Gills Onions adds to its sustainable power initiative

Gills Onions' sustainability efforts have garnered national attention. The Oxnard, Calif., farm is documenting what it does and working with outside groups to track the data ¬- for internal use, to continue to improve, and... more »

Precision agriculture is not a new idea

With all of the technology available today, sometimes older ideas get lost in the mix. Precision agriculture is not a new idea, but the reason many growers are looking into precision agriculture practices today is... more »

Farmers across the South contend with drought

Farmer Aries Haygood grabbed the top of a freshly planted onion and gave it a gentle pull. The green plant sprang from the ground with little resistance, a sign its roots weren't grabbing hold because... more »

USDA price index is up for vegetables

According to the USDA, the July price index for vegetables, at 174, is up 6.1 percent from last month and 29 percent above July 2009. Price increases during July for lettuce, tomatoes, snap beans, and... 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 Michigan vegetable production from beginning to end. It's an exciting time, and a... more »

Wind, Frost put Mid-Hudson Crops in Danger

In Orange County, the wind roared in like a sandblaster, leaving tender Black Dirt onion shoots lying limp on the ground. Times Herald-Record Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Record Winter Rainfall Affects Vidalia Onion Crop

Early this year, Georgia Vidalia onion growers were ready for Mother Nature to turn off the tap. Record rainfall had dampened their crop, prevented them from getting into fields to take care of it and... more »

California Pumpkin Grower Seeks to be a Facilitator

If there's anybody out there who can take a farmer, a politician, a regulator, a corporate CEO and an environmentalist, sit them down on hay bales and get them to share their viewpoints, it's probably... more »

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Midwest Weed Tech: Weed-fighting strategies, equipment have field day

ASTA helps sow the future of seed technology

Annual VGN Seed Showcase

Small organic growers give input on ag tech

UF studying horizontal tomatoes, disease resistance

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Onion thrips, disease management strategies

Inflation pressure creates pricing conundrum

Yara’s incubator farms focus on soil health

Too hot for old men to be working in the grove

H-2A program in need of repair


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