Vegetables

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 »

Six Michigan salmonella cases appear linked to Indiana cantaloupe case

Michigan officials say six salmonella cases in the state are possibly linked to an ongoing investigation involving cantaloupe consumption.The cases reported since early July include one in Branch County, two in Calhoun County, one in... more »

Vegetables coming to market despite drought

Vegetable growers seem to be holding their own, despite what many are describing as the worst drought since the days of the Dust Bowl.While some areas were seeing a diminished crop in July, farmers' market... more »

Family, persistence, Twinkies help Ohio farm survive

When Dave Weilnau was growing up, just about every farmer in his part of north-central Ohio sold their vegetables wholesale to local buyers. That's not the case anymore."As far as I know, there's no one... more »

System cools strawberries in field for longer shelf life

Freshly picked strawberries can spend hours in hot fields, waiting to be taken in for packing and processing. Long exposure to heat can reduce shelf life and profits for growers – a problem Naturipe Berry... more »

Syngenta applying FarMore Technology

Syngenta is now enhancing its cucurbit seed offerings with a standard on-seed application of FarMore Technology. All Syngenta squash, melon and open field cucumber seed sold in North America is being treated with FarMore Technology,... more »

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