Carrots

Farming family creates a niche at home and around the world

Huron, Ohio-based The Chef's Garden used a value-added producer grant it received several years ago to study the feasibility of adding a processing component to its family-owned operations. The company provides more than 600 varieties... more »

MSU closing Muck Soils Research Farm

Like other land-grant institutions, Michigan State University (MSU) is experiencing a budget crunch. For that reason, officials are taking a hard look at the university's statewide network of 15 agricultural research stations, said Steve Pueppke,... more »

New York farm still recovering from Hurricane Irene

On Aug. 28, 2011, Hurricane Irene hit Schoharie Valley Farms.Richard Ball, the farm's owner, talked about the hurricane and its aftermath in January, during The 2012 Empire State Fruit & Vegetable Expo in Syracuse, N.Y.Ball's... more »

Aster Yellows can distort carrot growth

Aster leafhoppers are insect pests of carrots and many other crops grown in the upper Midwest. The majority of the economic loss is associated with these insects' ability to transmit a bacterial pathogen called the... more »

New nursery studies nematodes, cavity spot in carrots

Root knot nematodes and cavity spot are two of the biggest problems with carrots in Kern County, Calif. - one of the largest carrot growing centers of the world.Researchers recently opened up a specialized 40-acre... more »

MSU to host IPM academy Feb. 20-21

Michigan State University Extension's Integrated Pest Management Academy will focus on introducing IPM concepts and preparing participants to implement IPM in the field or garden.The academy is designed to assist newcomers to pest management but... more »

MSU to host IPM academy Feb. 20-21

Michigan State University Extension's Integrated Pest Management Academy will focus on introducing IPM concepts and preparing participants to implement IPM in the field or garden.The academy is designed to assist newcomers to pest management but... more »

Public health concerns spur produce-market growth

Sam Shina's family owns 14 small grocery stores in Detroit. One of them could soon be part of a market incentive experiment designed to improve public health, expand sales for Michigan farmers and grow local... more »

Vegetable growers have a lot to learn at the 2011 EXPO

Vegetable growers have a lot to learn at the 2011 EXPOThis year's Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will offer a variety of educational sessions and special events. There should be something of... more »

Lifted deer-baiting ban relieves farmers, but timing affects bait supply

A few years ago, Oceana County farmer Larry Van Sickle was uncertain about his financial future after the state Natural Resources Commission issued a deer baiting ban and he wasn't able to sell his harvested... more »

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