Vegetables

It is not too late to plant cover crops

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler so many feel that it is too late to plant cover crop. That is not completely accurate. While it is true that it is... more »

Seaweed extract benefits petunia, tomato transplants

Seaweed extracts are used widely in agriculture and horticulture production systems. Benefits of the extracts can include early seed germination and establishment, improved crop performance and yield, increased resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, and... more »

EPA registers BASF herbicide on all corn types

BASF's Armezon PRO herbicide, which provides long-lasting residual control of emerged grass and broadleaf weeds, has received full EPA registration for use on all corn types. “Growers want flexible options to control weeds based on their farm’s... more »

CSA, u-pick sales expand farm market’s customer base

Offering u-pick fruit all summer through fall helped an old farm market bring in young customers. Strites Orchard turned 100 last year. The orchard and farm market is well known in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area... more »

New downy mildew hybrids soon available

Pickling cucumber growers will soon have a new defense against the devastating downy mildew disease. During the Pickle Packers International annual meeting, Seminis announced the launch of DM Defense, a line of Downy mildew resistant pickling... more »

Hardy new pea now developed

Commercial pea growers stand to benefit from the release of Hampton, a new edible dry pea variety that resists some of the legume crop’s most costly scourges, including pea enation mosaic virus (PEMV) and bean... more »

Adverse conditions make growing pumpkins in south Georgia difficult

High temperatures, humid nights and disease pressure make growing pumpkins difficult for south Georgia farmers, according to Tim Coolong, University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension vegetable horticulturist. Georgia only produces a few hundred acres of... more »

UF receives grant to spread the word on food safety standards

The University of Florida will help lead the charge in educating stakeholders on the sweeping changes being made to national food safety regulations with a $1.2 million grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and... more »

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