Vegetables

Tips to curb asparagus disease damage

Foliar disease damage from purple spot and soilborne disease damage from crown and root rots are still major threats to asparagus. That’s the message from Mary Hausbeck, Michigan State University vegetable disease pathologist. Hausbeck talked... more »

Lack of water continues to slash California tomato acreage

David Richter has a good tomato crop going so far – but like many other farmers, not as much as in preceding years. Richter, who farms near Knights Landing in Sutter County, California, cut his... more »

Michigan asparagus season in full swing

As they do every year, consumers eagerly await the arrival of this season’s crop of Michigan asparagus. Though the harvest was delayed by about a week, the excitement of those awaiting its arrival did not... more »

Florida launches Farmer Stress Awareness Initiative

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) recently launched the Farmer Stress Awareness Initiative. The FDACS initiative, announced by Florida Agricultural Secretary Nikki Fried June 2 at Plant City-based berry grower Wish Farms, is a... more »

NASGA Summer Tour features 8 berry farms

The North American Strawberry Growers Association’s Summer Tour features eight farms in the Toronto area. The farms on the Aug. 16-17 tour have unique features and most are operated by active NASGA members who are... more »

Jersey Fresh event highlights N.J. strawberry crop

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture visited Bonacorsi’s Family Farm in Frenchtown in Hunterdon County to highlight the Jersey Fresh strawberry picking season. Bonacorsi family members at a Jersey Fresh promotion... more »

USDA supports urban specialty crops through grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing millions of dollars in programs for urban producers, with a goal of strengthening the food supply chain and transforming food systems to be fairer, more competitive and more... more »

FarmWise secures $45 million in investment round

Farm automation startup FarmWise Labs Inc. has completed an oversubscribed $45 million Series B funding round. AgTech venture firms Fall Line Capital and Middleland Capital led the funding, with participation from leafy greens and vegetable... more »

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