horse and buggy, and pallets are stacked high with freshly harvested Shenandoah Valley onions, corn, green peppers and squash. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review more »

Luna Circle Farm Keeps its Owner Busy

On the road toward a master's degree in accounting, Tricia Bross took a detour and arrived at a somewhat different destination. Now a grower and marketer of organic vegetables and herbs from her small Wisconsin... more »

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Midwest Weed Tech: Weed-fighting strategies, equipment have field day

ASTA helps sow the future of seed technology

Annual VGN Seed Showcase

Small organic growers give input on ag tech

UF studying horizontal tomatoes, disease resistance

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Onion thrips, disease management strategies

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Yara’s incubator farms focus on soil health

Too hot for old men to be working in the grove

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