Sweet Corn

Conveyor machine keeps harvest labor costs down

When Jim Abma began growing produce on a large scale a few years ago for his family's 85-year-old farm in Wyckoff, New Jersey, he realized he had a problem.Long-time poultry farmers, Abma Farm had been... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest specialist at the University of California, Davis, said in a presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable... more »

Early corn crop has colorful harvest seeing red

Colorful Harvest has begun bringing in the first loads of its unique Ruby Jewel sweet red corn for 2015. This year's harvest has kicked off about 7 days earlier than expected, moving the season into... more »

Michigan Onion Committee set

Gov. Rick Snyder has made appointments and reappointments to the Michigan Onion Committee.Appointed was Mike Meyer, of Hudsonville, and reappointed were Mark Nail, of Marshall, and Eric Schreur, of Hudsonville.The five-member committee prepares and oversees... more »

Profile of seedcorn maggot in vegetables

Seedcorn maggots overwinter as a brown, wheat-seed size pupa 3-6 inches below the soil surface. Overwintered flies emerge in the spring during April and May. The housefly-like adults can be seen flying low over newly... more »

Canada registers Evito fungicide

Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced registration for EVITO Fungicide in Canada. This registration provides Canadian growers an advanced, highlysystemic fungicide for use in wheat and barley, as well as corn and soybeans. Additionally, EVITO... more »

Agreement limits use of methomyl

EPA and the manufacturers of the insecticide methomyl have agreed to cancel some uses and limit use on certain crops to reduce risks to drinking water. From 1995 to 2013, exposure from food to carbamates,... more »

Bay Area vegetable research, marketing update scheduled

Michigan State University Extension (MSU) is encouraging growers from the Bay and Thumb areas to attend a free meeting at the Portsmouth Township Hall in Bay City on Feb. 16 to learn more about last... more »


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