Thinking outside the vegetable box

2021-07-06T09:18:08-05:00July 6, 2021|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

by Sally Colby

Malabar spinach, red okra, bottle gourd, bitter melon and stevia may not be standard farmers market fare, but Allison Akbay has developed a strong customer following for specialty vegetables. At the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, held virtually this year, Akbay shared what she has learned about marketing specialty produce. (more…)

Scouting the greenhouse

2021-07-06T09:09:27-05:00July 6, 2021|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

by Sally Colby

Scouting for greenhouse pests is one of the most critical tasks for greenhouse operators. It can mean the difference between catching a problem in time or total crop loss.

Dr. Luis Canas, associate professor of entomology at Ohio State University, said it’s useful for growers to review the greenhouse layout and create a series of stops where scouters make routine checks. (more…)