Insect Pest Directory

Insect Pest Directory

Pests are one of the biggest nuisances to all growers. They destroy crops and make farmers lose profit on their fruits or vegetables. The list of new pests continue to grow across the country. As a grower, the key to deterring them is prevention and care. Insect Pest Directory Here is a list of pests to … Read more

How to Have a Successful Strawberry-Growing Season

How to Have a Successful Strawberry-Growing Season

Without strawberries, life would be sad: No strawberry shortcake, no strawberry parfaits, no strawberry ice cream. Sorrow has been averted, however, with producers growing 3 billion pounds of strawberries in 2014. The total value of the crop was $2.9 billion, according to Agricultural Resource Marketing Center (AGMRC). No doubt: strawberries are a prized crop in … Read more

Disaster Management: How Genesis Growers Survived Its Flood

Disaster Management

In 1999, Vicki Westerhoff took over her family’s 20-acre farm in St. Anne, Illinois and established a farming partnership called Genesis Growers, Inc. By 2015, Genesis Growers was a 65-acre certified organic farm with sales at farmers markets, wholesale to restaurants, and a CSA. Westerhoff was growing approximately 350 varieties of herbs and vegetables, until … Read more

Sweet Corn Weeds

Sweet Corn Weeds

Weeds are so frustrating. They keep popping up in the field or garden without heeding your desire to grow the perfect vegetable and to earn money. Sweet Corn Weeds Read about:  Greenhouse Crops for the Off-Season It’s fair to say that weeds compete for light, nutrients and space for crops, such as sweet corn, which is the … Read more