Vegetables

Refugee program gets to the ROOT of the labor problem

A new pilot project conceived by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County is addressing the growing need for farm employees by local New York vegetable and dairy farms by recruiting and training qualified refugees residing... more »

Plan ahead for fertigation

Fertigation is the process of adding fertilizer to irrigation water. Commonly 28 percent nitrogen injected into irrigation water in-place of, or addition to side dress nitrogen applications. Fertigation allows application of nitrogen closest to the... more »

Lack of labor puts Michigan asparagus harvest on hold

Michigan asparagus is ready to be harvested, but a lack of labor is putting things on hold.And this isn't a new issue. Here's more from WZZM13, a television station based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan:Asparagus... more »

New IPMinfo app developed to help strawberry growers

Surendra Dara, a University of California Cooperative Extension educator, recently developed a new iPhone app for information on pests and diseases in strawberries.According to the university, The IPMinfo app was developed in an effort to... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest specialist at the University of California, Davis, said in a presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable... more »

UGA entomologist researching thrips to control tomato spotted wilt virus

A University of Georgia entomologist is searching for a way to control tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) by studying thrips — the insect that carries the disease.Thrips pass TSWV to crops, like peanuts and vegetables,... more »

USDA ARS scientists develop 16 new lettuce lines

Many of today's consumers are striving to eat healthier by adding more fruits and vegetables to their diets. Salads are a popular way to do this, and salads usually involve lettuce as the foundation.In fact,... more »

LGMA welcomes new officers, board members for 2015

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) welcomed several newly elected members and appointed new officers during a meeting of the Advisory Board held in Salinas.The Board appointed its new chairman by moving Ron Ratto,... more »

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