Sweet Corn

Planting project’s days numbered?

The Planting Transferability Pilot Project (PTPP) is entering its third year, but its long-term future remains cloudy.PTPP, managed by USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA), allows growers in seven Midwest states to grow certain processing vegetables... more »

Farm replaces strawberries with pumpkins

When William Penn settled in Pennsylvania, he founded three counties in 1682, one of which was Chester County.Sugartown Strawberries is the vegetable branch of Willisbrook Farm, a 230-acre farm in Chester County. Willisbrook Farm has... more »

Growing vegetables, winning awards

John Hundley knows a thing or two about growing sweet corn and vegetables. The North Palm Beach, Fla., grower has been farming for more than 44 years and currently works 15,829 acres of land, that... more »

College, farm market merger still going strong

In spring 2009, Shady Brook Farm - a farm, market and garden center just north of Philadelphia - agreed to run Delaware Valley College's farm market.DelVal, as it's known, is in Doylestown, Pa. It started... more »

Cleveland still has Grobe

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant EditorGrobe Fruit Farms is a short drive from the town of Elyria, Ohio, and is roughly 30 minutes from downtown Cleveland. Allen Grobe and his wife Laurie are the fifth generation... more »

Kixor controls weeds

Kixor herbicide technology offers growers a new solution to address weed control issues. Launched in September 2009, the unique chemistry powers a family of products specifically designed to solve the toughest broadleaf weed challenges facing... more »

USDA price index is up for vegetables

According to the USDA, the July price index for vegetables, at 174, is up 6.1 percent from last month and 29 percent above July 2009. Price increases during July for lettuce, tomatoes, snap beans, and... more »

SOLIDA Herbicide Registered

Cheminova Inc. has received federal registration for SOLIDA herbicide, a sulfonylurea that is effective against a broad range of tough grasses and weeds in established tree, nut and vine crops, field corn, potatoes, tomatoes, industrial... more »

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