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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 »

New site offers updates, conservation tips for dry year

Washington is in a drought. And there is a lot that we can do about it — with help from the just-launched WSU Extension Drought Website.The new website, developed by WSU Agricultural Weather Network Program... more »

Pre-emergence weed control tips for Michigan onions

Prowl H2O 3.8 ACS (pendimethalin) is the primary pre-emergence herbicide for dry bulb onion production in Michigan. Prowl H2O is applied pre-emergence at up to 2 quarts (1.9 pound active ingredient) per acre, and once... more »

Nimitz receives Michigan exemption for carrots

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Adama issued a news release April 27 stating the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has issued a Crisis Exemption under Section 18 of FIFRA for use of Nimitz 480... more »

Washington state registers organic product

Growth Products has announced that pH Reducer has been certified as a registered material for use in organic agriculture by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). It is now included on the brand name... more »

Dosatron introduces new injector

Dosatron International has introduced the 14 GPM D14MZ2 fertilizer and chemical injector as a complement for controlled environment agriculture – everything from hydroponics, rooftop and tower gardens to urban agriculture and more, according to a... more »

Michigan food processing, agribusiness event set

MiFOOD 2015, the Michigan Food Processing & Agribusiness Summit, will be held May 7 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, MichiganAccording to a news release, the MiFOOD 2015 “tackles some... more »

Reduce the temperature of asparagus once it’s harvested

Randy Beaudry has respect for the makeup of what he believes is the most perishable of vegetables – asparagus. "Asparagus is kind of an amazing vegetable," said the professor in Michigan State University's Department of... more »

Growing, marketing go hand in hand for Ventura County farm

Town & Country Farms is lucky.Despite the general drought in California, the Ventura County farm has a good supply of well water. Despite general labor shortages in the produce industry, the farm has a reliable... more »

Cool asparagus as quickly as possible once harvested

Randy Beaudry has respect for the makeup of what he believes is the most perishable of vegetables – asparagus."Asparagus is kind of an amazing vegetable," said the professor in Michigan State University's Department of Horticulture,... more »


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