Blog posts

  • 2014 Tomato Trials- Summer Sneak Peak

    CropKing • June 12, 2014

    For many of the producers that we serve, beefsteak tomatoes are a large majority of their production. However...

  • Dealing with a Rexless Summer?

    CropKing • May 12, 2014

    For growers, there exists something of a codependent relationship between them and their cultivar of choice. Due to...

  • Investigating impacts of Electrical Conductivity in Nutrient Solutions

    CropKing • April 08, 2014

    In recirculating systems producing leafy crops, one of the main factors in the control of the grower is the...

  • Summer to Fall Mixed Leafy Trial

    CropKing • February 04, 2014

    While lettuce fills a large majority of the spaces in most greenhouse nutrient film technique (NFT) systems in the...

  • Beefsteak Cultivar Trials- Part 2 (The Numbers)

    CropKing • January 06, 2014

    •This evaluation was carried out both to increase our knowledge
    of several available beefsteaks and to provide...

  • Beefsteak Cultivar Trials- Part 1 (The Pictures)

    CropKing • November 22, 2013

    Greenhouse tomato production in the United States now encompasses a wide spectrum of fruit types and cultivars...

  • Dialing in on the Downy: Dealing with Basil Downy Mildew in your Greenhouse

    CropKing • September 17, 2013

    Some basic facts on basil downy mildew

    Basil downy mildew (Peronospora belbahrii) is a disease that is rapidly...

  • Spring to Summer Romaine Lettuce Trial

    CropKing • September 06, 2013

    Romaine lettuce can sometimes be a challenging lettuce crop to produce in the greenhouse due to its susceptibility...

  • The attraction of opposites: Using both soil and soilless production to enhance diversified vegetable and fruit operations - Part 2

    CropKing • August 06, 2013

    On this mid-summer morning in central Pennsylvania, it turned out that tomatoes were not the first thing on Ammon...