Vegetables

From Potatoes to Mustard Greens

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Dale Gies says of growing mustard greens,” We didn’t start this project to eliminate the use of chemicals. It was thought that it could help, but …

FruitsOrganic

Organic Apples in New York

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Organic apple production has expanded in the U.S. since the turn of the century. The state of Washington, especially, has added organic apple acreage. According to …

Vegetables

Bringing Up Baby Potatoes

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Bringing a new crop to market can be difficult for a farmer or even a group of farmers. However, a group of potato growers along the …

Farm Life

A Beauty of a Ranch

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Pears, peaches and much more A dirt road leads up a hill to Blum Ranch in Acton, Calif., where the Blum family has been growing peaches, …

Tech

Risk Management Tools

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Making tough decisions easier When it comes to making decisions for orchard management, it’s no longer a simple matter of removing a McIntosh block and replacing …

Education

The Quest to Save Soil

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No-tillage production helps in southern Illinois Since the first cooled railcars carried strawberries to the population market in Chicago, southern Illinois has produced fruits and vegetables …