Vegetables

Walton County watermelon is the largest in Georgia 4-H contest

The melon is around five times the weight of your average watermelon and probably heavier than the boy who grew it. Smothers, who is entering his eighth-grade year at George Walton Academy, was one of... more »

Managing corn earworm in an unusual year

I’m getting reports from growers of all sizes and management strategies about wormy corn. The culprit is likely corn earworm, which is typically more of a pest in August, but is causing issues early this... more »

Pursue benefits of cover crops in watermelons

Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are conducting a series of experimental trials that may help the state’s watermelon growers improve their yields while improving the soil and reducing pest pressure.... more »

It’s been a long journey for wild tomatoes

One of the best tastes of summer is a fresh, right-off-the-vine juicy tomato. Like a kid before the holidays, we wait with anticipation for that first bite of a “tomato that tastes like a tomato.”... more »

Syngenta: Yoom purple tomato attracts new customers

According to a news release, the new purple-skinned Yoom cocktail tomato is proving to be a sensational proposition and has claimed a firm place on the shelves of retailers and in the homes of consumers. Developed... more »

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act explained in Aug. 21 webinar

Laws such as the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, or PACA, are in place to protect fresh vegetable producers from unfair business practices. PACA was enacted in 1930 and sets rules for the marketing and selling... more »

New Command 3 ME Supplemental Label approved by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a Supplemental Label for Command 3 ME herbicide, which reduces the preharvest interval (PHI) from 45 days to 30 days. This reduced PHI allows pickling cucumber growers more flexibility... more »

Muckland onion growers receive NY state award for pest management

Elba, New York, onion growers Matt Mortellaro, Guy Smith, Chuck Barie, Emmaline Long, and Mark and Max Torrey received an Excellence in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Award from the New York State Integrated Pest Management... more »


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