Horticulture History Book Hits Really Close to Home

When publisher Matt McCallum handed me the book and asked me to write something about it, I went right to the index. Not surprisingly, my name was not there. It takes more, apparently, to make... more »

Montana Market is Growing Into a Popular Destination

Greg Johnson went to New Zealand for six weeks back in 2006. In between all the golfing, fishing, talking and wandering around he did, he managed to pick up a few ideas to improve his... more »

2007 Fresh Market Vegetable Production Up 2 Percent from 2006

Fresh market vegetable and melon production for the 24 selected crops estimated in 2007 totaled 494 million cwt., up 2 percent from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Harvested area covered... more »

Vegetable Seeds Have to Stand Out From the Crowd

If there's an industry trend seed companies can agree on, it's that vegetable growers are looking for something different, something that makes their products stand out from the crowd. Reed's Seeds, based in Cortland, N.Y.,... more »

Pike Place Market Celebrates a Century in Seattle

Pike Place Market turned 100 this year. I didn't know that when I was planning our honeymoon, but it turned out to be a convenient coincidence. It gave me an excuse to write this column.... more »

Online Farmers’ Market and CSA Extend the Season Year Round

People who shop at farmers' markets or join CSAs find it frustrating when the flow of local products dries up in the off-season, but so do the growers who sell those products. Randy Treichler, who... more »

Downy Mildew Confirmed in Northeast Ohio Field, New Recommendations Made for Michigan Growers

On June 20, downy mildew was confirmed in an unsprayed cucumber field located in Medina County, Ohio, according to Michigan State University Plant Pathologist Mary Hausbeck. Medina County is in northeast Ohio south of Cleveland.... more »

Downy Mildew Reported on Cucumbers Growing in Canadian Greenhouses

Downy mildew has been confirmed on greenhouse cucumbers in Essex County in Ontario, Canada. These are not plug plants for field production but are “hothouse” cucumbers. Essex County is Canada's southernmost county, located on a... 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 »

FDA Releases Final Rule on Nutrition Labeling

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, perhaps we should eat a bigger apple. That seems to be a conclusion American consumers have reached. One of the most noticeable changes in the Food... more »

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