Sweet Corn

Pennsylvania vegetable, berry crops impacted by weather, disease, pests

On Aug. 21, 2020, a drought watch was issued by the Department of Environmental Protection for 16 counties in Pennsylvania. These counties include McKean, Potter, Cameron, Clinton, Clearfield, Center, Butler, Armstrong, Indiana, Cameron, Blair, Huntingdon,... more »

Fruit set problems, pollination disorders in fruiting vegetables

Vegetable harvest is peaking on in Delmarva, Delaware. Unfortunately, we often see pollination problems in fruiting vegetables when weather conditions are unfavorable and 2020 is no exception. Signs of incomplete pollination in cucurbits include bottlenecked fruit or... more »

Production of five popular vegetables relies on foreign labor

In 2019, tomatoes for the fresh market, harvested by hand, were valued at $705 million, while sweet corn production, typically harvested by hand or machine, was valued at $652 million, and sweet potatoes, for which... more »

Managing damping off in direct-seeded vegetables

With the current cold and wet spring conditions, the risk of damping-off caused by pythium and phytophthora species is high. If/when the conditions shift to warmer and drier, fusarium and rhizoctonia species will be the primary causes of... more »

Five Crowns Marketing expands year-round marketing

Crops production spanning the calendar year is a great marketing capability – that’s why California’s Five Crowns Marketing has evolved into a shipping-packing operation that sources produce from several countries in both the American continents.... more »

Some heat-tolerant vegetable varieties to consider

As you make your variety selections for 2020 you might want to consider trying a few heat tolerant varieties. Some vegetables, such as eggplant, okra and sweet potatoes, are inherently very heat tolerant. In other... more »

California sweet corn season around the corner

As Americans across the nation are starting to adjust to life at home, quarantine is about to get a little sweeter with the start of California sweet corn set for mid-April. “With the number of... more »

California vegetable value goes up while acres down

The value of California’s 2019 utilized vegetable production rose to $7.864 billion, 7.3% above the 2018 value according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Pacific Regional Field Office. Increases in the value of... more »


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