Water

Drip irrigation management leads to efficiencies

Vegetable growers in Florida are using plasticulture to improve water and nutrient management practices on more than 5,000 acres of production. And the effort is paying off, according to one Extension official familiar with the... more »

JV Farms Organic recycling efforts spread companywide

The CEO of a large western U.S. vegetable operation was front and center when it came time to rally companywide support for stronger recycling and sustainability efforts.JV Farms Organic, based in Soledad, California, has launched... more »

Precision agriculture poised for growth

An agricultural engineering professor, in the forefront of high-tech innovation, believes there are significant advantages for specialty crop operators who pursue and adapt precision agriculture technologies.The bottom line – impacted by such trends as a... more »

Michigan Vegetable Council celebrates 50 years

The Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC) turned 50 in November. Its purpose, improving and aiding Michigan's vegetable industry, hasn't changed in all that time – especially its emphasis on supporting research and education."The need for research... more »

Association seeks to unite Colorado’s fruit, vegetable growers

A small but expanding group in Colorado is carefully nurturing a new association that brings together fruit and vegetable growers from all the key growing regions in the state.The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association... more »

Targeted breeding aids vegetable seeds

Meeting market demand in a more efficient and profitable manner could be accelerated for plant breeders, seed companies and commercial vegetable growers in the not too distant future.Working closely with the seed-growing community, and recognizing... more »

Food safety starts with washing your hands

The most important food safety measure in processing plants, fields and orchards may also be the simplest: wash your hands.All too often, those hands serve as a pathway to future trouble.FDA estimates 3.1 million illnesses... more »

Fresh-cut celery a success for Duda Farm Fresh Foods

With the nickname the "Celery King," it's not surprising that Duda Farm Fresh Foods entered the fresh-cut market in a big way.In 1997, the company – the world's largest grower and processor of celery –... more »

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