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

Ancient Purple Carrot Finds New Life Coloring Food

The ancient purple carrot is returning to its roots, this time to dye processed foods rather than the robes of Afghan royals. MercuryNews.com

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Farming Showing a Rebirth Across Massachusetts

Her favorite chores: harvesting watermelons and carrots. masslive.com... more »

Crowd Fights Through Traffic, Dirt for Free Food

Beth Mayer and Ashley Veigel could have suffered from a lack of planning Saturday. Without a shovel or pitchfork to glean the remaining carrots from t... more »

Brussels Sprouts Relaxed Rules for Fruits and Vegetables

Oddly shaped asparagus, crooked cucumbers and gnarly carrots will no longer be banned from grocers' shelves in the European Union, following a relaxat... more »

Producers Pay More as Growing Gets More Expensive

Despite the skyrocketing cost of inputs and a national economy that seems to get gloomier and gloomier with each passing day, Tim Boals has never seen... more »

IR-4 Continues to Generate Herbicide Registration Data

Registering an herbicide for use on a specialty crop is a long, involved process. A federally funded program, the Interregional Research Project Numb... more »

Deer Feeding Ban Hits Carrot, Apple Growers

Michigan's ban on feeding and baiting wild white-tailed deer came at a bad time for apple and carrot growers, as well as for those who grow corn a... more »

Luna Circle Farm Keeps its Owner Busy

On the road toward a master's degree in accounting, Tricia Bross took a detour and arrived at a somewhat different destination. Now a grower and marke... more »

California Water Crisis Threatens its Fruit and Vegetables

Ron Jacobsma, general manager of the Friant Water Authority, called it a "double whammy" on California's water supply: A record drought that started l... more »

Pushing the Envelope on Vegetables

The view of the vegetable patch will be decidedly odd this year: Get ready for maroon carrots, yellow watermelons and pink-and-white striped beets. Wa... more »


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