Tillage key to weed control for Southeast fall broccoli

Heavier rainfall and greater weed pressure in the eastern U.S. make weed control in broccoli tougher than in the arid states of California and Arizona where most of the country’s broccoli is grown. This makes... more »

Broccoli America’s favorite vegetable, survey says

Broccoli is the most popular vegetable in nearly half of American states, according to a survey conducted by Green Giant. Green Giant, a consumer vegetable brand, on June 13 unveiled survey result findings naming broccoli... more »

Michigan risk protection coverage deadlines soon approaching

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Program Specialist Benjamin Belkholm reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the spring-seeded crop... more »

Cool-season vegetable rotation effective practice

Issues with weeds, insects and disease make certified organic production of vegetables challenging in the southeastern United States. Maintaining and building soil organic carbon in midscale organic production systems can also be difficult due to... more »

Georgia grower: Farming ain’t what it used to be

When vegetable farmer Bill Brim first started in the industry, he would walk the fields, take notes in a binder and deal with people on the phone. Today, as co-owner of Lewis Taylor Farms in... more »

Stockton’s Timorex Gold now registered in 30 states

The biofungicide Timorex Gold, developed by Stockton, is now registered in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The product holds 30 registrations throughout the United States. Timorex Gold is now registered in... more »

Church Brothers Farms launching new products, packaging

Church Brothers Farms will launch two products and feature new packaging at the PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando, Florida, in booth 1029. The company developed a new value-add broccoli stem product with the goal of... more »

Research project seeks to jumpstart regional industry

It’s not often that vegetable research gets attention from national media outlets like The New York Times, PBS and NPR. Especially when the subject is broccoli. But that’s exactly what’s been happening with the Eastern... more »

PBS documentary looks at Cornell’s broccoli research

A web exclusive to the PBS documentary In Defense of Food takes a look at broccoli research... more »

Watch for alternaria leafspot and head rot on broccoli

Penn State University Extension has identified alternaria leafspot and head rot on the leaves and heads of fall broccoli. To see more about how to approach this late-season disease, visit here. more »

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