Sweet corn

New Jersey farmer earns national honor

New Jersey’s 2024 Outstanding Young Farmer, vegetable grower Byron DuBois, is one of four national winners of the 2024 National Outstanding Young Farmers Award. DuBois, with the support of his wife Karen, co-owns and operates... more »

New sweet corn varieties hold flavor, fight pests

Sweet corn growers are seeing improvements in many areas, including sugars, flavor holding, ear placement, stalk height and strength, shelf life and improved picking windows. Seed catalogs typically feature dozens of sweet corn varieties, often... more »

New weakness in sweet corn’s herbicide armor

A team of USDA-agricultural Research Service (ARS), university and industry scientists has spotted a genetic vulnerability to tolpyralate herbicide in 49 varieties of corn, marking the first report of the weed control posing a danger... 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 »

EFI certifies all of Rouge River Farms’ operations

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) has certified Rouge River Farms’ fourth location. The worker treatment certification makes the grower-shipper’s entire sweet corn supply chain – from south Florida to Ontario, Canada -- EFI Certified, according to... more »

UPL introduces two pesticides to North America

UPL, Cary, North Carolina, has introduced two insecticides, SHENZI 700 WG and SHENZI 400 SC, to the North American market. SHENZI 700 WG and 400 SC provide growers with proven solutions to protect crops against... more »

Survey shows … inflation, competition factor in farm market pricing

Farm costs, inflation and competitors’ strategies influence how farm markets across the U.S. price their commodities and food items. This year’s Fruit Growers News Farm Market Pricing Survey shows what leading farm marketers across the... more »

Syngenta to release sweet corn herbicide

Syngenta has developed a new herbicide, Storen, for different corn varieties, including sweet corn. Upon approval by the Environmental Protection Agency for registration, which is anticipated by the 2024 growing season, the new pre- and... more »

Long & Scott Farms: Leaving the commodity trap

Longtime central Florida grower Long & Scott Farms survives and remains competitive by adapting to changes and diversifying its business and crops.  By altering the way it grows and markets crops, judiciously using chemicals and... more »

Sweet corn makes life green for growers

Sweet corn is one of the most profitable production systems for growers and frequently jumps to the top of the priority list for diverse specialty crop farms. “Sweet corn is a super adaptable direct-seeded or... more »

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