United States of America
There are several key insects that affect cherry production. Use this handy guide to help identify pests and to learn more about solutions.
- Cherry Fruit Fly and Western Cherry Fruit Fly
- Plum Curculio
- American Plum Borer
- Spotted-Winged Drosophila
There are several key diseases that affect cherry production. Use this handy guide to help identify some diseases and to learn more about causes and solutions.
- Bacterial Canker
- Black Knot
- Phytophthora Root Rot
- Brown Rot
- Powdery Mildew
Caraway (Carum carvi L.) is a hardy, biennial herb which is native to Europe and Western Asia. First year plants resemble carrots, growing to about 8 inches tall with finely divided leaves and long taproots. By the second year, two to three foot stalks develop topped by umbels of white or pink flowers, which appear from May to August. Some varieties may flower the first year. The seeds are small, brown and crescent shaped.
According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) August 28 Vegetables report, the 2014 contract production of the four major processing vegetables (tomatoes, sweet corn, snap beans, and green peas) is projected to total 18.2 million short tons, up 14 percent from last year.
Asparagus has been grown for many years. The Ancient Greeks and Romans relished this crop. It originated in Asia Minor and is a member of the lily family. California, Michigan, and Washington are the major producing states, but there is some commercial production in many of the northern and western states. Warm regions such as Northern Mexico and Southern California also grow it. Recent research has shown that asparagus can be grown at a profit in North Carolina.