Citrus Greening

It’s the mother lode of all citrus diseases,” said Dr. MaryLou Polek, vice president of science and technology for the Citrus Research Board, California Department of Food and Agriculture, at the 2014 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum session on huanglongbing (HLB) disease. Read about: 4 Steps to Cultivate Indoor Lettuce Huanglongbing means “yellow shoot disease.” It causes … Read more

Sweet Corn is King at New York Farm Market

Fans of sweet corn flock to the Fall Creek Farm Market in Freeville, N.Y., as soon as the first early-season varieties are snapped off the stalks in nearby cornfields and brought to the large wooden building that has served as a farm market since 1985. Kim and Karin LaMotte, sisters and owner-operators in their early … Read more

Pride in Excellence

Pride in Excellence

A history of growth at Wada Farms History is important to understanding the growth of any company. For Wada Farms (http://www.wadafarms.com) in Idaho Falls, Idaho, history has been key to the exceptional growth of this small family farm over seven decades. This third-generation family-owned and operated company grows potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes. Onions are … Read more

Fertilizing Organic Crops

Fertilizing Organic Crops

The foundation of organic production is building and maintaining soil health. With few exceptions, the inputs applied for fertility and for pest, disease and weed control must be natural, not synthetic. Management practices such as crop rotation, conservation tillage and cover crops are part of a system that strives for fertile soil while enhancing ecological … Read more

Going Bananas in Georgia

Little-known variety produces between freezes Banana enthusiast and researcher Richard Wallace successfully cultivates fast-producing banana plants in the nontropical climate of Southeast Georgia. Using the Viente Cohol variety, which originated in the Philippines, he is able to plant an 18-inch banana plant after the last freeze of spring, and it flowers and produces mature fruit … Read more