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Mississippi grower awarded for on-farm activities

Mississippi vegetable grower Allen Eubanks was recently selected as his state's winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. He was nominated by Patricia Knight of Mississippi State University's Coastal Research... more »

Ground truthing technology utilizes sensors to determine crop trends

Agriculture today has transformed into a high-tech enterprise that most 20th century farmers might barely recognize.Alex Thomasson, professor of biological and agricultural engineering at Texas A&M University, said it was only 100 years ago that... more »

Drought forcing California to find water alternatives

From using reclaimed water to a computerized canal delivery system, water managers are being pushed by California's four-year drought to look at innovative ways to stretch meager supplies.A.G. Kawamura, a partner in the family owned... more »

Reduce the temperature of asparagus once it’s harvested

Randy Beaudry has respect for the makeup of what he believes is the most perishable of vegetables – asparagus. "Asparagus is kind of an amazing vegetable," said the professor in Michigan State University's Department of... more »

Growing, marketing go hand in hand for Ventura County farm

Town & Country Farms is lucky.Despite the general drought in California, the Ventura County farm has a good supply of well water. Despite general labor shortages in the produce industry, the farm has a reliable... more »

Cool asparagus as quickly as possible once harvested

Randy Beaudry has respect for the makeup of what he believes is the most perishable of vegetables – asparagus."Asparagus is kind of an amazing vegetable," said the professor in Michigan State University's Department of Horticulture,... more »

Celery packing lines susceptible to foodborne pathogens

An increasing number of foodborne outbreaks traced to fresh fruits and vegetables are being partially attributed to current production and processing methods.In the United States, the progression from locally grown produce to centralized production has... more »

Growers considering tunnels must weigh pros and cons

Every good reason to grow tomatoes and other high-return vegetables and small fruits in high tunnels has a compelling argument to counter it, according to a Cornell University Extension vegetable specialist."These potential pitfalls of tunnel... more »

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