Red Pumpkin Beetle, Aulacophora foveicollis Lucas; A Review of Host Susceptibility and Management Practices
Fruit and vegetable production and consumption in Asia and the Pacific region have shown a marked upward trend over the past several years. Rising consumer demand in the region has come with greater awareness of food safety issues and increased need for convenience and quality. The fresh-cut produce sector has responded to these demands, and is currently at different stages of development across the region.
DJ's is committed to providing our customers with the freshest and finest varieties of strawberries and other spring and summer produce. The fall brings pumpkins and mums. DJ's Berry Patch is a pre-picked or pick-your-own Strawberry and Produce Farm.
In addition to our deliciously sweet berries, you'll find tomatoes, sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupe and more available at our farm market each spring. You can also find our produce at local markets including: Holly Springs Farmers Market and Apex Farmers Market.
Pumpkins are a crop that is well-suited to small-scale and part-time farming operations. Many marketing opportunities, such as wholesale, retail, and pick-your-own, are available for small-scale growers.
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.