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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Researchers to explore impact of climate change on fresh produce

Environmental problems including changes in our climate, loss of fresh water and competition for resources threaten the world's supply of fresh fruits... more »

Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers names new GM

Joe Sbrocchi will assume the general manager role at the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, effective Sept. 18. He has been active in a number of r... more »

Scientists breed better fresh market tomatoes

With some 700 varieties grown around the world, tomatoes come in an array of colors, shapes and sizes. To take advantage of that variety, tw... more »

Northern corn leaf blight seen in late season planted sweet corn

Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) is a disease caused by the fungal pathogen Exserohilum turcicum. The foliar lesions first develop on the lower leave... more »

Registration open for first Missouri Tomato Conference

The inaugural Missouri Tomato Conference will be held Aug. 14-15 to teach growers and serious hobbyists more about Missouri’s to... more »

Variety of methods keep track of farm visitors

On a busy weekend day, Tougas Family Farm can see upwards of 10,000 customers walking through its fields and orchards. Making sure everyone has paid a... more »

AppHarvest selects SUNSET to regnite Coal Country

Jonathan Webb’s vision of bringing a renewed economic boom to the Appalachians looks to be bright. Wisely he has brought in the industry pioneer and... more »

Farmers Market at the Capitol

The lawn of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing was the setting July 27 for Farmers Market at the Capitol, hosted by the Michigan Farmers M... more »

Large New Hampshire greenhouse operation gets USDA loan

  A business that wants to build two hydroponic greenhouses in New Hampshire's North Country to get tomatoes and salad greens more quickly t... more »

Suncrest USA doing lettuce the hydroponic way

Suncrest USA is putting its best foot forward to become a leader in sustainable hydroponic growing technology, ramping up production in Silicon Valley... more »


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