Carrots

Baby carrots take on junk food

Name a snack food that's neon orange and makes a loud crunch when munched. USA TodayTo read more, click here. more »

Michigan growers pull for new entomologist

By Matt Milkovich, Managing Editor Michigan State University's (MSU) new vegetable entomologist is in the midst of her first field season, observing Michigan vegetable production from beginning to end. It's an exciting time, and a... more »

Technologies Help Improve Agriculture

When Peter Rabbit Farms owner John Powell Jr. observes tons of glistening orange carrots being loaded onto trucks, he thinks green. The Desert Sun Click here to read the rest of the story. more »

Hoophouse Ventures Prove Crops Can Thrive Year-Around in Michigan

Shannon Brines stooped down, pulled a young carrot out of the ground and gently brushed the soil off its roots. "My customers love to get these," he said, checking his crops one cold, rainy morning... more »

EXPO Has Got the Goods

If you were at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO a few weeks ago, you might have seen me: I was the guy wearing the ugly orange vest with a big manpurse... more »

Growing Better Carrots

Back in the good old days, carrot growers in Michigan didn't need to grow perfect carrots. They had a pretty good market for cull carrots, as the state's half-million deer hunters lapped them up to... more »

New Fumigant Rules Could Put Some Growers out of Business

EPA released its newest rules for applying soil fumigant pesticides a couple of months ago, and growers are still trying to figure out what the rules mean for them. Some things are certain: The new... more »

Soil Fumigants Under Fire

On the front page of this issue, you'll see a story I wrote about EPA's impending soil fumigant pesticide rules. The story delves into some of the obstacles fumigant-using growers will be facing soon, such... more »

Michigan Carrot Growers Vote for Marketing Program

Michigan carrot producers have voted to continue the Michigan Carrot Industry Development Program, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA). The program will continue for an additional five years, ending July 7, 2014. The... more »

Presidio Registered in California

Valent U.S.A. Corp. has received California registration for Presidio fungicide in brassica (head and stem), bulb and root vegetable crops (except carrots, potatoes and sugar beets). The fungicide is currently registered on these crops in... more »

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