Strawberry Fields Forever

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

Emperor of Mirth Keeps the Fun Coming

Bill Bakan takes fun so seriously at Maize Valley Market & Winery that he refers to himself as the Fun Czar. Besides being serious about fun, he had other reasons for adopting the title. First... more »

Reason Restrictions Reduced

Growers looking for top-of-the-line disease control have greater flexibility in 2008, thanks to significantly reduced plant-back restrictions for Reason 500 SC fungicide from Bayer CropScience. Beginning this season, any crop on the expanded Reason label... more »

Pollution Rules Squeeze Strawberry Crop

Edgar Terry says the biggest threat to his hundreds of acres of strawberries isn't bugs or bad weather. Newsday more »

Strawberry Growers Hope Hard Freeze Doesn’t Damage Crop

Strawberry growers hope this week's hard freeze won't damage their crops. NBC Augusta more »

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