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Please enjoy a look back at the most-read articles from 2023

January 2, 2023

  SWD-killing wasps released to protect Michigan fruit

Michigan State University (MSU) researchers who specialize in fruit crop pests have begun testing the effectiveness of a new biocontrol agent that could help reduce the damage caused by spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) on crops.

  Organic Grower magazine survey results show labor, soil health top of mind

We compiled results from our recent organic grower survey. The results are listed below in the infographic.


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  Tools of the trade

Hans Bishop diligently sets the stage when approaching weed control on his farm. He always develops a crop plan, refers to the farm’s previous performance records, strategizes what, where and when to plant and finally, always keeps “Thine Enemy” in mind.

  Growers assess Hurricane Ian damage

Florida growers are surveying damage to crops and property, following Hurricane Ian’s deadly landfall.

  Cold Frame farming

Founded in 2012, Cold Frame Farm is a 27-acre USDA-certified organic farm. Lisa and her team are committed to regenerative farming practices and sustainability.

  Cover crops and chess

I have been thinking about cover crops lately and when I do, I find myself remembering my high school chess coach. Mr. Lange was a fun person – he would get excited and animated to make his points.


2023 Southeast Vegetable Crop Handbook

If you are a vegetable grower in the Southeast and are in need of a FREE resource for your operation, the 2023 Southeast Vegetable Crop Handbook is your guide. Get the latest insights and advice on successfully growing your vegetables.


  Controlling weeds through tillage

I enjoy helping people kill weeds. Why? Not because of an ancient grudge or instinctual hate – there are times when weeds can be a protective skin that saves the land from the ravages from erosion – it’s just that weeds can stress farmers out, lower yields and make harvest more difficult. 

  Food with a story

Concerns about climate change brought Anne and Brian Bates north to Petoskey, Michigan, located on Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay. “We wanted an abundance of water and a cooler climate,” Brian said.

  Sweet organic success

Growing organics is a more intensive undertaking requiring ingenuity and even more dedication and perseverance than the Vidalia onions McLain Farms Inc. grows.

  After 100 years, Watson & Sons continues to evolve

As Jerrold A. Watson & Sons LLC continues its growing legacy of more than a century, it’s been growing organically since 2005. The Monetta, South Carolina, grower markets all its crops under the Watsonia Organics brand.



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