It was a hot February morning at Wish Farms, a large strawberry-growing operation outside Plant City, Florida. Gary Wishnatzki, the proprietor, met me at one of the farm offices. In the high season, Wish Farms picks, chills, and ships some twenty million berries—all handpicked by a seasonal workforce of six hundred and fifty farm laborers.
For vegetable growers, weeds are a bane and a pain. However, University of Florida scientists believe they can surgically strike out weeds that get in the way of vegetable growth by using a combination of fumigants. Read moreRead More »