Vegetables

New Hampshire greenhouse operator prepares for May opening

Preparing for its May grand opening, North Country Growers has introduced a new website. The Berlin, New Hampshire, greenhouse grower of leafy greens plans to complete construction and begin first harvests in May, according to... more »

Summer cover crops: A matter of timing, seed choice

It’s easy for Ajay Nair, professor in Iowa State University’s Department of Agriculture, to point out the reasons growers should include cover crops in their planning process. He’s seen the results of increased microbial diversity... more »

Onion meeting meeting highlights labor, exports, disease

The state of the onion industry’s trade organization is healthy while scientists are battling bacterial diseases that threaten growers’ crops. Gathering in San Antonio Nov. 29-Dec. 2 for the National Onion Association’s (NOA) annual convention,... more »

Florida Tomato Committee proposes assessment increase

The Florida Tomato Committee is proposing to raise the rate growers and handlers are assessed from 2.5 cents to 3.5 cents for each 25 pounds. The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, which oversees the Florida, will... more »

Farm Market and Agritourism: Effective pricing methods

Setting the right prices for your produce at farmers markets is a delicate balancing act. On one hand, you want to attract customers with competitive prices, and on the other, you need to ensure profitability... more »

2023 Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under Forty Awards

The Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News recognized the hard work of the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under Forty Award Class of 2023 during a reception Dec. 5 at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable... more »

Veg Connections: Using clover as a cover crop

Managing weeds, improving soil health and the management of plastic mulch continue to be priorities for vegetable farmers. South Dakota vegetable farmers have expressed an interest in incorporating cover crops to reduce the use of... more »

Going greens: Baker Farms finds success in timely switch

Family and a dedication to producing distinctive crops are parts of the recipe of success for Baker Farms LLC. The third-generation family-run grower, shipper and processor of leafy greens has been growing vegetables in southwest... more »

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