Carrots

Carrot nitrate content could soar in late season

That last nitrogen fertilizer application before carrot harvest is thought to benefit yield, strengthen tops for harvest and possibly reduce susceptibility to foliar disease. It can also increase nitrate levels in the harvested carrots with... more »

Large to small growers move crops with Farm-to-School movement

Providence Farm is a small vegetable-and-livestock operation in Michigan’s Antrim County, with a community supported agriculture (CSA) program and a roadside market. But owners Ryan and Andrea Romeyn say direct sales to schools have led... more »

Justin Oomen to lead Michigan Vegetable Council as president

Justin Oomen, a young family man from an old farming family, will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council. Justin and Danielle Oomen with their son, Colton. Photos: Oomen... more »

Paris Four Seasons hotel tries growing its own vegetables

Talk about the cream of the crop. A luxury hotel in Paris, the Four Seasons Hotel George V, is establishing an organic garden to grow fruits and vegetables for a hotel restaurant, Le George. “When we open... more »

Colorado grower-shipper Ed Monson dies at 73

Longtime Colorado onion and carrot grower-shipper Joseph (Ed) Monson, 73, of Greeley, Colorado March 11, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Ed worked with his own father and uncle growing onions and carrots... 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 small scale producers, carrots provide the benefits of... 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 and water treatment markets, has received EPA approval for its newest biological fungicide, Stargus. This... more »

High tunnel production well suited for root crops

Carrots, beets, radishes, turnips and parsnips are popular cool-season root crops for high tunnel production and marketing in West Virginia. According to Lewis W. Jett, commercial horticulture Extension specialist at West Virginia University, beets are... more »


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