Summer 2022

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...

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...

Financing the modern-day farm

For millennia, farmers have been remarkably resourceful and resilient in overcoming ecological perils that threaten their livelihood. Now, they face environmental challenges far greater than flood, drought and...

Researcher eyes plant-based tool to detect fecal contamination

Mohit Verma, Ph.D., with Purdue University, is leading efforts to develop a low-cost portable paper-based tool that can produce results of potential mammalian fecal contamination in about an...

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. Brothers Brett and Rusty McLain...

Weeds, soil health top organic growers’ concerns, survey shows

It should be no surprise that controlling weeds remains the most pressing production challenge for organic produce growers, and that nemesis was identified once again in the 2022...

West Coast water woes

Growers on the West Coast are facing their toughest water challenges in recent history. Declining water tables, lack of spring rains, historically low snowpacks, and reservoirs and stream...
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P.O. Box 128
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616-520-2137
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