Vegetables

Editorial: Beware the Canada goose

With droughts and freezes, the last thing a grower needs is damage from wildlife. Deer are usually a major problem, but a winged critter is making life difficult for some growers."I planted broccoli after our... more »

Can pilfering PYO pickers be pinched?

Who hasn't seen someone "sample" the fruit in a pick-your-own stand, or seen kids walk out from the strawberry patch with as many berries on them as they have in the bucket? In some cases,... more »

Savvy farmers save pumpkin crop, Halloween

It took some creative thinking and extra labor, but area farmers rescued their 2012 pumpkin harvests from the ravages of severe drought. Yes, there will be a happy Halloween.At Maize Valley Farms and Winery, 6193... more »

Sept. 11, 2001: A deadly day at the farmers’ market

Sept. 11, 2001, was no ordinary day at the farmers' market for Ron Samascott.The farmer from Kinderhook, N.Y., had long been doing the World Trade Center farmers' market on Tuesdays and Thursdays. That one dawned... more »

Children sell fruits (and vegetables) of their labor in new enterprise

A new successful startup farming business in Fremont, Ohio, is turning heads.Every Friday from about 1 to 6 p.m., the owners and operators of The Vegetable Hut at WSOS Stricker Family Development Center take to... more »

One year after the storms: Frustrated farmers say dredging is a solution

Jeff Bialas got his first sense of looming disaster while picking vegetables on his Pine Island farm a full day after Hurricane Irene's torrential rains had stopped. The swollen Wallkill River, nearly two miles to... more »

Syngenta announces EPA registration of Lexar EZ and Lumax EZ herbicides

Syngenta in North America announced EPA has granted registration approval for Lexar EZ and Lumax EZ herbicides. Powered by Callisto Plant Technology, these products will deliver broad-spectrum residual weed control and application flexibility that will... more »

U.S. Commerce Department taking comments on tomato agreement

The U.S. Department of Commerce is looking at the antidumping suspension agreement on fresh tomatoes imported from Mexico. The agency is taking comments until Sept. 4. The current agreement has governed the price of imported... more »

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