Carrots

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. [caption id="attachment_16165" align="alignright" width="200"] Justin and ... 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 Lew... more

Lifting of Michigan deer-baiting ban reopens market for growers

When Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder took office this year, he split the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Department of Environmental Quality... more »

Nematode, soil health challenges can’t wait

My work with Michigan soils and nematodes started 21 years ago with a three-year sweet cherry tree decline project with plant pathologist Alan Jones a... more »

Bolthouse Farms sees IPO or sale to private equity

The company that made baby carrots popular is more likely to go public or be sold to a different private equity firm than be bought by a giant corpora... more »

Irrigating asparagus has its advantages

Why consider irrigation in asparagus? Asparagus is not traditionally irrigated in rain-fed production areas of the Midwest and Northeast. However, dro... more »

California growers turning to center-pivot

Center-pivot irrigation could become the wave of the future in California, where farmers are looking to maximize water efficiency and minimize labor c... more »

Ultraviolet light can boost antioxidants in carrots

Exposing sliced carrots to UV-B, one of the three kinds of ultraviolet light in sunshine, can boost the antioxidant activity of the colorful vegetable... more »

Extreme baby carrots: An experiment in marketing

If you try to tell teenagers that they should eat carrots because they are full of vitamins and good for their eyes, you're probably not telling them ... more »

Caught in the carrot crossfire

Though orange under the soil, the carrot's bright green topside is one of the few obvious signs of life out in the Cuyama Valley, a dusty landscape of... more »

Baby carrots take on junk food

Name a snack food that's neon orange and makes a loud crunch when munched. USA TodayTo read more, click here.... more »

Michigan growers pull for new entomologist

By Matt Milkovich, Managing Editor Michigan State University's (MSU) new vegetable entomologist is in the midst of her first field season, observing M... more »


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