Vegetables

Plastic aids strawberry growth in Kansas

Kansas isn't known as a strawberry-producing state, but some innovative growers, helped by a couple of strategic research grants, are figuring out the best way to adapt annual plasticulture methods in a state where production... more »

EPA approves registration of Nimitz nematicide

Nimitz, a non-fumigant nematicide produced by Adama, has received federal registration from EPA.According to a company news release, the active ingredient in Nimitz has a mode of action that categorizes the product within a new... more »

Obituary: Byron Carpenter

Byron Eugene “Murphy” Carpenter of Grand Haven, Michigan, a long-time supporter of the state's vegetable industry, died Aug. 28. He was 93.Carpenter served as executive secretary of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC) from 1992 to... more »

Ohio’s Ackerman, industry booster, dies

George F. Ackerman, 83, of Oregon, Ohio died Aug. 23 at his home.Mr. Ackerman farmed with his two brothers until 1958. From that point on, he custom sprayed vegetable crops for local farmers and operated... more »

Peri & Sons: Food safety brings competitive edge

On-farm food safety audits are just one tool to ensure product grown and shipped by Peri & Sons Farms is safely making its way to customers.Brad Johnston, chief strategy officer and general counsel of the... more »

McClure’s builds pickle legacy from scratch

In 2006, using their great-grandmother Lala's recipe, brothers Bob and Joe McClure started McClure's Pickles after years of making pickles in their tiny Michigan kitchen.The relatively small, family owned company has become a well-known producer... more »

California growers, researchers doing what they can to conserve water

The 2014 drought will cost California's economy $2.2 billion and 17,100 seasonal and part-time jobs, according to a study released in July by the University of California's (UC) Center for Watershed Sciences and Agricultural Issues... more »

Minnesota farm focuses on local sales

Operating a diversified fruit and vegetable farm within view of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, has put Sekapp Orchard in prime position to draw retail followers from across the region.The farm is currently operated by Terrence (Fred)... more »

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