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Heirloom tomato growers benefit from new varieties

There was a time when heirloom tomatoes were typically associated with production, handling and shipping challenges that did not attract commercial growers.According to Jeanine Davis, North Carolina State University (NCSU) horticulturalist and Extension specialist, the... more »

Drip irrigation management leads to efficiencies

Vegetable growers in Florida are using plasticulture to improve water and nutrient management practices on more than 5,000 acres of production. And the effort is paying off, according to one Extension official familiar with the... more »

Labor, food safety, transportation priorities for new MVC president

Joe Pirrone will be the next president of the Michigan Vegetable Council (MVC). He'll start his two-year term in 2015, replacing outgoing president Ralph Oomen.Pirrone, 59, is the former owner of Mike Pirrone Produce, a... more »

EPA approves registration of Nimitz nematicide

Nimitz, a non-fumigant nematicide produced by Adama, has received federal registration from EPA.According to a company news release, the active ingredient in Nimitz has a mode of action that categorizes the product within a new... more »

McClure’s builds pickle legacy from scratch

In 2006, using their great-grandmother Lala's recipe, brothers Bob and Joe McClure started McClure's Pickles after years of making pickles in their tiny Michigan kitchen.The relatively small, family owned company has become a well-known producer... more »

Minnesota farm focuses on local sales

Operating a diversified fruit and vegetable farm within view of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, has put Sekapp Orchard in prime position to draw retail followers from across the region.The farm is currently operated by Terrence (Fred)... more »

Farm finds u-pick strawberry niche

When the economy changed a few years ago, Darin and Jessica Jones decided to get out of the residential grading and hauling business and into farming. It was a big leap, but the couple wasn't... more »

Nebraska grower wants H-2A fix

Andy Daniels has seen enough.The Columbus, Nebraska, vegetable grower has tried everything he can think of to ward off obstacles being erected by U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) officials, who are making it difficult to... more »

United Fresh 2014 New Product Award finalists announced

United Fresh announced a record 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association's 2014 New Product Awards. This year's finalists will compete in five categories for the title of... more »

4 Corners Farm puts diversified slant on success

For more than three decades, Bob and Kim Gray have successfully navigated their way to a diversified growing operation in West Newbury, Vt.Their 225-acre 4 Corners Farm is located in the Connecticut River Valley, overlooking... more »


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