Sweet Corn

Purdue’s vegetable field day offers networking, education

Vegetable farming and growing vegetables in the home garden is important for many people in Northwest Indiana. Farmers and gardeners can increase their knowledge in vegetable production at an Aug. 9 field day from Purdue... more »

Virginia Produce, Harris Teeter support ag scholarships

In May and June, produce supplier Virginia Produce Co.’s partnership with Harris Teeter stores through the Growing America’s Farmers (GAF) promotional program generated $18,000 in scholarship and grant funds for Virginia FFA students. The Hillsville,... more »

How to identify top corn diseases

As corn is beginning to tassel, it is a good time to scout fields to decide if a fungicide will be applied. While you are out scouting, here are some tips from Alyssa Koehler, Extension... more »

USDA ARS researchers look at sweet corn hybrids to increase yields

Sweet corn is one of the most important vegetable crops in the United States, providing an important source of fiber, minerals, and vitamins for humans and for animal feed. ARS researchers and their collaborators are... more »

Poor stands, plant vigor reported in sweet corn

Growers are reporting issues with stands and vigor in sweet corn fields in 2022, especially in early planted fields. There can be many causes for stand loss and weak seedlings: surface compaction and crusting, birds,... more »

Looking ahead to Succotash Session at 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

With a return to an in-person event in December, the 2021 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO and Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo is excited to welcome growers back with their lineup of signature... more »

Sweet corn yield gain over 80 years leaves room for improvement

New research from the University of Illinois shows sweet corn, when planted at high densities, has steadily increased in yield since the 1930s. The historical view underscores the importance of planting modern density-tolerant hybrids at... more »

Quality problems in fruiting vegetables reported in Delaware

We are seeing quality problems in many fruiting vegetables in the Delaware region.  Often this is due to poor pollination. Signs of incomplete pollination in cucurbits include bottlenecked fruit or fruit with a pinched end,... more »

Current Issue

August 2022 issue of Vegetable Growers News

Family, dedication fuel Georgia onion grower’s success

West Coast growers battle water shortages

University of Idaho researchers help develop solar-powered weeding robot

SC farming family legacy passes century mark

Greenhouse operation grows, processes and serves tomato dishes to tourists

Tools, techniques don’t solve celery meltdown

Great Lakes EXPO: Delivering the ultimate farm market

Farm Market column: What’s the difference between markup and profit?

Ag Labor Review: Will 2022 be remembered as the Year of Ag Labor Regulations?

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