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Looking to Extend Your Growing Season

Your tomato plants looked great and then a frost killed your loaded plants, then the weather turned nice for three weeks. Have you experienced this scenario and been frustrated? Crookston Daily Times more »

Syngenta’s Revus Top Registered

Syngenta Crop Protection has received federal registration for Revus Top fungicide, a powerful premix of two active ingredients, mandipropamid and difenoconazole, for use on potatoes against destructive oomycete pathogens. State registrations or specific crop and/or... more »

Major Grower Ends Crop, Lacking Workers

Saying the nation's immigration system is broken, Pennsylvania's largest grower of fresh-to-market tomatoes announced Monday he will no longer produce the crop because he can't find enough workers to harvest it. Associated Press more »

Crop Scientists Discover Gene That Controls Fruit Shape

Crop scientists have cloned a gene that controls the shape of tomatoes, a discovery that could help unravel the mystery behind the huge morphological differences among edible fruits and vegetables, as well as provide new... more »

Winter Vegetable Acreage Lower, Prices Down

This winter (largely January-March), fresh-market vegetable and melon area for harvest (excluding onions) is expected to decline 3 percent from that of a year earlier, according to USDA's Economic Research Service. Despite lower acreage and... more »

Montana Market is Growing Into a Popular Destination

Greg Johnson went to New Zealand for six weeks back in 2006. In between all the golfing, fishing, talking and wandering around he did, he managed to pick up a few ideas to improve his... more »

Tearless Onions Have Their Debut, Hurdles Remain Ahead

It used to be thought that teary eyes were the price you paid to enjoy an onion. But about five years ago, a team of Japanese researchers found that might not be true. They found... more »

Heirloom Tomatoes no More Difficult to Grow Than Hybrids

This is a rebuttal to the article on page 15 in the February issue: "Growing heirloom varieties is difficult but profitable." The myth that heirloom varieties of tomatoes are difficult to grow was demonstrated in... more »

2007 Fresh Market Vegetable Production Up 2 Percent from 2006

Fresh market vegetable and melon production for the 24 selected crops estimated in 2007 totaled 494 million cwt., up 2 percent from last year, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Harvested area covered... more »

Earworm Becoming a Legitimate Threat for Sweet Corn Growers

The image of corn earworms floating on the winds is a bit tough to handle, but, of course, it's not the worms themselves that float. It's the moths that float in, and then they lay... more »

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