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Mhonpaj’s Garden

It's a long way from the tropical highlands of Southeast Asia to the temperate prairie of central Minnesota. But while the physical climate is a lot frostier in Minnesota, the political climate has been warmer... more »

Researchers Study Fusarium Wilt in Watermelons

Fusarium wilt is a devastating disease for many crops, but is manageable if the affected crop is rotated out of the field for several years and replaced with a crop that isn't susceptible to the... more »

Procure Registered for Vegetables

EPA has granted federal registration to Chemtura Crop Protection's Procure 480SC fungicide for use on 28 additional fruit and vegetable crops. The registration gives growers a powerful new tool for controlling powdery mildew and black... more »

Downy Mildew Outbreak on Michigan Cucumbers, Onions

Downy mildew on cucumbers has been found in several counties across Michigan this week. In general, the number of plants infected has been low, but given the continued cool, wet weather, it will not take... more »

Honeybee Shortage Stinging Japanese Farmers

People working in agriculture in Japan are worrying that a nationwide shortage of honeybees used to cross-pollinate strawberries, watermelon and other fruits and vegetable crops will hurt harvests soon. Daily Yomiuri Online Click here to... more »

Wisconsin Farm Market Weathers Ups and Downs

2006 and 2007 were a tough couple of years for Wisconsin Territories Farm Market, but owner Kate Zdroik is ready to bounce back and is optimistic about the upcoming season. Her husband and co-owner, Mark... more »

More Farms, Fewer Acres Among U.S. Ag Trends

According to the 2007 Census of Agriculture, the number of farms in the United States grew 4 percent from 2002 to 2007, while the number of acres declined. The 2007 Census counted 2,204,792 farms in... more »

Who’s No. 2?

When it comes to agricultural diversity, most people seem to agree that California is the No. 1 state in the nation. What they can't seem to agree on is the No. 2 state. Apparently, there... more »

California Farmers Idle Crops, Veggie Prices may Rise

Consumers may pay more for spring lettuce and summer melons in grocery stores across the country now that California farmers have started abandoning their fields in response to a crippling drought. MercuryNews.com more »

Producers Pay More as Growing Gets More Expensive

Despite the skyrocketing cost of inputs and a national economy that seems to get gloomier and gloomier with each passing day, Tim Boals has never seen more opportunity in agriculture. Sure, the emerging credit crisis... more »

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