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Expert Recommends Drip Irrigation for Higher-Return Crops

Growers with higher-return crops should switch to drip irrigation, an irrigation expert advised. "There are so many advantages to using drip irrigation," said Ron Goldy, a Michigan State University (MSU) Southwest District vegetable agent. "If... more »

Ontario Grower Brings Ingenuity to Brussels Sprouts

From the road, it's an idyllic setting. Rows of bright green Brussels sprouts stretch a full mile across this level field in Southwestern Ontario. The colors and coolness of fall surround them. In the distance,... more »

Ontario Grower Jumps into Growing Vegetables

Ontario vegetable grower Mike Pastir didn't fall into the farming game by accident. He jumped into it. And the 24-year-old enjoys where he landed, despite the many challenges. "Agriculture's gravy years are over," said Pastir,... more »

Go-Getter Family Builds Vibrant Market

For Bill and Michelle Bakan of Maize Valley Farm Market in Hartville, Ohio, just being big farmers wasn't going to save the farm. They needed to sell something that made more money than corn and... more »

Innovations Improve Pepper Handling

Ed Hughs is determined to save chili peppers and cotton for New Mexico growers. Hughs is an agricultural engineer with Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) Southwestern Cotton Ginning Research Laboratory near Las Cruces. Heavily grown in... more »

Company Says It Will Not Turn to Biotech

When Monsanto announced Jan. 24 that it would buy Seminis, the first question on everyone's mind was, "What kind of biotech vegetables can we look for and when?" Monsanto Co., its name synonymous with biotechnology... more »

High Tunnels Bring High Returns

Production of fruit and vegetables in high tunnels is growing rapidly, with new growers and new crops finding their comfort zone under those plastic roofs and walls. Producers packed the session on high tunnel production... more »

Washington State on Drought Watch

The irrigation outlook for Washington state this year is bad – one of the worst ever. Unless there are massive rainstorms during the spring and summer, there's not going to be enough water. Authorities are... more »

Search for Taste Leads to Rediscovering Old Tomato Varieties

Heirloom tomatoes aren't just "the old kind" like your folks grew in the garden when you were really young. They may be old, but many are unfamiliar to you or anybody you know. They could... more »

Tempting Vegetables Lure in Customers

Atina Diffley remembers the Alar scare of 1989 – but for the opposite reason many apple growers remember it. For apple growers, it was a financial disaster. In panic, schools dropped apples from the lunch... more »

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