Sweet Corn

Branch touts industry leadership through sustainability efforts

Branch: A Family of Farms continues to prove itself a leader in the industry through their significant progress on sustainability focused initiatives. This past year the grower of sweet corn, based in South Bay, Florida,... more »

Rouge River Farms certifies all US operations with Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative said Sept. 3 that Rouge River Farms, which specializes in tray-packed and year-round sweet corn, now has all of its U.S. operations EFI certified. In May 2018 Rouge River Farms was the... 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 »

Consequences of a cool, wet season for vegetables

The consequences of a cool, wet start to the growing season go beyond the obvious of later planting and slow growth. This is the most difficult season in recent memory. Temperatures and sunlight have been... more »

Warmer temperatures mark start of California sweet corn season

As temperatures climb well into the 80’s and 90’s, we can tell spring is here & summer is right around the corner. Grilling season is fast approaching and with that, California sweet corn is ready... more »

Controls curtail bird damage in sweet corn

Sweet corn fields nearing harvest hold much promise – for birds as well as growers. “We asked our sweet corn growers what is their biggest pest issue. Eighty-four percent said birds,” said Marion Zuefle, Cornell... more »

Oregon pumpkin crop value up 50 percent

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has published vegetable production statistics for the 2018 growing year in the Pacific Northwest. Although production numbers for many crops were down at least slightly from 2017, there... more »

Oregon’s Cook Family Farms featured in video series

Oregon’s Cook Family Farms and NORPAC Foods recently were featured in a video series produced by the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). AFFI recently announced the release of its new video series, “Meet Your Frozen... more »


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