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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Vegetable council hands out awards during Great Lakes EXPO

The Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC) handed out two awards during the annual banquet of the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO.Master... more »

New MVC president wants to tackle labor, public relations

Ralph Oomen is in line to become the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). Currently the vice president, he'll start his two-year te... more »

Bolthouse finds ways to save energy, money

Spending money to save money also means saving energy at the Bolthouse Farms processing facility in Prosser, Wash.Jim Robbins, vice president of techn... more »

California’s Central Valley in peril

I left Los Angeles at 4 in the morning, long before first light, and made it to Bakersfield — the land of oil derricks, lowriders and truck stop... more »

Ohio family grows with the market

Three farms. Four thousand acres. Thirty-five commodities grown. Another 30 or so bought from other growers. Those numbers give a sense of the size an... more »

Farming family creates a niche at home and around the world

Huron, Ohio-based The Chef's Garden used a value-added producer grant it received several years ago to study the feasibility of adding a processing co... more »

MSU closing Muck Soils Research Farm

Like other land-grant institutions, Michigan State University (MSU) is experiencing a budget crunch. For that reason, officials are taking a hard look... more »

Aster Yellows can distort carrot growth

Aster leafhoppers are insect pests of carrots and many other crops grown in the upper Midwest. The majority of the economic loss is associated with th... more »

New York farm still recovering from Hurricane Irene

On Aug. 28, 2011, Hurricane Irene hit Schoharie Valley Farms.Richard Ball, the farm's owner, talked about the hurricane and its aftermath in January, ... more »

New nursery studies nematodes, cavity spot in carrots

Root knot nematodes and cavity spot are two of the biggest problems with carrots in Kern County, Calif. - one of the largest carrot growing centers of... more »


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