Schopf brothers’ love of scaring people pays off

Jim Schopf has always loved scaring people. As kids, he and his brother Gene would make straw tunnels in the barn. They’d invite friends to crawl through the tunnels and find ways to frighten the... more

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby for more i... more

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Effect of phosphorus rates on tomato in calcareous soil

Phosphorus (P) has a significant role in root growth, fruit and seed development, and plant disease resistance. Currently, no P fertilizer recommendat... more »

Speaker, schedule set for Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

More than 2,400 fruit, vegetable, and berry growers and others from the industry are expected at the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention ... more »

Pumpkin genomes sequenced, revealing uncommon history

For some, pumpkins conjure carved Halloween decorations, but for many people around the world, these gourds provide nutrition. Scientists at the... more »

18-pound cabbage wins Ontario competition

Tradition runs deep at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, and the Creighton family is part of the past, present and, hopefully, the future. Ma... more »

Ocean Mist mourns the death of partner Hugo Tottino

Hugo Tottino, longtime partner and co-owner of vegetable giant Ocean Mist Farms, died Monday, Nov. 6, the company announced. He was 91. Hugo is s... more »

Carrots provide benefits for small scale growers

As the frost settles in for much of the Upper Midwest, growers are working to bring in the year’s harvest. Among the various crops relied upon by sm... more »

#BerryTogether campaign by Driscoll’s a success

A national marketing campaign for berries is being recognized by its creator as a success for creating a more emotional connection with consumers. ... more »

Sakata names senior manager of vegetable sales, marketing

Sakata Seed America has appointed Justin Davis as senior manager, vegetable sales and marketing. Davis will assume responsibility for all of Sakata’... more »

Study: Red makes consumers retain attention to food labels

For many people, red means “stop,” and that’s what consumers are doing when they see that color on food information labels, according to a new s... more »

Marrone receives EPA approval for novel biofungicide

Marrone Bio Innovations, (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI), a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf and ornamental a... more »

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