Vegetables

Northeast growers monitor diseases following dry June

June proved to be a dry month across much of Pennsylvania and the Northeast region except for a few areas around Harrisburg and Scranton that received normal to slight above-normal precipitation. The average precipitation across... more »

Syngenta shows off futuristic breeding facility

Syngenta in May webcast a tour and interviews of Tomato Vision, an avant-garde tomato greenhouse in the Netherlands’ Maasland. The company, a giant in the specialty crop agriculture space, said the 150,000-square-foot greenhouse would change... more »

Brooklyn aquaponic farm announces major expansion

Upward Farms, an aquaponics operation in Brooklyn, New York, announced July 8 its growth plans, including a rebrand from Seed & Roe and construction of a new headquarter farm in Brooklyn that will significantly increase... more »

Managing cucurbit diseases with research, outreach

Michigan agriculture boasts more than 300 commodities, giving it a richness and diversity surpassed only by California in the U.S. Specialty crops – fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery crops and floricultural crops – are an... more »

July 28 is date for virtual Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day

The University of California Cooperative Extension’s Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, Surendra Dara is hosting the Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day virtually on Tuesday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Pacific. Agenda is in... more »

OSU professor shares benefits of controlled-environment berries

Substrate-based strawberry production under controlled environment (greenhouse, high tunnels) is a fast-growing sector in North America. Along with the increasing interest in local production, several greenhouse industries as well as traditional field producers in North... more »

Markets recovering from COVID-19

Vegetable growers’ biggest obstacle seems to be market demand diminished by the COVID-19 pandemic that for months shut down restaurants and food service, and complicated farm operations and distribution. In early June, growers were getting... more »

Cucumber downy mildew moves across Michigan

Downy mildew on cucumber plants has been verified on two farms in Monroe County, which is located in southeast Michigan. This is the first confirmation of this devastating disease on the east side of the... more »


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