Equipment

High Tunnels Bring High Returns

Production of fruit and vegetables in high tunnels is growing rapidly, with new growers and new crops finding their comfort zone under those plastic roofs and walls. Producers packed the session on high tunnel production... more »

Washington State on Drought Watch

The irrigation outlook for Washington state this year is bad – one of the worst ever. Unless there are massive rainstorms during the spring and summer, there's not going to be enough water. Authorities are... more »

Asparagus Expert: Disease Resistance Needed

Asparagus growers in Michigan aren't the only ones who face challenges. New Zealand growers deal with many of the same issues, including competition, disease, funding and privatization. Michigan growers got an international asparagus perspective from... more »

Asparagus Growers Prepare for Processing Plant Loss

What's the state of asparagus in the state of Washington? It's hard to pin down, but change is in the air. Washington's asparagus industry is in a state of flux, with long-term implications for its... more »

Pumpkin Farm Expands Its Options

Twenty-five years ago, Ralph and Janice Jutte bought Pigeon Roost Farm in Hebron, Ohio, about 25 miles east of Columbus. They bought the farm because they wanted to provide their three kids with a strong... more »

Tempting Vegetables Lure in Customers

Atina Diffley remembers the Alar scare of 1989 – but for the opposite reason many apple growers remember it. For apple growers, it was a financial disaster. In panic, schools dropped apples from the lunch... more »

Swanson pickles millions of cukes

A quart of dill pickles doesn't sit in the refrigerator very long in most households. "People have a natural craving for that salty, sour taste," said John Swanson. "Even kids love pickles. They're a great... more »

Sweet’s Gourmet Corn aims to be true to its name

Not every farmer can say his name's his claim to fame, but Gary Sweet can. Sweet's Gourmet Sweet Corn is for sale at more than 40 locations in the city and suburbs around Cleveland, Ohio.... more »

Baby-food Maker Finds Harvest Time A Strain

It was the first week of summer and already it was too hot. Too hot for peas, anyway, and too hot for the harvest schedule that had been set up at planting time 50 days... more »

Community Gathers At Terhune Orchards

When Pam and Gary Mount bought Terhune Orchards in 1975, they weren't just looking to run a farm. They wanted to create a community gathering place, and they seem to have succeeded. More than 500,000... more »

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Vegetable Growers News (VGN) May/June 2024 cover image

WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

Successful succession

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