The Path to the Least Resistance

Greenhouse growers are well aware of integrated pest management (IPM) and the importance of minimizing spray applications of chemicals that have the potential to lead to resistance. As part of this effort, many growers are adding biological control agents, or BCA, to their IPM programs. But incorporating BCA isn’t as simple as releasing ladybugs or … Read more

Year-round greenhouse growing

In the dead of winter when the rolling hills of Ashby, Minnesota are blanketed by stark white snow, vibrant green plants are growing at Paradox Farm as if it were a warm summer day. “We’re able to provide customers with delectable plants fall, winter and spring until they are able to plant their … Read more

Getting into the Greenhouse

As you may have noticed on our cover this year, there’s a little banner at the right-hand corner of the page. It’s a symbol of our 10th year as a magazine, a small time compared to the rest of our Ag group publications. As I mentioned on, the four books would resemble a perfectly … Read more

Setting the Standard

As an educator with the Farmworkers Health and Safety department at North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) Cooperative Extension-Wayne County, Luis Cruz is inspired by his agricultural upbringing. “I come from a family of migrant workers,” he said as a former crew leader assistant for a blueberry producer. “I definitely know the struggles and challenges that … Read more