Cucumbers

Frigid Temperatures Threaten Florida Crops

Agricultural producers as far south as Lake Okeechobee are assessing crop damage caused by the frigid temperatures of two recent nights. Seventy million citrus trees and tens of thousands of acres of fresh fruits and... more »

Florida Eases Truck Weight Rules To Save Crops from Freeze

Florida farmers can use bigger trucks to haul their crops to safety, thanks to an emergency declaration from Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Weight restrictions were eased yesterday by executive order and will remain in effect... more »

Brussels Sprouts Relaxed Rules for Fruits and Vegetables

Oddly shaped asparagus, crooked cucumbers and gnarly carrots will no longer be banned from grocers' shelves in the European Union, following a relaxation last week of EU standards governing the appearance of fruits and vegetables.... more »

Containment System is Totally Tubular for Organic Growers

When drought, weeds and contaminated topsoil conspired to kill Tom Buehrle's wildflower garden, he came up with an idea he thinks has the potential to revolutionize the organic vegetable industry. It started with a piece... more »

Ohio Tour Highlights Buurma Family Vegetable Farm

A few weeks ago, I took part in the North American Strawberry Growers Association's (NASGA) summer tour in Ohio. Bus tours might be the best way to explore a state's rural countryside and see how... more »

Luna Circle Farm Keeps its Owner Busy

On the road toward a master's degree in accounting, Tricia Bross took a detour and arrived at a somewhat different destination. Now a grower and marketer of organic vegetables and herbs from her small Wisconsin... more »

Consumers Looking Closer to Home for Fresh Produce

The cucumbers, squash, sweet corn and eggplants are ripe and ready at places like Calabrese Farms in Feeding Hills. The Republican more »

Downy Mildew Confirmed in Cucumbers in Michigan

A report from Michigan State University's Mary Hausbeck: On July 2, a technician from my lab detected downy mildew on cucumbers growing in Monroe County. This field was selected for scouting because it is where... more »

Project Creates New Vegetable Growers in North Carolina

North Carolina's Onslow County is not the easiest place to start a commercial vegetable farm. The obstacles are many. First, there's the limited availability of land. Located in the southeastern part of the state on... more »

’Buy Local’ is More Than Just a Marketing Gimmick

If you're older than 50, you probably remember when "buy local" might have been a slogan you used if you were involved in a boycott of bananas, oranges and iceberg lettuce. Not that many years... more »


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