Thomas Ford, Tianna DuPont
Fruit and vegetable producers can follow these best practices for keeping produce fresh and safe in the field, at harvest, and through proper postharvest steps of cooling, washing, storage, and packing.
The most important way that Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) can be spread from plant to plant is on workers' hands, clothing or on tools.
Elevated sodium and chloride levels are being observed more frequently in private water supplies in rural areas.
Growers looking to high efficiency vent-free heaters for their greenhouse operation may be disappointed in their performance when growing ethylene sensitive crops like tomatoes.
Extension professionals and pesticide industry representatives consistently reminded growers to read the pesticide label thoroughly and observe all precautions listed on the label.