Vegetables

Schopf brothers’ love of scaring people pays off

Jim Schopf has always loved scaring people. As kids, he and his brother Gene would make straw tunnels in the barn. They’d invite friends to crawl through the tunnels and find ways to frighten the... more

Organic growers tally wish lists for new farm bill

Organic growers say they’re more than a niche of the agriculture market, and the group appears to be getting Washington’s attention as they lobby for more i... more

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AeroFarms gets grant to help quality of leafy greens

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit organization established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Far... more »

WVU announces the names of two new tomato varieties

From a pool of more than 100 submissions, there was not just one, but two names, that rose to the top of the list for the new tomato varieties creat... more »

California universities receive millions for strawberry research

USDA announced in late August its decision to award $8.8 million in grants to two teams of scientists, led by California universities, who are researc... more »

Intercropping boosts vegetable production

The old ways could be the best ways when it comes to small-acreage vegetable production, according to a newly published article available thro... more »

$2.5 million grant to expand organic strawberry research

UC Santa Cruz researchers who have pioneered alternatives to methyl bromide in commercial strawberry production have received a $2.5 million grant fro... more »

Why are twospotted spider mites such problems lately?

This has been an odd season, like most of them I guess, with lots of rain when we normally have drought and cool temperatures when we normally have he... more »

Plasticulture strawberry planting, fall growth tips revisited

The next 10 days are the optimum period for planting strawberries in the plasticulture system. The variety Chandler, which has the most acreage in our... more »

Florida strawberry grower expands into blueberries

Sam Astin III started as a medium-sized Florida strawberry grower. By considerably expanding his acreage, he became one of the state’s leading straw... more »

US asparagus crop down slightly, but up in Michigan

The 2017 U.S. asparagus crop is down just 1 percent from last year, but up in Michigan according to numbers released this week by the USDA. In 2017... more »

LGMA updates metrics to align with Produce Safety Rule

Some six months before compliance with the new Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule is required on all U.S. produce farms, th... more »


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