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Top 5 -yesterday
- Rijk Zwaan launches ToBRFV-resistant tomato varieties
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Top 5 -last week
- “Significantly better results with new Iron fertilizers”
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Top 5 -last month
- UK growers stop planting and put nurseries on sale amidst energy crisis and labor shortage
- "You can't grow on water without lights"
- "High-tech farmer AppHarvest is running out of money"
- German family company switches from tomato cultivation to hydroponic lettuce
- Mobile aeroponic system requires less maintenance and guarantees even irrigation
US (MI): Early but steady supply of cucumbers
“The local supply of cucumbers has ended recently,” says Matt Robinson of Ann Arbor, Mi.-based Frog Holler Produce. Frog Holler is a 40-year-old company that partners with Michigan growers and other suppliers to bring produce to the region. “It is very late in the season for Michigan. We went two weeks longer in 2017 in comparison to 2016.”
This despite the fact that cucumbers got an earlier start to the season this year. “I would say we were about two weeks ahead of normal,” says Robinson. “Everything got off to a good start this spring.”
Pressures from nearby
More recently, Frog Holler has been receiving cucumbers from Mexico as well to offset the competition coming in from areas such as New York and Indiana who’ve had product available recently.
Meanwhile prices are staying steady. “It’s been virtually the same for the past few weeks and also last October. It’s steady and no dramatic changes are expected,” says Robinson.
That said, he does anticipate the recent weather events may start to put pressure on getting product. “Very soon we will start to feel the effects of damage that was caused by the hurricanes and the heavy rains in Florida,” he adds.
For more information:
Frog Holler Produce
Tel: +1-(734) 663-5067
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