15 Cucumber Varieties Great for 2019

Compare types, disease packages, and best regions to find the right cucumber for your operation.

Why Are There So Few New Crop Controls?

Unlike past decades, new modes of action and active ingredients are rare today. Here’s why.

How Top Flavor Farms Succeeds

Top Flavor Farms has a great reputation in the industry for quality, innovation, and advocacy. What does it take to reach that level of success?

Vegetable Growers Harvested 7% Fewer Acres Than 10 Years Ago [2017 Census of Agriculture]

USDA released an agricultural atlas as part of its 2017 Census of Agriculture, and it has a lot to tell. 

Leafy Greens Have a Bright Future

After a series of romaine-linked outbreaks, Top Flavor’s Mike Clements is confident the industry is coming back.

12 Top Lettuce Varieties for 2019

Compare these lettuces to see which varieties you’ll want to grow.

Tracking 20-Year Trends in Vegetable Farm Size

As part of our ongoing examination of USDA’s 2017 Census of Agriculture, we turn our eyes to acreage. 

Tips for Growers to Reduce How Much Pesticide Enters the Environment

Growers rely on pesticides, but they can be harmful if they escape the farm. Here are some ways to ensure you are a good steward and a good grower.

Weeds Shelter Vegetable Insect Pests

Weeds not only offer refuge to pests (and the diseases they vector), they also interfere with insecticide applications.

19 Great Sweet Corn Varieties to Grow

Compare these varieties features to find the right ones for your growing operation.

Sweet Potatoes and Spinach Lead List of Most Acreage Increases [2017 Census of Agriculture]

USDA’s long-awaited 2017 Census of Agriculture has finally arrived. Find out which vegetable crops are growing — and shrinking — the most.

Filter Irrigation Runoff to Protect Water Quality

University of California’s Michael Cahn shares tested ways to protect local water ways from pesticides in your irrigation.

Organic Fertilizers Have an Impact on Vegetable Crop Yield

Researchers are turning their eyes on how effective organic fertilizers are. These two studies involved two popular vegetable crops: onions and eggplant.

Texas 1015 Supersweet Onion Breeder Dies

Dr. Leonard Pike, who developed the Texas 1015 Supersweet onion, has died. He was 78.

Field Scouting Guide: Gummy Stem Blight

What you need to know to identify and manage this disease.

U.S. Fresh Market Tomato Production Levels Are Falling [Infographic]

Since 2009, tomato production (as measured by hundredweight – cwt) fell 38%, according to data from USDA.

Show Your Team How Vital They Are to Your Farm’s Success [Opinion]

Rules and ways of doing things can evolve from just “a way to get the job done” to “the way it must be.” Spread that out among several crews with their own rules, and your operation can founder.

Why We Need a Strong Push to Stabilize Trade for American Ag in 2019

U.S. potato exports losses could exceed more than $400 million annually.

Consumption is Up; Production is Down: Understand How Fresh Tomato Trends Affect You

Volatile forces are reshaping the fresh tomato industry, giving quick-thinking producers a wild adventure.

Reporter Helps Public Understand the Farm Labor Shortage

During the news writer’s investigation, he discovered how illogical H-2A rules can be.

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