Carrots

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 Exte... more

Michigan trials spotlight carrot foliar diseases

Michigan is ranked second in the U.S. for the production of carrots, grown on 1,600 acres in 2014 with a value of $7.7 million. Michigan carrot growers rely ... more

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Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest special... more »

Nimitz receives Michigan exemption for carrots

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Adama issued a news release April 27 stating the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has is... more »

Georgia vegetable growers approve new marketing order assessment

Georgia vegetable growers have a new marketing order. The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Vegetables – Marketing Order for Vegetabl... more »

Nimitz receives California registration

The nematicide Nimitz, produced by Adama, has received state registration in California for use on tomatoes, peppers, okra, eggplant, cucumbers, water... more »

JV Farms Organic recycling efforts spread companywide

The CEO of a large western U.S. vegetable operation was front and center when it came time to rally companywide support for stronger recycling and sus... more »

Labor, food safety, transportation priorities for new MVC president

Joe Pirrone will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). He'll start his two-year term in 2015, replacing outgoing president Ra... more »

Farm Bill funds labor survey

USDA recently announced that, through authorizations of the 2014 Farm Bill, it would invest nearly $118 million dollars to support America's specialty... more »

The Benefit of Disease Models — VGNtv

Ben Werling, an Extension educator with Michigan State University, discusses disease models for carrots and asparagus in west Michigan.... watch »

Obituary: Byron Carpenter

Byron Eugene “Murphy” Carpenter of Grand Haven, Michigan, a long-time supporter of the state's vegetable industry, died Aug. 28. He was 93... more »

Combatting the Aster Leafhopper — VGNtv

Michigan State University Extension Educator Ben Werling discusses research to fine-tune methods being used to combat Aster leafhopper, a common pe... watch »


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