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Broccoli, pepper earn All-American Selection status

North America’s most well-known and respected non-profit plant trialing organization, All-America Selections (AAS), has three new vegetable winners that will be available for 2024. All AAS Winners are trialed throughout North America by professional, independent,... more »

Healthy soil, tech help Southern Valley survive tight times

Valuing soil health and containing costs, accompanied by hard work and family involvement help Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable thrive. Southern Valley, Norman Park, Georgia, grows and packs a variety of vegetables, including bell peppers,... more »

Participate in VGN’s Seed Showcase

Seed companies have an opportunity to participate in Vegetable Growers News’ annual Seed Variety Showcase. This is a free service that allows growers to see the up-and-coming new varieties before making decisions on what to... more »

High tunnel boost: Improve production

High tunnels are popular season extension tools for vegetable crops across the U.S. While most northern high tunnels use inflated double-layer plastic cover, application in the Southeast is questionable due to the mild spring climate.... more »

Beating the heat: kelp-based fertilizer helps stem yield losses

The record-breaking heat this summer has focused attention on measures to stay cool and safe, especially for those who work outside in agriculture and other industries. Heat can also adversely affect the crops those workers... more »

Mastronardi, InterGrow partner in New York state

Mastronardi Produce, a fourth-generation family-owned commercial greenhouse grower, is expanding its U.S. network through a joint venture with Intergrow Greenhouses. Mastronardi will acquire Integrow’s greenhouse facilities and trucking business in New York state. The new... more »

Mix organic, conventional methods to boost soil health

It is often presumed that organic agricultural management practices cause minimal environmental impact relative to conventional agricultural management practices. Just like any other farming system, organic farming systems have limitations. Over-applicating organic amendments, such as... more »

New approach helps Chill C Farms thwart labor shortages

A southern Georgia grower has found a novel way to help solve his labor headaches. Chill C Farms, a Moultrie, Georgia, grower and shipper of bell peppers, squash, cucumbers, cabbage, eggplant and hot peppers, recruits... more »

What do you charge for sweet corn? We’re all ears

Vegetable Growers News is seeking input on pricing at farm markets across the country. The farm market pricing survey seeks retail per-pound data on specific commodities in these categories: Pre-picked conventionally grown fruits and vegetables;... more »

Michael Brooks named N.J. 2023 Outstanding Young Farmer

Michael Brooks, a Salem County vegetable and grain grower, has been chosen as New Jersey’s 2023 Outstanding Young Farmer by the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture. Brooks and his wife, Emily, are also one... more »

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