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My wife had just finished up her latest semester in college, and we decided to celebrate. It was a dark, gloomy night in December, but there was no stopping us crazy kids from a wild... more »

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 »

Greenhouse-grown Produce Prolongs Harvest Season

As harvest season is wrapping up for area corn and soybean farmers, it is just beginning for the staff at Plantpeddler, where zucchinis, tomatoes, strawberries, green beans and radishes are ripening, safe from the jarring... 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 »

Strawberry Fields Forever

The giant strawberry fields outside the towns of Salinas and Watsonville, Calif., south of San Jose, seem to stretch on forever. baltimoresun.com more »

Greenhouse-grown Produce Prolongs Growing Season

As harvest season is wrapping up for area corn and soybean farmers, it is just beginning for the staff at Plantpeddler, where zucchinis, tomatoes, strawberries, green beans and radishes are ripening, safe from the jarring... more »

Specialty Crops get Short Shrift in Weed Control

If herbicides were a meal, the major commodity crops – corn, soybeans, rice, wheat, cotton – would be enjoying a gourmet feast, while fruits, vegetables, nuts and ornamentals would be lucky to get the scraps... 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 »

New Chemical Registrations

Soil fumigant, fungicide and insecticide receive registrations. MIDAS Florida has granted commercial registration for Arysta LifeScience's MIDAS, a broad-spectrum soil fumigant that controls a broad range of soil-borne diseases, nematodes, weed seeds and insects that... more »

Award-winning Farm Market Puts Emphasis on Education

Weston Red Barn Farm puts an emphasis on authenticity. The farm has an old-fashioned feel to it, and that's no accident. Brick and lumber are used instead of concrete, and power lines are buried underground.... more »

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