Vegetables

U.S. farm real estate value increased 2.4 percent from 2014

The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $3,020 per acre for 2015, up 2.4 percent from 2014 values. Regional changes in the... more »

Why are my cucurbits wilting?

This season has been rough on cucurbit crops across the state and many growers are seeing cucurbits wilting in their fields. There are a number of diseases like bacterial wilt, cucurbit yellow vine decline and... more »

New Hydro-Cooler makes cooling after grading possible

Wyma has developed a new Hydro-Cooler able to handle multiple flow paths.The new Wyma Laned Hydro-cooler has a maximum of three lanes dividing the internal belt conveying fresh produce through the cooling chamber, according to... more »

California fines companies that sold vegetables with illegal pesticide residue

The California Dept. of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has taken decisive action against six companies that ignored warnings, and repeatedly sold imported fruits and vegetables with illegal pesticide residues to predominantly ethnic minority customers. The fines... more »

Onion weed control in a cool, wet year

Onion weed control always requires attention and effort, but in wet years it becomes very difficult to maintain clean fields. Weeds grow more rapidly than onions, herbicides lose activity sooner and wet fields make subsequent... more »

Watch out for spider mites in high tunnels in hot weather

In hot dry weather spider mite populations can spike quickly. Although the weather this summer has been far from dry, where high tunnels have protected from the frequent rains, spider mites have been a problem.DamageSpider... more »

Protect strawberries from foliar diseases after renovation

The 2015 growing season has been rainy with generally moderate temperatures, conditions that are particularly conducive to fungal and bacterial diseases. In many strawberry fields, leaf spots are common though may not necessarily be severe.... more »

Sakata Seed develops Infinite Gold melon

Sakata Seed America unveiled a new variety of cantaloupe called Infinite Gold. Bred through traditional breeding practices, Infinite Gold LSL (Long Shelf Life) melon offers long shelf life, high-yield potential and infinite flavor, according to... more »

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