Crop Protection

Food Safety, Labor and Fuel Costs Dominate Shipping

The Vegetable Growers News interviewed a handful of experts to get their perspectives on recent trends in vegetable shipping. Labor Everyone agreed the industry needs an adequate legal labor force. The availability and cost of... more »

Editor has Energetic Resolution for the Coming Year

It's a great year to make New Year's resolutions. Elections are coming this fall, and from the amount and earliness of the political activity, everybody seems to be getting primed to cast a few important... more »

Next Generation Builds on Family Heritage

Like many young vegetable growers, Martin Jefferson faces challenges. Competition from imported food is one of them. So is trying to educate the public about agricultural issues. And when the time comes for Martin and... more »

Extension Losing a Personal Touch in Pennsylvania

This is the seventh story in a series about the future of Extension. The image of the county Extension agent riding in a pickup all day, visiting local farmers and doling out general advice, doesn't... more »

TKI purchases Surround

Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. (TKI) has purchased the Surround Crop Protection business from BASF Corp., Research Triangle Park, N.C. Surround is a patented kaolin clay-based particle film technology that protects agricultural and horticultural crops such as... more »

Socking It to Strawberry Root Rot

Strawberry plants grown in compost-filled mesh tubes, or 'socks,' had significantly less chance of getting black root rot, a severe threat to yields, than plants grown directly in infested soils in an Agricultural Research Service... more »

Virus Called Chief Suspect in Bee Deaths

Scientists have found a virus that is associated with the destruction of a large fraction of American commercial bee colonies, but they have not been able to prove that it is the cause of the... more »

FDA Program Assesses Virginia Tomatoes

Ponder food safety, as we tend to these days, and tomatoes don't readily come to mind -- unless you are at the Food and Drug Administration, which launched a Tomato Safety Initiative in Virginia in... more »

To Contain Virus, Farmers, Gardners Being Asked to Destory Melon Crop

The only thing that may save the area's melon crops, whether grown commercially or in backyard gardens, is to not grow any melons, squash or cucumbers for a month. Yuma Sun more »

Pursuit Of Grants Alters Washington Extension Priorities

This is the fifth story in a series about the future of Extension. Contrary to the opinions of most of his old professors, Tim Smith is not a loser. In fact, he's quite highly regarded... more »

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Growers eye regionally adapted seeds

Expert cites anti-disease properties of peptides for use in specialty crops

BioConsortia bids to make a mark on industry

Succotash session set for 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

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