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Keller’s Farmstand Grows in Chicagoland

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Although Illinois is best known for its vast corn and soybean fields, Keller’s Farmstand (http://www.kellersfarmstand.com), Oswego, Illinois, owned by Frank Keller IV, has brought the Keller …

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New England Growers Express Pros/Cons of Running a Farmstand

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On an otherwise quiet highway in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, a newly constructed post and beam farm store fronting 95 acres of farmland stands like an oasis. …

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HIGH TUNNELS HELP SOUTHERN GROWERS

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As high tunnels are used more and more by growers and the optimal growing techniques are developed and tested by scientists, it becomes easier for potential …

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Packaging Best Practices

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Packaging is one of the most important final steps you can do to ensure the freshness and quality of your produce. With the different types of …

Vegetables

Potato Power

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This month, for our crop focus, we decided to give attention to one of the our planet’s top vegetables: potatoes. Of course, in this issue, we’ll …

Vegetables

Long Acres Potato Farms: How to Have a Future in Potato Production

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The faint of heart should probably avoid the potato business. That’s the frank advice of Bryan Beck, co-owner with his father, Clarence, of the 3,100-acre Long …

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Thrips, Aphids and Spider Mites…Oh My!

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Greenhouse growers nationwide are well versed in thrips, aphids and spider mites. These three pests are the most persistent greenhouse pests across the country. Thrips, Aphids and …

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Stay Safe While Using Harvesting Equipment

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Safety should always be a top priority no matter the type of equipment you’re using on the farm. Many, if not most, incidents are preventable. Here …

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Keep Greenhouse Crops Cool in the Summer

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Excessive heat can stunt plant growth and requires more frequent watering to keep plants healthy. The “ideal” house temperature will somewhat vary based on the crop. …

Vegetables

Exploring the Versatility of Growing Tomatoes

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When consumers think of tomatoes, they often debate whether it is a fruit or vegetable. Growers know that botanically a tomato is a fruit because fruits …

Vegetables

Strategies for Fighting Tomato Weeds

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Weeds are not only a nuisance, but also can be a resting home for insects and diseases, which can wreak havoc on production crops such as …

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Conquering Realities of Herbicide Resistance

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Many commercial growers spray chemicals to rid crops of weeds, but few actively consider the possibility of herbicide resistance. Yet the first known reported case of …

Education

5 Tips to Becoming a Successful First-Time Farmer

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Agriculture is the backbone of life. However, with the average age of a farmer in the United States being 56 years old, it’s becoming crucial that …

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Insect Pest Directory

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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 …