Production Stories
Mesh bags tied to the trellis can be used as slings to support the fruit as they ripen.   
Photo courtesy of Jett Lewis
Cucurbits
April 25, 2016
How To Maintain Proper Irrigation And Pest Control In High Tunnel Melon Production
Fine-tune your irrigation practices, know which pests target melon crops, and make sure the inside of your tunnel doesn’t get too hot. Read More
Researchers grew the colored bell peppers in an unheated high-tunnel at the experiment station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm. Photo credit:  University of New Hampshire
More Vegetables
April 25, 2016
High Tunnel Bell Pepper Trial Highlights Varieties Best Suited For An Unheated Environment
Colored bell peppers have the potential to be a profitable alternative crop. Read More
field shot the Produce Peddler Colorado
Fertilizer
April 25, 2016
FDA Extends Comment Period On Using Raw Manure As Fertilizer
The assessment will be designed to evaluate the risk that the use of raw manure as fertilizer on produce crops may pose for consumer health.   Read More
Here is a row of mature almond trees that just encountered the Slasher (in background) from IronWolf Manufacturing.
Equipment
April 22, 2016
Whole Orchard Recycling Could Improve Soil Fertility
A giant new machine gobbles up whole trees and spits out the chunks, which eventually get worked back into the soil. Read More
One of the primary advantages to high tunnel production is the ability to more precisely control watering. 
Photo courtesy of Jett Lewis
Cucurbits
April 18, 2016
Keys To Successful High Tunnel Melon Production
Material selection, structural design, and variety selection are just a few things to consider when growing melons under high tunnels. Read More
Research assistant Shaana Way of Michigan State University sampling bees in a wildflower planting adjacent to a highbush blueberry field. (Photo Credit: Julia Brokaw)
Fruits
April 15, 2016
New Video Takes An Inside Look At Pollination Research
The European honeybee gets all the attention, but there are more than 3,600 species of wild bees in North America. Read More
HLB-riddled key lime tree crawling with Asian citrus psyllids
Citrus
April 15, 2016
What We Know Now About Citrus Nutrition
Greening has changed how growers approach fertilizer programs. Read More
honeybee
Fruits
April 12, 2016
App Helps Protect Bees In The Field
Oregon State University publication recommends best practices for managing pesticide applications to protect bees via a smartphone app. Read More
Peppers in containers have individual irrigation emitters. Photo credit: Bob Hochmuth
Production
April 8, 2016
Irrigation Options For Protected Culture
If you produce in the field and plan to add a greenhouse, or if you plan to switch from ornamentals to vegetables in protected culture, understand the systems involved and know your water source. Read More
GP Sazo Temp Chart
Apples & Pears
April 7, 2016
Apple Growers Need To Be Cautious About Frost Treatment
Always follow the instructions on the product’s label. Read More
Variety of crops inside high tunnel-riased beds for web
Production
April 7, 2016
How To Determine The Right Greenhouse Structure For Your Operation
When switching crops or adding a greenhouse to produce vegetables, experts say to start out small when investing in facilities. Read More
Gotham Greens Greenhouse in New York uses supplemental high-pressure sodium lighting for its basil crop.
Photo credit: Chieri Kubota, University of Arizona
Protected Agriculture
April 7, 2016
Ensure Proper Lighting For Your Greenhouse Vegetables
Making the switch from ornamentals to vegetable crops? Read on to learn what lighting adjustments you need to make for a seamless transition. Read More
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Production
April 28, 2016
Farm Demonstration Visits To Focus On So…
California farmers will share practical experiences in “growing” healthy soil. Read More
Cucurbits
April 25, 2016
How To Maintain Proper Irrigation And Pe…
Fine-tune your irrigation practices, know which pests target melon crops, and make sure the inside of your tunnel doesn’t get too hot. Read More
Fruits
April 15, 2016
New Video Takes An Inside Look At Pollin…
The European honeybee gets all the attention, but there are more than 3,600 species of wild bees in North America. Read More
Fruits
April 12, 2016
App Helps Protect Bees In The Field
Oregon State University publication recommends best practices for managing pesticide applications to protect bees via a smartphone app. Read More
Production
April 8, 2016
Irrigation Options For Protected Culture
If you produce in the field and plan to add a greenhouse, or if you plan to switch from ornamentals to vegetables in protected culture, understand the systems involved and know your water source. Read More
Production
April 7, 2016
How To Determine The Right Greenhouse St…
When switching crops or adding a greenhouse to produce vegetables, experts say to start out small when investing in facilities. Read More
Production
April 6, 2016
New Technology May Help Crops Survive Dr…
Research from Purdue University may be valuable to commercial growers and useful for many species of plants. Read More
Production
March 8, 2016
Tractors & Planters: Maximum Reliabi…
Manufacturers and suppliers discuss how they are fine-tuning today’s equipment to meet your needs. Read More
Production
March 1, 2016
Media’s Ignorance Of Farming [Opinion]
A recent news story on the ag business highlights the fact growers should try to educate consumer news reporters. Read More
Farm Management
February 24, 2016
New Pollination Management Video Release…
Integrated Crop Pollination Project video intended for growers of specialty crops. Read More
Crop Protection
February 23, 2016
Extension Publications Available For Veg…
Three publications from Purdue University Extension for commercial growers cover production, trials, and diseases, including tomato disease management in greenhouses. Read More
Equipment
February 10, 2016
Get Your Sprayer Ready For Spring
Cleaning equipment, checking for damages, and ensuring proper calibration should be standard procedure before the season begins. Read More
Citrus
February 4, 2016
Can Olive Oil Grease Skids For Florida’s…
Researchers, interested growers help launch new industry. Read More
Fruits
February 2, 2016
EPA Releases List Of Products Labeled Fo…
Agency gives recommendations on products to protect hives against parasites. Read More
Farm Management
February 1, 2016
Economics 101: Focus On Being Efficient …
An expert from Purdue University says use the latest technology to improve data collection and make investments to increase productivity while paying attention to costs. Read More
Farm Management
January 31, 2016
Organic Vegetable Farm Combines The Righ…
The business model of Coveyou Farms in Michigan has allowed the operation to be sustainable and profitable in a challenging market. Read More
Production
January 27, 2016
Bee Gene Bank To Preserve Genetic Divers…
Researchers are developing long-term storage techniques for honeybees, including creating a way to revive frozen embryos. Read More
Fertilizer
January 19, 2016
Bioworks Launches New Nitrogen Fertilize…
Verdanta N-Vita 9-4-3 fertilizer has a high nitrogen mix derived from organic sources. Read More
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