Vegetables

Sales outlets help Florida farm survive shifts in produce market

Florida grower Tom O’Brien has found ways to sell his produce through multiple venues. O’Brien is president of C&D Fruit & Vegetable based in Bradenton, Florida. His growing and shippin... more

Florida family farm innovates to stay competitive

Family involvement has helped McClure Farms and West Coast Tomato, one of Florida’s longest-running tomato growing and packing operations, remain competitive ... more

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UI Study Finds Two Vegetables Team Up on Cancer

Broccoli and tomatoes have shown cancer-fighting qualities in a number of studies, but a new University of Illinois study indicates that they work eve... more »

Temporary Setback Due To Freeze Can Be Beneficial To Strawberry Production

The chilling temperatures haven't put the damper on California's year-round crop of strawberries, although the industry is experiencing a temporary se... more »

Specialty Growers Preparing for Insect Battle

The combination of a mild winter, the corn earworm's possible development of resistance to insecticide, and the spread of aphids in Illinois could pre... more »

Produce companies announce merger

Heeren Brothers and J.A. Besteman Co. announced Oct. 9 that they plan to merge, creating one of the largest family-owned produce wholesalers in Michig... more »

Downy Mildew Outbreaks Require Sprays for Control

“All growers of vine crops in Michigan should be spraying for control of downy mildew,” said Mary Hausbeck, vegetable disease specialist a... more »

Michigan industry looks at 59-cent asparagus price

By Dick Lehnert, Assistant Editor

Honee Bear Canning Co., Lawton, Mich., announced March 10 that it will sign contracts to buy Michigan a... more »

Asparagus Growers Threaten to Help Sink Andean Trade Agreement

By Dick Lehnert, Assistant Editor

"It is our goal to sink the Andean Free Trade Agreement,” said Alan Schreiber, administrator of t... more »

Fresh Vegetable Harvested Acreage Up 2 Percent

The prospective area for harvest of 11 selected fresh-market vegetables during the winter quarter is forecast at 183,900 acres, according to USDA's Na... more »

Haygrove Tunnels Winners Announced

Haygrove Tunnels and Great American Publishing (The Fruit Growers News and The Vegetable Growers News) combined efforts to kick off Haygrove's North A... more »

Florida Tomato Pickers, Taco Bell Reach Agreement

In what they called a precedent-setting move, fast-food industry leader Taco Bell Corp., a division of Yum! Brands, agreed to work with the Coalition ... more »


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