Flat sales for fruit are worrisome, but floral is back

The week ending June 28 was the week in between Father’s Day and the Fourth of July, which means everyday demand alone was driving the sales numbers. Food and beverage sales remained well above last... more »

Cyclamen mites found in strawberries in the East

This has been a "mitey" spring so far with two spotted spider mites, broad mites and now cyclamen mites (by Bob Rouse) being found. Usually cyclamen mites (Phytonemus pallidus) cause much of t... more »

Cucumber downy mildew moves across Michigan

Downy mildew on cucumber plants has been verified on two farms in Monroe County, which is located in southeast Michigan. This is the first confirmation of this devastating disease on the east side of ... more »

Renovating plasticulture strawberries can boost yields

With strawberry season winding down in annual strawberry production on plastic mulch, many growers may consider carrying the beds over for a second year’s harvest. These are some guidelines for r... more »

Father’s Day demand drove gains of 15.7% for fresh produce

The week ending June 21 was Father’s Day weekend and it resulted in a significant boost for fresh produce, both fruit and vegetables. At the same time, the demand for center-store items, including ... more »

Fresh Summit by PMA set as a virtual experience Oct. 13-15

Produce Marketing Association announced June 30 that the 2020 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo will be a virtual experience instead of an onsite event in Dallas. In a message to members and indus... more »

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