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Winter killed cover crops for vegetable cropping systems

Cover crops that put on significant growth in the fall and then die during the winter can be very useful tools for vegetable cropping systems. These winter killed cover crops add organic matter, recycle nutrients,... more »

Mississippi grower awarded for on-farm activities

Mississippi vegetable grower Allen Eubanks was recently selected as his state's winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. He was nominated by Patricia Knight of Mississippi State University's Coastal Research... more »

Syngenta hosts grand re-opening for expansion at California facility

Syngenta held a grand re-opening for its newly expanded Woodland, California, research and development (R&D) and seed production facility. The Woodland location is home to cereals, corn and vegetable R&D, and vegetable seed production. According... more »

U.S. farm real estate value increased 2.4 percent from 2014

The United States farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $3,020 per acre for 2015, up 2.4 percent from 2014 values. Regional changes in the... more »

Agritourism helps Ohio farm survive

Road construction is going on right in front of Ramseyer Farms, and will probably still be going on during the busy agritourism season this fall. The thousands of customers who visit will have a harder... more »

Plastic mulch machine can cut labor costs in half

At a Florida berry farm, it costs about $200 per acre in man-hours to remove plastic mulch and drip tape at the end of the season. By using a machine that can simultaneously lift and... more »

Quick Pass system helps manage lines at Colorado farm market

If it's fall in Erie, Colorado, the place to be is Anderson Farms. The century-old, family run farm is a popular destination with people willing to drive hundreds of miles to visit and take part... more »

Plan ahead for fertigation

Fertigation is the process of adding fertilizer to irrigation water. Commonly 28 percent nitrogen injected into irrigation water in-place of, or addition to side dress nitrogen applications. Fertigation allows application of nitrogen closest to the... more »

Conveyor machine keeps harvest labor costs down

When Jim Abma began growing produce on a large scale a few years ago for his family's 85-year-old farm in Wyckoff, New Jersey, he realized he had a problem.Long-time poultry farmers, Abma Farm had been... more »

Maintain quality during postharvest handling

Successful marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables depends on maintaining the quality through harvest and beyond.Marita Cantwell, postharvest specialist at the University of California, Davis, said in a presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable... more »


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