Cucumbers

Indoor vertical grower touts concept’s benefits

Emerging concepts that enable food producers to thrive in more sustainable ways continue to take shape.One of those approaches is known as vertical farming, and the operators of an indoor system being... 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 Ralph Oomen.... more

Downy mildew found in Michigan cucumbers in 2018

Growers on the west side of Michigan should consider fungicide sprays for cucumbers and melons (watermelons, cantaloupe, muskmelon) now that downy mil... more »

New direction for Wilson Produce adds crops, enhances branding

Nogales, Arizona-based vegetable growers Wilson Produce is expanding its product mix beyond its specialty crop of mini peppers. The Arizona-based comp... more »

Time for downy mildew protectant sprays for cucumbers

As we near the beginning of July, it’s important to note this is typically the time of year we expect to find the first downy mildew symptoms on cuc... more »

Swanson Pickle’s next generation stepping up with improvements

A new crop of Swansons are learning to manage risk and transition at the family’s farm and processing facility in Michigan’s Muskegon County. T... more »

Fungicide for powdery mildew introduced by Nichino America

Nichino America  has introduced Gatten, a new fungicide for powdery mildew control in grapes and other crops.  Nichino and OAT Agrio Co., Ltd., the ... more »

Pickle processor Hausbeck invests in new packaging

Hausbeck Pickle Company of Saginaw, Michigan plans to invest in new machinery and equipment to package products in a stand-up pouch, with a helping gr... more »

Elumin fungicide registered for downy mildew in cucurbits

Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Valent U.S.A.'s Elumin Fungicide has been federally registered for controlling downy mildew in cucurbits. A new oomycete fu... more »

A look at carrot production in northwest lower Michigan

Picture this: a summer sky, smattered with clouds draped over a historic barn, adorned with hanging garlic heads, waiting to be bunched for the ne... more »

Why are twospotted spider mites such problems lately?

This has been an odd season, like most of them I guess, with lots of rain when we normally have drought and cool temperatures when we normally have he... more »

AppHarvest selects SUNSET to regnite Coal Country

Jonathan Webb’s vision of bringing a renewed economic boom to the Appalachians looks to be bright. Wisely he has brought in the industry pioneer and... more »


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