Industry Survey Reports More Organic Vegetables, Greater Biocontrol Use

American Vegetable Grower has released the results of its 2019 State of the Vegetable Industry survey. The survey showed that although the number of organic growers hasn’t grown significantly, many growers are planning to add organic produce to their crop mix in the next few years. In addition, growers who raise organic crops are devoting increasingly more of their acreage to organic production. The survey also showed that although the number of growers using biocontrols is holding steady at around 50% of survey respondents, those who are using them report using significantly more biochemicals and biostimulants. Additionally, it revealed that more than half of vegetable operations grow in a greenhouse, high tunnel, or low tunnel.